United Nations Environment Programme Intern – Administration Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Environment Programme Intern – Administration Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The Governance Affairs Office engages with and guides all relevant stakeholders ranging from Member States, Major Groups and Stakeholders as well as the Private Sector.

  • The Intern will be located in the Governing Body Unit of the Governance Affairs Office within UNEP, located in Nairobi. The Governing Body Unit, engages on governing issues and ensures effective participation of member states in the work of UNEP at all levels. The internship is for a duration of six (6) months

  • The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

  • Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

  • In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

  • The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.


  • Support preparation, design and development of web-based information resources.

  • Support development of communications tools and plans to promote the second part of the Fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly – multimedia, social media and adverts.

  • Develop and conduct a Series of Client Satisfaction Survey - including analyses to feedback to the clientele – especially the Committee of Permanent Representatives.

  • Support effective communications with governing bodies, member States and their Permanent Missions to UN Environment in line with UN mandates and guidelines.

  • Support follow-up on the production of official publications and documentation relating to the second part of Fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly.

  • Provide Administrative support to the Governing Affairs Office.

  • Any other roles and duties that may be assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the aims and objectives of the Governance Affairs Office.



    • 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.


    • 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.

    • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

    Planning and Organizing:

    • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.

    • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.

    • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.

    • Uses time efficiently.

    Computer literacy:

    • Has basic knowledge in website management and design.


  • 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.

  • 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.

    Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.

  • NOTE: "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Environment Programme Intern – Administration Jobs in Kenya

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