UNON Intern - Drug Control & Crime Prevention - Temporary Jobs in Kenya

UNON Intern - Drug Control & Crime Prevention - Temporary Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

The two internship positions are located in the Indian Ocean West Team of the Global Maritime Crime Programme based in Nairobi, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The interns will work under the direct supervision of Professional staff of the Global Maritime Crime Programme.

The internships are UNPAID and full time, i.e. five days (40 hours) per week, for a duration of three (3) 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 October 2023.

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 shall undertake the following duties which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research on criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention and on specific counter-terrorism related thematic areas;

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

  • Assist in the preparation of technical assistance workshops, meetings, high-level events and conferences

  • Attend and take notes at meetings.

  • Perform other tasks as necessary.


  • 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 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.

  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


    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.

    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 and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNON Intern - Drug Control & Crime Prevention - Temporary Jobs in Kenya

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