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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP’s Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
The Biodiversity and Land Branch in the Ecosystems Division leads on activities on biodiversity, wildlife management, economics of environment, and other areas. The Branch consists of the Wildlife Unit (WU), GEF Biodiversity Unit (GEF/BU), Ecosystem Services Economics Unit (ESEU) and Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit (TEU). This position is located in the Wildlife Unit at the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
The internship is for a minimum of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the Wildlife Unit.
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.
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s academic background, skill-set, the Intern’s assigned office and duration of internship. Under the supervision of the Chief – Wildlife Unit, duties may include but are not limited to:
•Develop key communications materials, in print, online and for social media, for the Wildlife Unit;
•Support the team in drafting project concepts, proposals, and implementation agreements on subjects relevant to Wildlife, such as supporting coexistence of wildlife and humans, wildlife compatible economic development and others;
•Assist in the preparation of workshops, meetings and other events to take place in Nairobi and other countries to achieve programmatic results;
•Assist in the development of project proposals to a variety of donors;
•Communicate with project partners, consultants, implementers etc. on programmatic activities to support programmatic results;
•Undertake targeted desktop research to compile stories, facts, data and other pieces to inform program development;
•Assist in tracking key policy developments, including outcomes of meetings and related processes and prepare periodic digests of such information in succinct formats;
•Support other tasks or activities as required and in accordance with the intern’s interests.
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.
Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:
•Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); OR
•Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
•Preferred area of study: graduation programme focused on Wildlife, Environmental Communication or related field. Demonstrated interest in Wildlife and Biodiversity will be a distinct advantage;
•Applicants must be pursuing qualifications in an area of study that can significantly contribute to the responsibilities outlined and overall work of the Wildlife Unit;
•Be computer literate in standard software applications with familiarity in social media and online communication;
•Excellent written and oral communications skills, with ability to articulate technical ideas in appropriate language for diverse audiences;
•Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and has a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN 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.
Upon completion of the assignment it is anticipated that the Intern will:
•Have improved communication skills through interaction with UNEP staff, Executive and Senior Management, governments and partner organizations;
•Have gained a better understanding of UNEP’s operations and the overall United Nations system.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Programme. Are you a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have you completed a degree and are able to commence an internship within a year of graduation?
Are you a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have you completed a degree and are able to commence an internship within a year of graduation?
Will you be able to cover the cost of travel including visa, accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the internship?
Is your field of study closely related to the type of internship you are applying for?
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the Internship advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by a hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Your application for this internship must include:
1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) and Cover Note, through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
– Title of the degree you are currently pursuing,
– Graduation Date,
– IT skills and programmes you are proficient in,
– Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship,
Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme, ensure to include all past work experience (if any).
2. Proof of enrollment from current University (if not graduated).
3. A copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
•Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Method of Application
Closing Date : 2nd March, 2020
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