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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Intern – Environment... Nairobi

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Nairobi Kenya

2 weeks ago

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Global Sub Programme Coordinator, Environmental Governance the intern will work with and learn from a team of experienced professionals in the area of knowledge management, data analytics, environmental statistics and environmental law.

The UNEP Law Division, Environmental Governance internship is for six (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.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the intern will carry out the following duties:

- Learn from real-world practitioners and liaise with the organization on live policy problems.
- Carry out research and analysis on the... connections between climate change, nature and pollution and providing comments and suggestions for improvement.
- Carrying out research and analysis, reviewing portfolio and providing comments and suggestions for improvement.
- Prepare written summaries and/or make oral presentations of his/her research, including briefing notes and reports.
- Assist in maintaining files, materials, information, and related data relevant to the sub programme.

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.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

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.
Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Preferred area of study:
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, environmental governance, Environmental law. Any experience, academic or otherwise, in the data analytics would be a major asset.

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.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

Languages

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

NOTE: "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

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