UN Intern - Protocol and Liaison Support Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

UN Intern - Protocol and Liaison Support Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing Administrative, conference, Security and information services

The UNON Protocol and Liaison Support internship is for 6 months.

The Internship is unpaid and full-time.

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 Chief of Protocol and Liaision services, the intern will:

  • Prepare, compile and sort documents for data entry.
  • Check source documents for accuracy.
  • Verify data and correct data where necessary.
  • Obtain further information for incomplete documents.
  • Update data and delete unnecessary files.
  • Combine and rearrange data from source documents where required.
  • Enter data from source documents into prescribed computer database, files and forms.
  • Transcribe information into required electronic format.
  • Scan documents into document management systems or databases.
  • Check completed work for accuracy.
  • Store completed documents in designated locations.
  • Maintain logbooks or records of activities and tasks.
  • Respond to requests for information and access relevant files.
  • Comply with data integrity and security policies.
  • Assist in office administrative duties as and when required.

    Education

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

  • 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.

    Preferred Areas of Studies:
  • Diplomacy, International Relations or related fields.

    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 position advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Special Notice

    Your application for this internship must include:

  • 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).
  • Proof of enrollment from current University (if not graduated).
  • A copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd April 2019
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Intern - Protocol and Liaison Support Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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