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Intern – Public Information (Two Positions), Nairobi, Kenya

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    Organization: UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme

    Country: Kenya

    City: Nairobi

    Office: UNEP Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date: Thursday, 5 August 2021

Posting Title: INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION (2 positions), I (Temporary Job Opening)

Job Code Title: INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 22 July 2021 – 05 August 2021

Job Opening Number: 21-Public Information-UNEP-160112-J-Nairobi (O)

Organisational Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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.

The internship is in the Digital Strategy Section of the Communication Division of UNEP. The section is responsible for digital communications activities and includes social media, web, internal communications and news and media units.

The internship is for six (6) months

The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week 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. The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the head of digital team, the intern will be responsible for the following duties:

    Research, compile, draft and edit basic information for use in the preparation and production of social media content, often under tight deadlines.

    Monitor and analyze statistics related to digital content.

    Gather social media content at special events (film screenings, concerts, exhibits, etc.).

    Assist in the creation of original content for digital platforms.

    Attend meetings as an observer.

    Tags

    computer science

    covid

    digital communications

    digital strategy

    human rights

    humanitarian law

    information science

    information systems

    internship

    journalism

    public information

    sustainable development

    unpaid

    Manage meeting agendas and draft meeting notes.

    Create presentations and training curricula.

    Carry out research tasks and provide inputs into digital strategy planning and activities.

    Assists with special projects as assigned.

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: a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

  1. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  2. Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent

Be computer literate in standard software applications(Microsoft Office, Adobe).

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.

Preferred Area of Study: Graduate studies in any of the following areas: Communications, information science, computer science, information systems, media studies, journalism, or related field

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 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

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

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include: 1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) and Cover Note, through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:

    Title of the degree you are currently pursuing

    Graduation Date

    IT skills and programmes you are proficient in

    Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship

Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme, ensure to include all past work experience (if any).

  1. Proof of enrollment from current University (if not graduated).
  2. A copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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. The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Website:

https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=160112