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Human Resource Assistant Internship

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 (www.unon.org).

The UNON Human Resource Assistant 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 supporting supervision of the Chief, Talent Development Centre and delegated Human Resources Assistant, the intern will:
·         Provide support in the management of the Global internship programme.
·         Maintain files, materials, information, schedules and related data.
·         Support the onboarding and induction briefing for national and international interns assigned to UNON, UNEP & UN-Habitat.
·         Assist the Hiring Managers with shortlisting suitable candidates and conducting eligibility checks
·         Managing email correspondence from clients and applicants .
·         Support in the preparation of contract extensions and/or renewal documents.
·         Research and prepare various statistical and qualitative reports.
·         Manage training rooms.
·         Contribute to the work of the Talent Development Centre of the Human Resources Management Service.
·         Assist in processing HR data analytics
·         Assist in presenting reports using data visualization techniques and communicate results and ideas to key decision makers.
·         Assist in Research and development of statistical data models for data Analysis
·         Participate in meetings and performing any other support tasks as 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.
Qualifications
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 Areas of Studies
·         Human Resources Management, Administration or related field.
·         Good knowledge and skills in spreadsheets or database management is desirable.
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
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.

Finance Internship

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP’s Science Division is responsible for analyzing the state of the global environment, providing early warning information and assessing global and regional environmental trends to catalyze and promote international cooperation and action on the environment.
The internship is located in the UNEP’s Science Division, Financial Management Unit at the Nairobi duty station. This advertisement is seeking two interns to work in the Financial Management Unit in the Science Division of UNEP.
The duration of an Internship is three months minimum; maximum is six 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
Under the direct supervision of the Finance and Budget Officer, the selected intern is expected to:-
·         Assist in the preparation of excel tables reflecting status of Funds for different projects in direct coordination with the Funds Management Officer.
·         Compiles a variety of standard statistical and other reports, work orders, etc using various databases.
·         Follow up on actions related to the Financial Management Unit activities, e.g payments, receipt of funds, ineed tickets to UNON, etc.
·         Assist in the Front Office, checking submitted routing slips for certification for correctness and communicate discrepancies to supervisors.
·         Assist in the issuance of office stationery items and monitoring stock levels for replenishment schedule.
·         Filing of documents related to all projects and make sure that these files are up-to date.
·         Performs other duties as may be assigned.
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 of the work unit, where applicable.
·         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
Qualifications
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.
·         Fields of study: Finance, Accounting, Business Administration.
Work Experience
·         Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
Languages
·         Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage
Assessment
·         Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration
How To Apply
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.

Public Information Internship

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.This internship will be based in the OCHA’s Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Head of the Communications Unit. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.
Responsibilities
·         In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.
·         Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and will be related to public information and reporting, where s/he will become familiar with international humanitarian emergency response mechanisms.
·         Duties may include but are not limited to: assisting in the collection of information, including news articles, on humanitarian issues in the region; assisting with the production of information products on priority issues and/or major events; assisting with the drafting of reports aimed at specific audiences, including internal and public reports; participating in the creation of content for social media platforms; and performing other tasks requested 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
·         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.
·         CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Qualifications
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
·         Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
·         Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
·         Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme. Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. The University degree must be preferably in the area of communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or in a related field.
Work Experience
·         Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in communications, journalism, humanitarian affairs issues or international relations is desirable.
·         Familiarity with graphic design software (e.g. Adobe InDesign and Illustator), photo and video editing tools (e.g Adobe Photoshop and Premiere), social media platforms, web analytics tools and/or content management tools (e.g. Drupal) would be an asset.
·         Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Languages
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian Spanish) is an advantage.
Assessment
Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (e.g. cover note and PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include: -Title of degree you are currently pursuing;-Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);-IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;-Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position. In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Programme Management Internship

Org. Setting and Reporting
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 Research and Programme Portfolio Development 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 the Coordination Unit, the intern will:
·         Familiarize with the UN-Habitat mandate, New Urban Agenda, urban targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, Paris and Sendai Frameworks among other global commitments as well as UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2020-23.
·         Support UN-Habitat’s portfolio development by conducting research and literature review on selected themes related to housing and sustainable urbanization; collect, analyze, interpret and present primary and secondary data and other information gathered from diverse sources, mainly dealing with implementation of the New Urban Agenda and urban SDG targets at regional and national levels.
·         Assist in the preparation of outputs e.g. concept notes, background papers, technical papers, and other documentation that may be necessary, drafts communications related to these.
·         Support the team in drafting reports and substantively editing of key documents prepared by team members.
·         Assist in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of projects and programmes within the Programme Division Coordination Office in support of regional and country offices as well as branches in integrated project/ programme development, particularly with regard to UN-Habitat Flagship Initiatives.
·         Assist in planning and organization of meetings or substantive presentations.
·         Support organization of proceedings at global (UN-Habitat) events, e.g. the 10th session of the World Urban Forum at Abu Dhabi in February 2020.
·         Perform any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the team.
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.
Qualifications
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 Areas of Studies
·         Post-graduate studies in Architecture, Housing, Urban and Regional Planning as well as (urban) Management, Demography, Geography, International Relations, Diplomacy, Environmental and Social Science, Political Science, or related discipline.
Additionally
·         IT skills such as proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required
Publication in learned journal as evidence for strong research skills is highly desirable.
Strong drafting skills in English.
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
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

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