UN-Habitat Intern - Urban Resilience Programme Support Jobs in Kenya

UN-Habitat Intern - Urban Resilience Programme Support Jobs in 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.

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 the SHSO in the Regional Office for Africa (ROAf) responsible for urban resilience, climate change mitigation and adaptation and disaster risk reduction, the intern will:

  • Participate in and contribute to the development of this thematic portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Support different types of activities related to the Technical Centre for Sustainability, Disaster Risk Management and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR), including the further improvement and dissemination of the City Resilience Action Planning (CityRAP) Tool.
  • Support communication and outreach activities, such as drafting articles for the UN-Habitat and DiMSUR websites.
  • Support the development of new projects and undertaking research regarding urban resilience, climate change mitigation and adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
  • Support project management, such as monitoring, and liaison with donors and partners.
  • Perform other tasks related to urban resilience, disaster risk reduction and climate change and adaptation in ROAf as needed.

    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:
  • Urban Planning and Development, Architecture, Social Sciences, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or 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 the position advertised, fluency in English language is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd July 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-Habitat Intern - Urban Resilience Programme Support Jobs in Kenya

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