United Nations Intern - Programme Management Science Division Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

United Nations Intern - Programme Management Science Division Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment (UN Environment) 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.

UN Environment’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 UN Environment’s Science Division, Nairobi duty station. This advertisement is seeking 12 interns to work in the Science Division of UN Environment.

The duration of an Internship is three 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 science on environmental issues (including both hard and soft branches of science)
  • 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., note-taking, 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 related to addressing environmental challenges
  • Assisting in drafting project documents
  • 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 Environment Live (Web Portals)
  • Support in financial and economic modelling
  • Undertake other tasks as required by the office, and in accordance with the intern’s background

    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.
  • Shall be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work
    of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • 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), Meteorology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Communications (for example, journalism, public relations) Financial Economics and Library, Information or Knowledge Management.
  • Knowledge about air pollutants, air monitoring methods, and instrumentation (Optional but desirable)
  • PhD candidates, MSC/MBA, in the area of economics, environment/resource economics and/or environmental science are encouraged to apply.
  • When filling out your online application, clearly indicate in your Cover Note, which of the listed areas you are interested in serving,

    Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Internship Programme.

    Languages

  • 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, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat)

    Assessment

  • Potential candidates will be contacted by Hiring Managers directly for further consideration.

    Special Notice

    Your application for this internship must include:

  • A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
  • .Proof of enrollment and attach your appliication
  • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using and explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
  • A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
  • Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

    How to apply

  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
  • 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. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
  • Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.Apply by 15th December, 2018

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

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