United Nations Office at Nairobi Internship - Administration - Temporary Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Office at Nairobi Internship - Administration - Temporary Jobs in Kenya


Posting Title:
  • Intern - Central Support Services, 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 Travel Supervisor, UNON/TSVU the intern will:

  • Meet and direct clients.
  • Assist in the visa Sub Unit/Receiving/Delivering visa applications to the embassies.
  • Assist in the processing of UN travel documents.
  • Assist in the shipment and travel process.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the TSVU intranet
  • Assist in reporting activities.
  • Maintaining the filing systems in the Unit.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    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:
  • Undergraduate studies in Administration.

    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 27th March 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 Office at Nairobi Internship - Administration - Temporary Jobs in Kenya

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