United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Administration Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Administration Jobs in Kenya

Posting Title: Intern - Administration, I (Temporary Job Opening)

Job Code Title: Intern - Administration

Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Duty Station: Nairobi

Posting Period: 12 September 2022 - 26 September 2022

Job Opening Number: 22-Administration-UNODC-190404-J-Nairobi (A)

Staffing Exercise: N/A

Organizational Setting and Reporting

Applications are sought for two internship positions within the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme of the Regional Office for Eastern Africa of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC ROEA).

The internship programme offers a practical educational experience in the field of criminal justice and provides interns with the opportunity to work in a multicultural intergovernmental organization.

The positions are for six months starting in October and November 2022, unpaid and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the direct supervision of professional staff of the Section.


Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative and direct supervision of the Head of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme UNODC ROEA, and within the framework of the UNODC Regional Programme for Eastern Africa (2016-2021) the consultant will perform the following tasks in pursuance of the implementation of the Communication Strategy:

  • Assist the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme with the review and drafting of technical publications, project documents, briefing materials and other documents.

  • Support the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme with the organization and preparation of events and workshops.

    The intern may be expected to gather documentation, coordinate the agenda and other related materials

  • Conduct research on crime prevention and criminal justice issues.

  • Contribute to the preparation of background documents, presentations, summaries, talking points and speeches.

  • Assist the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme with the drafting of web stories and other materials to be published in UNODC's website, as well as other social media related tasks

  • Assist with procurement activities (e.g drafting of terms of reference).

  • Perform other tasks as necessary.



    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.

    Planning and Organizing:

    Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


    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.


    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:
    a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher)

    b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent).

    Official written proof from the university supporting one of the above possibilities must be attached to the Inspira application

  • 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

  • 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.

    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 the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required.

  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


    Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration.

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise.

    Special Notice

    Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations.

    Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

    A completed online application (Cover Note, Personal History Profile as well as proof of enrolment and/or graduation) is required.

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:

  • Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)

  • Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)

  • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.

  • List your top three areas of interest.

  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.

  • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme in general and this assignment in particular.

  • In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

  • Do not forget to attach your proof of enrolment or graduation.

    Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see: ( United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Administration Jobs in Kenya)

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