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Company:United Nations Environment Programme
Category:Project / Programme Management
Job Type:Internship
Salary:Ksh. The Internship is UNPAID

Job details

The internship is located in various policy and programme Division offices based in Nairobi. Please specify in your cover letter the thematic area you would like to take up your internship along with a second preference (if applicable).

Thematic areas:

a)Climate change
b)Resource efficiency
c)Chemicals and waste
d)Quality assurance unit
e)Faith and environment


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the office to which the intern is assigned to; the nature of specific area and the internship duration. Duties may include, but not limited to:

1)Conduct research in the thematic priority areas that is determined jointly by the supervisor and the intern
2)Support the preparation of briefing, information material and presentations.
3)Analyze reports, surveys results and briefs to extract key messages and develop summaries
4)Assist with the organization of meetings, workshops seminars, webinars and other similar activities, supporting with the preparation of agendas, co-drafting background materials, meeting reports, assist with ad hoc meetings and prepare meeting minutes if required
5)Support programme development and implementation by gathering relevant information and data
6)Helping with the editing of additional website content information
7)Providing a day-to-day support to the activities of the office


Core Competencies:
-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

-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


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.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


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


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

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Project / Programme Management United Nations Environment Programme 10 months ago