United Nations Environment Programme - Environment Internship - Temporary Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Environment Programme - Environment Internship - Temporary Jobs in Kenya


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  • Intern - Environment Affairs, I - Temporary Job Opening

    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 Central Support Services 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 Head, International Environmental Law Unit in the Law Division the intern will:

  • Carry out research on selected environmental law and governance issues, focusing on the fields of environmental rule of law; environmental rights, environmental crime and progressive development of international environmental law. This will include data collection and analysis and presentation in written form, for inclusion into documents, reports, publications or websites, as specified below.
  • Assist in the preparation and finalization of various materials including correspondence, background papers and briefing notes, in the compilation of inputs for reports, as well as in the preparation of publications and other outreach materials on selected environmental law themes.
  • Upload information on the UN Environment website regarding the Unit's work and relevant thematic information.
  • Support the Unit and the Division in the preparation and revision of project documents.
  • Support the practical and substantive organization of workshops and other meetings organized by or requiring the involvement of the Unit.
  • Participate in internal meetings of the Unit and the Division, and if necessary assist in the preparation of minutes.

    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:
  • Studies in Law with emphasis on public international law, preferably specializing in international environmental law.

    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 1st April 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.
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Environment Programme - Environment Internship - Temporary Jobs in Kenya

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