Working with WWAP

Given the ambitious and exciting challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, WWAP expertise on water resources is more relevant than ever. WWAP is committed to having a competent, motivated and dedicated workforce that acts with the highest integrity and is empowered to deliver on the sustainable development goals.

Why working with us?

  • Interesting and fulfilling work with an internationally leading programme on water of UNESCO;
  • Opportunities to learn and develop in a stimulating international work environment;
  • A place where you can share ideas, knowledge and expertise with key networks and experts:
  • Strategic alliances and collaboration with UNESCO and UN‐Water members and partners.
  • Opportunity to contribute to prestigious and benchmark assessments, analyses and publications, as well as to the dissemination of their key policy findings and recommendations.
  • Unique facilities in ‘Villa la Colombella’, located near the city of Perugia in the Region of Umbria, ‘green heart’ of Italy.

See the brief “WWAP at a glance” for more information.

Vacancies at WWAP

To apply to a vacancy fill out the UNESCO CV template template and send it to 'wwap.perugia(at)' along with your motivation letter. CV on a different format will not be taken into consideration.

In the subject of the email please mention the vacancy number and the job title (for further details refer to the specific vacancy notice). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Internship Programme

If you are planning to embark on a career in the field of water sciences, then an internship at the World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO will be ideal for you.

Aside from helping you understand the Organization’s mandate and main thrusts, it also enhances your academic knowledge with relevant work assignments that can help you prepare for your future career.

Please send your CV to wwap.perugia(at) and register yourself in the UNESCO Roster. You will be contacted if selected. 

Secondment with WWAP

Seconded Experts are staff employed by governmental entities, Non‐Governmental Organizations, International Organizations that are not part of the United Nations common system, universities, and private sector companies and foundations, who are assigned to UNESCO WWAP to provide expertise/skills not available within WWAP or to supplement currently available expertise, on the basis of specific needs identified by the Programme.

How to apply

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