United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Administration Intern Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Administration Intern Jobs in Kenya

The internship position is located in the Indian Ocean West Team within the Global Maritime Crime Programme based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Regional Office for Eastern Africa of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC, ROEA).

The internship is for four (4) months (with the possibility of an extension up to a maximum of 6 months subject to the needs of the office and availability of the intern) with a desired starting date in May 2024. The position is UNPAID and full-time, i.e. five days (40 hours) per week under the supervision of a staff member in the receiving department or office

The Indian Ocean West (IOW) team of the Global Maritime Crime Program has extensive experience and knowledge in supporting States in the region in the fight against maritime crime and is present in the following countries in the East Africa region: Angola, Comoros , Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Pakistan, Seychelles and Tanzania. The intern will work under the direct supervision of Professional staff of the Global Maritime Crime Programme.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with planning of project implementation in the Indian Ocean Region, assist with the drafting of website articles and social media posts. Assist with attending meetings and taking notes, provide support in M&E and internal and external reporting.

Qualifications/special skills

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: Applicants must 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 programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent)

  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above)(Official Proof From the University in Support of One of the Above Options Has to Be Attached to the Inspira Application)  the Intern Should Also: 

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications. A Knowledge of graphic design software and the facilitation of online meetings is desirable.  

  • 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. 


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an advantage. 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 Office on Drugs and Crime Administration Intern Jobs in Kenya

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