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UN Internships - Programme Management - Housing and Slum Upgrading

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.

Responsibilities

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

Under the direct supervision of the Housing Unit Leader, the intern will be expected to:

  • Elaborate a catalogue of model projects and fundraising tools to increase the housing finance portfolio based on the recommendations of the Strategy Paper on Housing Finance;
  • Provide technical assistance to the team on housing economy and finance issues;
  • Contribute and provide substantial inputs to the housing programmes and activities as required.
  • Support any other upcoming projects of the Branch.

    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

    Planning & Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
  • Uses time efficiently

    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 be enrolled in at least the third year of a first university degree program or in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) program at the time of application, commencement and during the internship.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated the 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 economics, finance, urban economy, urban planning or other relevant areas desirable.

    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 the internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.

    Assessment Method

    Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    Special Notice

    Your application for this internship must include;

  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
  • An accompanying letter (cover note) that includes; Title of degree you are currently studying, Graduation date (when you will be graduating from the programme), List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
  • A letter from your university clearly indicating the status of your enrollment, what programme you are enrolled in and the anticipated date of graduation from the programme.

    Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

    United Nations Considerations

    The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    No Fee

    The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concrn itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

    For more detailed information, duties, requirements and online job application - UN Internships - Programme Management - Housing and Slum Upgrading


    UN Internships - Programme Management (City Planning, Extension and Design Unit)

    Responsibilities

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

    General:

    The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Leader, City Planning, Extension and Design Unit of the Urban Planning and Design Branch (UPDB) and assist in the development of the Urban Planning agenda activities in collaboration with other Units in in the Branch and, depending on the need, with other Branches in UN-HABITAT. The Intern will be involved in supporting the Branch activities, in particular:

  • The development of the normative outputs of the City Planning, Extension and Design Unit by assisting in analyzing planning projects, contributing to preparation of documents, preparation of presentations and other dissemination materials;
  • The implementation of field projects, by supporting Urban Planning projects of the City Planning, Extension and Design Unit in reviewing project reports, participating in briefing and assisting in project management;
  • The development of new activities by participating in identification activities and development of project proposals.

    Specific Duties:

  • Assist in the definition and implementation of the Urban Planning and Design Branch outputs, such as urban planning methodology review, development of tools, documentation and evaluation of practices;
  • Contribute to the organization of expert meetings, preparation of field missions and scoping missions.
  • Assist in the development of UN-HABITAT/UPDB urban planning policy documents, guidelines, information materials, presentations through identification and review of relevant publications and documents, drafting and commenting on documents, and assisting in producing information materials.
  • Update and maintain records of the Urban Planning work being undertaken by UN-HABITAT and partners.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Education

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of a first university degree program or in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) program at the time of application, commencement and during the internship.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated the 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.
  • Advanced studies in Urban or Town Planning or Architecture (Master or PhD candidate preferable).

    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 the internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.

    Assessment Method

    Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    Special Notice

    Your application for this internship must include;

  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
  • An accompanying letter (cover note) that includes; Title of degree you are currently studying, Graduation date (when you will be graduating from the programme), List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
  • A letter from your university clearly indicating the status of your enrollment, what programme you are enrolled in and the anticipated date of graduation from the programme.

    Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

    United Nations Considerations

    The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    No Fee

    The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concrn itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

    For more detailed information, duties, requirements and online job application - UN Internships - Programme Management (City Planning, Extension and Design Unit)


    UN Internships - Programme Management - Urban Planning and Design Branch

    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 the Leader of the Climate Change Planning Unit (CCPU), carry out the following duties:
  • Review introductory materials on the Climate Change Planning Unit, including previous Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) newsletters and the project document with logical framework. Review the mid-term evaluation as well as other relevant project documents.
  • Assist in preparation of the CCPU annual planning and budgeting exercise and other internal planning and monitoring processes.
  • Assist in planning, preparing and implementing CCPU related events according to individual professional interest and need determined by supervisor.
  • Assist in planning and implementing CCPU related projects according to individual professional background and special interest.
  • Prepare one or more articles, according to professional interest, for the CCCI quarterly newsletter and other relevant publications by the Unit.
  • Review CCPU experience to date in sharing knowledge in peer reviewed academic journals. Review and revive a previous effort to develop a ‘pipeline’ of article topics and help stimulate the preparation of articles by UN-Habitat colleagues, and/or the sharing of information on CCCI with external researchers.
  • Support the implementation of specific recommendations arising from CCCI’s mid-term evaluation.
  • Other tasks relevant to CCCI as the need arises Education
  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of a first university degree program or in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) program at the time of application, commencement and during the internship.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated the 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.
  • Currently pursuing an advanced degree in Urban or Land-use Planning or related topic (Master or PhD candidate preferable). 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 the internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable. Assessment Method
  • Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration. Special Notice Your application for this internship must include;
  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
  • An accompanying letter (cover note) that includes; Title of degree you are currently studying, Graduation date (when you will be graduating from the programme), List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
  • A letter from your university clearly indicating the status of your enrollment, what programme you are enrolled in and the anticipated date of graduation from the programme. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. United Nations Considerations The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. No Fee The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concrn itself with information on applicants' bank accounts. For more detailed information, duties, requirements and online job application - UN Internships - Programme Management - Urban Planning and Design Branch

