Intern, Advocacy and Knowledge Management, Job in Kenya - UN


Under the supervision of the Human Settlements Officer on SDG localization and local governments, Mr. Martino Miraglia, the intern will contribute to the SDG Localization and Local Governments Team & SDG Cities Flagship team in the following ways. Advocacy and Knowledge Management The intern will:

 Assist in writing concept notes and preparing for participation in events, including the World Urban Forum, High-Level Political Forum, as well as other local, regional and national events;

Assist in partner involvement and logistics for various events;

Update website content, preparing of briefing notes, concept notes and minutes;

Support the contribution of the team to internal UN-Habitat publications and other corporate processes;

Support the identification of speakers, coordinate invitations for events organized by the team;

Assist on the mobilization of partners and participants towards the team’s activities;

Support UN-Habitat’s senior management participation in event and advocacy processes;

Assist the review of knowledge products, key messages, and corporate material to facilitate alignment with the team’s narrative on SDG Localization; Qualifications:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Understanding of principles of event management, outreach, partnerships building, and stakeholder engagement.

Understanding of organization of events, mobilization of speakers, knowledge development

Qualifications/special skills

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 Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent.

Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office Suite). Have demonstrated a 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 includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred areas of study: relevant coursework in Social Sciences, Urban Studies, Social Sciences, Communications & Media, Development Studies or other relevant area.

Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience.

However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required.

Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. Programme.

Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application.

Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage. Applicants should possess an excellent command of English and an understanding of tailoring language based on audience with strong writing skills and experience with speeches, reports, concept notes, social media messaging and other written outreach materials. Please explain how you meet this criterion with examples.

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