United Nations Intern - Public Information Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Intern - Public Information 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 internship is in the Content and Client Services Section of the Communication Division of UNEP.

  • The Communication Division internship is for six (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.

  • Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.

  • “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.”

    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Managing Publisher, the intern will support:

    • Publications process in UNEP including preparation of the publication’s newsletters for different target audiences, tracking and promotion of diversity in report authors and reviewers, and supporting UNEP colleagues in navigating the publications process and coordinate standard requests, such as gender and scientific clearance for publications.

    • Implementation of FAQs for better streamlining of internal requests.

    • Work with the account managers team in the Communication Division, keep track of upcoming publications and streamline approval processes.

    • Support and coordination within the Content Client Services section as requested, including preparation of planning documents and coordination between teams.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Studies in environmental sciences, international relations, business administration or related degree.

    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.

    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.

  • 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 Intern - Public Information Jobs in Kenya


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