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Host Country Services Internship

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 (www.unon.org).
The UNON Host Country Services internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Organization.
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 Supervision of the Chief, the intern will:
·         Develop a Public Relations strategy and communication protocol used by all client agencies subscribed to the UNON Host Country Services, by analyzing and interpreting client opinions, attitudes and issues that might impact, for good or ill, the operations and plans of the unit;
·         Assist in updating the Standard Operating Procedures of the unit to include all the major changes in immigration, duty free and vat exemption procedures initiated by the Government of Kenya in the last year;
·         Assist in reworking/redesigning the present staff members guide (on immigration, duty-free and vat) to make it user friendly and more helpful to new, existing, and separating/retiring staff members;
·         Develop standard uniform templates for communicating important internal/external notices to agencies as and when required;
·         Research and suggest new methods of establishing effective communication with the various Government of Kenya departments that the Host Country Services Unit interfaces with regularly.
Core 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

Requirements

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 of study: Bachelor of Business Management, or International Development
·         Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through the UN recruitment portal.
Deadline: 10th May 2019.

Smart & Safe Public Spaces Internship
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
UN-Habitat’s Safer Cities Programme and Global Public Space Programme are aiming to start a new joint project that will use digital technology and data to make public spaces safer, more inclusive and accessible. The intern will work across the Safer Cities Programme and the Global Public Space Programme, supporting the Safer Cities Coordinator and the Public Space Programme Offier to conceptualize and launch the new project. The working space of the intern will be in Safer Cities Programme Office.
The UN- HABITAT Smart and Safe Public Spaces 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 Supervision of the Programme Officer, the intern will:
·         Support the Safer Cities and Public Space Programmes in the development of concrete technology and data projects, tools and guidelines, organization of expert meetings, preparation of field missions and scoping missions.
·         Support the Safer Cities and Public Space Programmes with partner identification and follow-up, resource mobilization and fundraising activities.
·         Assist in the development of concept notes, reports, policy documents, guidelines, information materials and presentations on the role of data and technology in creating safe public spaces.
·         Update and maintain records of the public space and safe cities work being undertaken by UN-Habitat and partners
·         Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Core 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

Requirements

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 of study: Currently pursuing or attained advanced degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Architecture, ICT4D, Computer Science (Master or PhD candidate preferable).
·         Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through the UN recruitment portal.
Deadline: 10th May 2019.

Urban Planner Internship
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
The city is the home of prosperity. It is the place where human beings find satisfaction of basic needs and access to essential public goods. The city is also where the ambitions, aspirations and other aspects of life are realized, providing contentment and happiness and where goods and culture is produced.
In 2012, the United Nations Humans Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) created a tool to measure the sustainability of cities. This tool known as The City Prosperity Index was accompanied by a conceptual matrix, the Wheel of Urban Prosperity. In 2013, UN- Habitat received numerous requests from local authorities and central governments to estimate their respective prosperity indexes. Mayors and other decision-makers wanted to know how their cities feature in comparison with other cities. This included knowledge on how to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants, including gaining critical insights into which programmes and policies work, and the possible impacts these actions may have.
As a result of these demands, UN-Habitat transformed the City Prosperity Index into a global initiative known as the City Prosperity Initiative. UN-Habitat’s City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) enables city authorities, as well as local and national stakeholders, to identify opportunities and potential areas of intervention for their cities to become more prosperous. Its composite index made of six dimensions serves to define targets and goals that can support the formulation of evidence-based policies, including the definition of city-visions and long-term plans that are both ambitious and measurable.
The CPI is an integral part of the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development and is being adopted as a monitoring framework of the SDG Goal 11 and other SDGs that include urban components, as well as the New Urban Agenda. The CPI will enhance monitoring capacities of cities and will increase the prospects of higher accountability in the implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda and of the New Urban Agenda. Countries that decide to use the CPI will be able to identify, quantify, evaluate, monitor and report on progress made by cities and countries in a more structure manner.
The UN- HABITAT Urban Planner 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.
Core 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

Requirements

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.
·         Advanced University degree in Master of Science/Architecture/Urban Planning/Data Management, or related field that is relevant for urban data management and sustainable urban development. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         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 and Spanish is required. Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.
Special Notice
Your application for this internship must include:
·         A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
·         Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme),
·         List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
·         A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
·         Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through the UN recruitment portal.
Deadline: 22nd May 2019.

Programme Management Internship
Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries. Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNISDR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices. Specifically, UNISDR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyses action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with U.N. Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community.

The internship is for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of the regional office. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

 Responsibilities

Responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
·         Assist in drafting and preparing official documents.
·         Attend and summarize conferences and meetings, including inter-governmental and inter-agency meetings
·         Support organization of meetings and conferences.
·         Assist data collection of disaster risk reduction practices.
·         Conduct research and provide analysis on relevant disaster risk reduction and sustainable development issues.
·         Assist in drafting and preparing background documents, reports, issue briefs, talking points, articles, presentations etc.
·         Monitor regional and global news sources for articles and stories relevant to disaster risk reduction.
·         Support implementation of projects.
·         Assist in maintaining databases.
·         Perform additional duties as may be required.
 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

Requirements

·         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 a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
·         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; 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.
·         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. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for this internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through the UN recruitment portal.
Deadline: 14th January 2019.


Social Media & Communications Internship
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
The UN- HABITAT Social Media and Communications 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 Supervision of the Office of the Executive Director, the intern will:
·         Support the Executive Director in promoting her social media presence: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and any other platform as directed by the Office of the Executive Director.
·         Monitor the social media profile of the Executive Director and propose responses as appropriate, in close cooperation with Advocacy, Outreach and Communications Branch (External Relations Division) to ensure that the social media profile of the Executive Director is in support of the overall UN-Habitat communication strategy.
·         Ensure follow up as appropriate on social media platforms on activities of the Executive Director.
·         Propose and follow up with ERD on amplifying the Executive Director’s activities through various communication platforms, including exploring the feasibility of a Executive Director’s Blog.
·         Undertake a desk review of the scope and potential for social media and public communication needs for the Executive Director in coordination with staff from the ERD.
·         Perform any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.
Core 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

Requirements

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 of study: Background in Communications, Development Studies, International Relations, Political Sciences or Urban Planning. Good knowledge on the use of social media platforms ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc), good English writing skills and the ability to summarize text for the use of social media.
·         Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through the UN recruitment portal.
Deadline: 17th May 2019.

IT Internship
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 (www.unon.org).
The UNON Information Technology internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Organization.
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 Supervision of the Chief, the intern will:
·         Assist in updating of documentation.
·         Assist in support on enterprise applications.
·         Assist in handling application user queries.
·         Handle support calls.
·         Assist in data analysis and reporting
Core 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

Requirements

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 of study: 4th Year/ Undergraduate in IT/Computer Science and related Course
·         Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through the UN recruitment portal.
Deadline: 10th May 2019.

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