UN Intern - Waste Management Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

UN Intern - Waste Management Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

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.

Waste Management Unit, Urban Basic Services Branch of UN-Habitat is currently working on development of different Sustainable Development Goals indicator monitoring methodology, as well as data collection.

Furthermore, it is the lead-unit for UN-Habitat’s Waste Wise Cities Campaign and engaging actively in Africa Clean Cities Platform, thus continuously receiving requests to conduct work, including baseline surveys and solid waste management projects.

The UN-Habitat Waste management 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 Supervision of Solid Waste Management experts intern will:
  • Assist in research and reporting on relevant SDG indicators.
  • Support waste management projects managed by the unit, especially Waste Wise Cities Campaign and Africa Clean Cities Platform.
  • Assist with concept note development for project preparation.
  • Provide research for backgrounders/information materials.
  • Undertake other assignments as required for the development and implementation of the work programme of the Urban Basic Services Branch.

    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.

    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:

  • Engineering, Environmental Management, or a closely related field.

    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 this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 22nd May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Intern - Waste Management Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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