    UN Internships - Programme Management - Urban Planning and Design Branch

    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 the Leader of the Climate Change Planning Unit (CCPU), carry out the following duties:

  • Review introductory materials on the Climate Change Planning Unit, including previous Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) newsletters and the project document with logical framework. Review the mid-term evaluation as well as other relevant project documents.
  • Assist in preparation of the CCPU annual planning and budgeting exercise and other internal planning and monitoring processes.
  • Assist in planning, preparing and implementing CCPU related events according to individual professional interest and need determined by supervisor.
  • Assist in planning and implementing CCPU related projects according to individual professional background and special interest.
  • Prepare one or more articles, according to professional interest, for the CCCI quarterly newsletter and other relevant publications by the Unit.
  • Review CCPU experience to date in sharing knowledge in peer reviewed academic journals. Review and revive a previous effort to develop a ‘pipeline’ of article topics and help stimulate the preparation of articles by UN-Habitat colleagues, and/or the sharing of information on CCCI with external researchers.
  • Support the implementation of specific recommendations arising from CCCI’s mid-term evaluation.
  • Other tasks relevant to CCCI as the need arises

    Education

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of a first university degree program or in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) program at the time of application, commencement and during the internship.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated the 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.
  • Currently pursuing an advanced degree in Urban or Land-use Planning or related topic (Master or PhD candidate preferable).

    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 the internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.

    Assessment Method

  • Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    Special Notice

    Your application for this internship must include;

  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
  • An accompanying letter (cover note) that includes; Title of degree you are currently studying, Graduation date (when you will be graduating from the programme), List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
  • A letter from your university clearly indicating the status of your enrollment, what programme you are enrolled in and the anticipated date of graduation from the programme.

    Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

    United Nations Considerations

    The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    No Fee

    The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concrn itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

    For more detailed information, duties, requirements and online job application - UN Internships - Programme Management - Urban Planning and Design Branch


    UN Internships - Information Management - Archives and Knowledge Management

    Responsibilities

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

    Under the direct supervision of the intern will:

  • To participate in on an ongoing basis in the management of paper and electronic records, including their integration with the United Nations Information System and conduct regular data control checks on bibliographic data.
  • To participate in filing, record titling according to approved file plan.
  • To transfer inactive records in offices and electronic storage.
  • To participate in operations of the records centres where semi-active records are stored and manage the publications archives, posters & brochures.
  • Identify UN-HABITAT official documents from HQ’s ODS and ensure they are accessible.
  • Participate in records appraisal in line with approved guidelines.
  • Participate in providing security to the records by ensuring that proactive measures are put in place to guarantee permanence of archival records.
  • To provide reference services for needed records.
  • Advise staff on storage and archiving of electronic records
  • Work with other staff in the administration of the intranet.

    Education

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of a first university degree program or in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) program at the time of application, commencement and during the internship.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated the 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 Information Science required.

    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 the internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language preferably French is desirable.

    Assessment Method

  • Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    Special Notice

    Your application for this internship must include;

  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
  • An accompanying letter (cover note) that includes; Title of degree you are currently studying, Graduation date (when you will be graduating from the programme), List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
  • A letter from your university clearly indicating the status of your enrollment, what programme you are enrolled in and the anticipated date of graduation from the programme.

    Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

    United Nations Considerations The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    No Fee

    The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concrn itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

    For more detailed information, duties, requirements and online job application - UN Internships - Information Management - Archives and Knowledge Management


    UN Internships - Information Systems & Communication Technology

    Responsibilities

    Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with updating ICTS inventory records
  • Assist with installation of UNON standard software on new laptops and desktops
  • Assist with setting up IT equipment for meetings and provide level 1 support for UNON standard applications during meetings.
  • Assist in carrying out research related to new IT trends
  • Assist with the deployment of IT equipment to the end users.
  • Maintenance of IT equipment, both hardware and software
  • Provide support for cabling related tasks
  • Document asset management related procedures.

    Education

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of a first university degree program or in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) program at the time of application, commencement and during the internship.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated the 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 Computer Science, Information Systems or Information Technology required.

    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 the internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language preferably French is desirable.

    Assessment Method

  • Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    Special Notice

    Your application for this internship must include;

  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
  • An accompanying letter (cover note) that includes; Title of degree you are currently studying, Graduation date (when you will be graduating from the programme), List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
  • A letter from your university clearly indicating the status of your enrollment, what programme you are enrolled in and the anticipated date of graduation from the programme.

    Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

    United Nations Considerations

    The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    No Fee

    The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concrn itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

    For more detailed information, duties, requirements and online job application - UN Internships - Information Systems & Communication Technology

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