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INTERN – Programme Support Assistant (2 Posts) [Temporary]

Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Partnership Coordinator and the Communication Coordinator of the UN Decade, the intern will support the UN Decade on Ecosystems Restoration core team in undertaking the following activities:
  • Support in the establishment and management of partnerships for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (e.g. developing tool kits and guidelines, partner communication channels, knowledge management);
  • Support the day-to-day communication and official correspondence of the UN Decade core team;
  • Provide administrative, project management, and information management support;
  • Assist with the organization of internal and external meetings and outreach events, developing necessary background materials, and report writing;
  • Carry out other duties on a need’s basis.

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.

Education

  • 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) focused on environmental policies, natural sciences, political sciences, social sciences, cultural studies, or related fields;
  • 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.
  • Applicants must be pursuing qualifications in an area of study that can significantly contribute to the responsibilities outlined and overall work of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Unit including:
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Possess good report writing skills;
  • Demonstrate pleasant interpersonal skills;
  • 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;
  • Have a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and has a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter.
  • Upon completion of the assignment it is anticipated that the Intern will:
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and has a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Have improved communication skills through interaction with UNEP staff, Executive and Senior Management, governments and partner organizations;
  • Have gained a better understanding of UNEP’s operations and the overall United Nations system.

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.

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 an advantage. NOTE: “Fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of “confident” in two of the four areas.

Assessment

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

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)
  • In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.
  • Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline : 27th February 2022

How To Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on careers.un.org to apply

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