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United Nations Paid Internships for Kenyan Diploma and Degree Holders

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Posting Title: INTERN – ADMINISTRATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 07 August 2018 – 21 August 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-UNEP-102016-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nation Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional levels. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

The Law Division leads the development and implementation of the UN Environment Environmental Governance sub-programme, which includes the promotion of streamlined and coherent environmental governance at the international level, the promotion of progressive development and implementation of environmental law, support to international environmental agreements (known as Multilateral Environmental Agreements – MEAs), and promotion of mainstreaming of environmental objectives in the development sector. The internship is for three months, with a possibility for extension. It is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Programme Delivery & Management Unit

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Programme Delivery & Management Unit of the Law Division, the intern will:

•Assist in the coordination of Programme Delivery & Management Unit activities; prepare briefing notes on the Unit’s activities; assist in reviewing for correctness and consistency budgetary and other staffing tables and bringing to the attention of the Head of the Unit;
•Provide general office assistance: set up and maintain electronic files/records; schedule weekly team meetings and other ad hoc meetings; handle routine administrative tasks as may be assigned; attend meetings when required and prepare minutes, monitor follow-up activities; ensure smooth functioning of the Head of the Unit through ensuring smooth and efficient information flow within the team.
•Undertake such other tasks as may be assigned by the Head of the Unit.

Competencies

-Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively; Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to other, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information keeping people informed.
-Client Orientation: The incumbent must consider the point of view of the client, maintain productive partnerships with them and identify their needs and match them to appropriate solutions. Ability to identify clients’ needs and accommodate them; must have the capacity to maintain productive partnerships with clients; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors on-going developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.
-Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent);
c) Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period of graduation.

Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of he United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Studies in Business Administration and Finance is preferred.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

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Posting Title: INTERN – Web Development, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 03 August 2018 – 17 August 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-UNHABITAT-101735-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

 

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

The UN-Habitat internship is for 6 months.

The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the Supervision of Officer in Charge, Communications Branch, the intern will:
– Participate when called upon in the process of reviewing and further developing the web presence of the programmes under the responsibility of the unit, with a view to streamline knowledge
sharing and enhanced communication.
– Assist in updating content the UN-habitat corporate website and any other subsidiary website as assigned.
– Assist in social media updates and improving on UN-Habitat digital communication sphere.
– Assist in developing individual web pages as assigned.
– Assist in customization of web page templates as may be required.
– Participate in any meeting as a representative of the Communications, Press and Media unit to gather needs towards developing web pages for internal clients and content maintenance;
– Assist in ensuring quality control for the web content by analyzing web content and identifying any Broken links for correction.
– Perform any other tasks assigned related to the UN-Habitat corporate website and its subsidiary websites.

Competencies

Core Competencies:
Communication:
-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Client Orientation:
-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred Area of Studies:
Computer science, Information systems, Information management, Mathematics, Statistics or field related.
– Familiarity with IT Skills such as Proficiency in Open Source Content management platforms especially Drupal and WordPress are highly required.
– Ability to programme using JavaScript and PHP an added advantage.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

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Posting Title: INTERN – Economist, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 03 August 2018 – 17 August 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-UNHABITAT-101731-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

UN-Habitat is in the process of preparing a chapter for the UN DESA “World Situation Report 2019″ whose theme is on inequalities.The study will use similar methodology to the recent study entitled ” Construction of More Equitable cities: Public Policies for Inclusion in Latin America” prepared by UN-Habitat in collaboration with other development partner agencies. (See the link at http://unhabitat.org/books/construction-of-more-equitable-cities/)

The UN-Habitat internship is for 6 months.

The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the Supervision of Programme Officer the intern will:
– Participate in urban income inequalities research.
– Prepare charts showing trends in inequality.
– Assist the Human Settlements Officer in other research.

Competencies

Core Competencies:
Communication:
-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
-Places team agenda before personal agenda.
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation:
-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.
-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred Area of Studies:
Undergraduate/Post Graduate in Economics.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

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