Intern Job in Kenya - UNIDO


The Intern shall work under the direct supervision of an officer designated by the Director / Chief / UNIDO (Country) Representative of the [add the name of the recruiting office] and shall be engaged as follows:

  • Exposed to the regular core functions of the Country Office and as such shall have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations and engage in on-the-job training in specific actions delegated by the supervisor.
  • Engaged in a specific self-contained assignment described below:
  • Support the Country Office to promote and implement the self – starter Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) Kenya and its technical cooperation (TC) activities, through on-demand based project identification and development, resource and partnership mapping, and reporting.
  • Support UNIDO’s participation in the SDG Partnership Platform technical working groups.
  • Support collection and consolidation of information and data for reporting of UNSDCF reports and UNIDO periodic reports   
  • Participate in UN technical working group(s), seminars, meetings, conferences and other stakeholder meetings and prepare briefs for the office.
  • Compile best practice and lessons learned on key thematic areas of UNIDO’s interventions
  • Assist with the organization and reporting of virtual and physical meetings, workshops, seminars and other similar activities
  • Support communication of UNIDO initiatives and activities.
  • Provide ICT support to the field office and project staff including implementing, managing and maintaining ICT services & providing onsite ICT support
  • Perform duties as assigned.
  • Support other special emerging projects that may enhance the learning experience of the intern.
  • The Intern will be required to prepare an end-of-internship report to be submitted to and cleared by UNIDO Internship Coordination.


  • Age: Minimum 20 years on the first day of the internship.
  • Education: Enrolled in a university degree programme; or begin the internship within one year of completing a university degree; or completed a university degree and be sponsored as part of an academic or development programme.
  • Field of specialization: Environment, economics, business administration, ICT or a field relevant to UNIDO’s mandate and service areas.
  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
  • Other skills: Proficiency in the use of standard software applications. Previous exposure in project management is an asset.

Core Competincies

Core values:

  • Work honestly, openly and impartially.
  • Work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.
  • Work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

Key competencies:

  • We Focus On People: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.
  • We Focus On Duties And Responsibilities: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.
  • We Communicate And Earn Trust: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.
  • We Think Outside The Box And Innovate: to stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

Learning Events

  • Become acquainted with the most up-to-date technical, economic and industrial developments in the relevant field of specialization of the Country Office. Furthermore, intern is expected to deepen his/her knowledge in the fields of new product/service and process design.
  • Gain experience in project design/management.
  • On the job training: participation in every phase of the working process.
  • Gain experience in working effectively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment

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