United Nations Environment Programme Jobs in Kenya

1. UN Admin Writer & Communications Assistant Internships in Kenya


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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. 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 Science Division Writer, Communications Assistant internship is for 6 months.

The Internship is UNPAID and fulltime.

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

Responsibilities for Internship

  • 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 Head, Knowledge Networks and Library Services Unit the intern will;
  • Draft press releases, speeches and editorials
  • Carry out research and draft briefing documents
  • Maintain partner mailing lists and data bases
  • Support the organization of high level events, dialogues and press conferences
  • Contribute to the redesign of user experience and interface of digital products
  • Produce social media messages and infographs
  • Monitor and evaluate media pick up using Meltwater and other software

    Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Teamwork]
  • Client Orientation

    Qualifications

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • 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.
  • Advanced degree in communications, journalism , editing or related field preferred.
  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

    Languages

  • Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage

    Assessment

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

    How To Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Admin Writer & Communications Assistant Internships in Kenya .

    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.
  • Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internshipprogramme).
  • 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 certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

    2. UN Safer Cities Programme Internships in Kenya

    The internship will be located in the Safer Cities Programme, within the Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch of UNHabitat. UNHabitat’s work on Safer Cities Programme has continued to develop the Global Network on Safer Cities (GNSC) as a platform for local and national governments as well as non state actors to develop and adopt policies, plans and strategies that strengthen crime and violence prevention and enhance urban safety.

    This is reflected in the activities of several Partnerled Technical Working Groups on Safer Cities and the regional forums for urban safety supporting the development of UN systemwide Guidelines on Safer Cities from various thematic and regional perspectives.

    UNHabitat’s work on Safer Cities Programme approach the following key issues :

  • Foster urban safety through inclusive policies and practices
  • Use innovative measures to accurately understand people’s vulnerabilities
  • Support evidence gathering from small and medium sized towns alongside the larger cities
  • Prioritize securing, not securitizing, urban spaces
  • Think inclusive when it comes to infrastructure
  • Reform policing
  • Ensure displaced people and other migrants are welcomed

    The UNHABITAT Safer Cities Programme, Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch,Internship is for 6 months.

    The Internship is UNPAID and fulltime. Interns work five days per week (35 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 direct supervision of the Human Settlement Officer (Safer Cities Programme), the intern:
  • Writing of documents, reports and correspondence for internal use.
  • Desk research (on published documents, internal reports and the internet) on specific issues related to urban safety, design, planning and management of streets and public spaces.
  • Support to and participation in internal and external meetings. This will involve both organizational and substantive tasks, such as preparation of contributions, development of agendas, logistical support and reporting.
  • Assist in pulling together a detailed inventory of tools on urban safety in relation to women and girls safety (50%)
  • Support the documentation of good practices and preparing a detailed inventory of Municipal/City Wide Crime
  • Prevention Strategies and policies (30%)
  • Support the activities of the Global Network on Safer Cities and specifically the preparations of the Steering
  • Committee meeting and the setting up of the Thematic Working Groups (20%)
  • Any other duties

    Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client Orientation

    Qualifications

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a oneyear 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 study:

  • Studies in Urban Planning, Architecture, and Criminology preferred.
  • 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.

    Assessment

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

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Safer Cities Programme Internships in Kenya .

    Your application 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.
  • Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internshipprogramme).
  • 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 certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

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