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INTERN - ENVIRONMENT AFFAIRS Internship Job

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INTERN - ENVIRONMENT AFFAIRS

The internship is for a minimum of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the Unit.
The internship is for a duration of six (6) months
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35-40 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 Programme Manager Ecosystem Programme the intern will:
1. Assist in researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources with the view of distilling key messages on the environmental dimensions of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
2. Support in preparing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) background and communications, concept notes and project documents on AMR in general, environmental dimensions of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), One-Health etc.
3. Assist in compiling a sample of national action plans, policies, strategies and legislation of African countries and summarise their environmental dimensions, identify strengths and gaps in how they address the environmental dimensions of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
4. Support the preparatory activities of organizing the WAAW-2022 in Africa by assisting to liaise with the One-Health partners, government officials, research and academic institutions, etc; planning and scheduling meetings and following up to actions agreed during the meeting.
5. Any other duties as assigned 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 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

BSc/MSc or PhD in Environmental health, environmental science, or closely related area of studyApplicants must at the time of application 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 program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
c. 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.

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 the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations 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

Applicants must at the time of application 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 program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
c. 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.
Your application for this internship must include,
A certified copy of degree certificate.

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration

Special Notice

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

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.

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.

Posting Title:INTERN - ENVIRONMENT AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title:INTERN - ENVIRONMENT AFFAIRS
Department/Office:United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station:NAIROBI
Posting Period:18 March 2022 - 01 April 2022
Job Opening Number:22-Environmental Affairs-UNEP-176397-J-Nairobi (A)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
Company Description
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. This position is located in UNEP, Africa Office under the Energy sub-Unit at the Nairobi duty station. The incumbent will report to the Programme Manager and will perform the following duties:

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