United Nations Intern - Programme Management Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Intern - Programme Management 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.

  • UNEP’s Science Division is responsible for analyzing the state of the global environment, providing early warning information and assessing global and regional environmental trends to catalyze and promote international cooperation and action on the environment.

  • The internship is located in the UNEP’s Science Division, Nairobi duty station. This advertisement is seeking multiple interns to work remotely in UNEP’s Science Division.

  • The duration of an Internship is two months minimum; maximum is six 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.


    Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the office to which the intern is assigned to; the nature of specific projects and the internship duration. Duties may include, but not limited to:

  • Researching and summarizing science on environmental issues (including both hard and soft branches of science and innovations in science, trends and scenarios in different countries).

  • Researching environmental baselines and policy settings in project countries.

  • Drafting analyses of and reports on existing scientific research and policy documents on environmental issues.

  • Organizing and otherwise supporting meetings (e.g., notetaking, assisting in management of participant travel, visitor management).

  • Mapping out science-based think tanks, educational institutions and other entities that are in the domain of environment and sustainable development.

  • Mapping out business opportunities and science-based innovations related to addressing environmental challenges.

  • Assisting in drafting project documents and develop technical documentation, guidance on tools and procedures for systems developed such as (for strengthening climate services and Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) in countries.)

  • Assist in establishing project document repositories.

  • Working with social media and assisting in the development and dissemination of communication and outreach materials.

  • Supporting the collection and visualization of environment data.

  • Working with GEO/Spatial data and technologies.

  • Managing databases and indicators.

  • Managing data for World Environment Situation Room (WESR) Web Portals.

  • Assisting with market research related to business opportunities related to addressing environmental challenges.

  • Support in financial and economic modelling.

  • Access relevant data sources for all countries in search for required SDG data, download, format and upload these data files into the WESR Global Database.

  • Process or analyze data in the files as required under the guidance of the Statistical Officer.

  • Statistical methodological research.

  • Assist with other related data and information work in the unit as instructed and guided.

  • Drafting outreach and fundraising materials for public and private sector funding sources.

  • Assisting in producing environmental and social safeguards analyses of business opportunities related to addressing environmental challenges.

  • Assisting in the development of networks of science-based institutions.

  • Assists in the various stages of systems development, including developing, testing, implementing and managing systems.

  • Assists to develop technical documentation, guidance on tools and procedures for systems developed in the unit.

  • Assists in development of strategies for building science-policy capacities at national and regional levels.

  • Undertake other tasks as required by the office, and in accordance with the intern’s background.



  • 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.

  • 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.


    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.

  • 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.

  • When filling out your online application, clearly note in your Cover Letter, which of the following areas you are interested in serving, by indicating your preference.

    Field of study:

  • Degree in one or more of the sciences and /or a field relevant to the environment (for example, environmental studies, environmental economics, environmental assessments, environmental monitoring) and/or policy making (for example, law, economics, business), Climate change and services, Ocean Science and Climate Science, Meteorology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Technology ,Communications (for example, journalism, public relations) Financial Economics and Library, Information or Knowledge Management.

    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 (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Intern - Programme Management Jobs in Kenya

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