UN-Habitat Project Assistant Internship - Temporary Jobs in Nairobi

UN-Habitat Project Assistant Internship - Temporary Jobs in Nairobi


Posting Title:
  • Intern - Project Assistant, I - Temporary Job Opening

    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.

    The UN-Habitat Project Assistant 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 (Unit Leader) the intern will:

  • Assist in developing concept notes and project documents for Algeria and Tharaka Nithi County Youth Empowerment programmes.
  • Support research activities in proposed urban youth development projects.
  • Provide overall support to follow-up on meetings and telephone conferences with partners and beneficiaries.
  • Assist in the development of project reports, Agreement of Cooperation, Memorandum of Understanding for implementing partners.
  • Assist in the organization and planning of the UN-Habitat Assembly.
  • Support the Unit leader when needed.
  • Carry out any other tasks requested to support the Youth and Livelihood unit.

    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 Area(s) of Studies:

    Social studies, International Relations, Law, International Development, Arts, ICT, Communications, Business or other 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.

    Assessment

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

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th March 2019

    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).
  • Due to a high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • The United Nations places 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.
  • The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN-Habitat Project Assistant Internship - Temporary Jobs in Nairobi

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