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Internships Opportunities at UN-Habitat

Internships Opportunities at UN-Habitat

Internships Opportunities at UN-Habitat,

Internships Opportunities at UN-Habitat

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Internships Opportunities at UN-Habitat

Communications Assistant

Task description

  • Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Policy, legislation and Governance, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Support to utilize appropriate tools and knowledge to manage the urban policy platform, including updating, and ensuring data accuracy and availability. Support to update and maintain the National Urban Policy Database, ensuring country NUP information is up to date, and in conformity with UN-Habitat guidelines on databases and maps Support to develop and update an Urban-rural linkages database and web platform to record and track the URL activities, case studies and partnership and advocacy initiatives Assist to expound the PLGS e-learning tools and packages (e.g., urban policy, urban-rural linkages, metropolitan management, etc) Contribute to managing PLGS social media to enhance visibility of UN-Habitat and the section’s work Support to Review and manage knowledge Section’s and publications to ensure new publications are uploaded, and also in preparation for publication board sessions; monitor PLGS publications citations online (e.g., ResearchGate and Google Scholar) Assist to design and layout publications while working collaboratively with the graphics designer and using relevant computer software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe InDesign. This includes producing for print, products such as brochures and reports and ensuring photos and graphics, while conforming to UN and UN-Habitat guidelines on publications. Contribute to managing and updating PLGS Microsoft Teams channel and Mailing list Support to update PLGS Mobile Application Review and update the PLGS new colleague induction package, section meetings materials and information Assist to perform any other information and knowledge management duties as required

Required experience

  • 6 years of experience in ICT, public information, or a related area. Experience providing communications support to an office of the United Nations System, or a comparable international organization is required.
  • Experience working with tools utilised in the development and production of multimedia materials for web, print and social media outlets i.e., Adobe suite, and thorough knowledge of the latest web technologies (WordPress, RESTful web services, MVC, ASP.NET, JS UI frameworks, jQuery, MYSQL, SQL Server, Office365, Azure, Git) as well as of programming/scripting languages (C#, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL) is required.
  • Experience in editing documents in English would be a bonus.
  • Knowledge of physical and electronic record keeping and relevant information systems and networks, including web content management systems, graphics design and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of information management tools and techniques used in providing communications and public information support to the UN System or a comparable international organization.
  • Knowledge of UN-Habitat’s work, internal policies, processes and procedures related to communication, production and dissemination of public information

Area(s) of expertise

  • Information technology

Languages

  • English, Level: Fluent, Required Kiswahili, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable French, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in information systems, information technology or computer science is a requirement

 

Intern – Information Management

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);
  • 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).
  • 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 a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Preferred areas of studies: Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences, Knowledge Management and IT, Library and Information
  • Sciences and related studies.

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.
  • Experience in using Electronic Records and documents Management software is required.
  • Experience in accessioning and disposition of records is desirable
  • Experience in handling sensitive and confidential information is desirable

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 official UN language is desirable.

 

Intern – Urban Law and Governance

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);
  • 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) e.g., Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel,
  • PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, etc) and Adobe Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)
  • 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 includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Preferred areas of study: law, international diplomacy, or related areas

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.
  • Experience in carrying out research on urban law and/or governance (urban planning, land, climate change, housing, among others) is required.
  • Experience in the review and analysis of legal texts is desirable.
  • Experience in organizing expert group meetings, consultative and other meetings and conferences or supporting outreach activities is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this vacancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language will be considered an asset.

Method of Application

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