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Posting Title: INTERN - ADMINISTRATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 02 May 2017 - 16 May 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Administration-UNEP-78288-J-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:

1. A completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN Careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In you Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include your IT skills and three references.

2. Proof of enrolment (click on link to access and attached to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme);

- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to ain from the internship.

3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated.

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

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nation Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional levels. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.
The Law Division leads the development and implementation of the UN Environment Environmental Governance sub-programme, which includes the promotion of streamlined and coherent environmental governance at the international level, the promotion of progressive development and implementation of environmental law, support to international environmental agreements (known as Multilateral Environmental Agreements – MEAs), and promotion of mainstreaming of environmental objectives in the development sector. The internship is for three months, with a possibility for extension. It is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Programme Delivery & Management Unit

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Programme Delivery & Management Unit of the Law Division, the intern will:

•Assist in the coordination of Programme Delivery & Management Unit activities; prepare briefing notes on the Unit’s activities; assist in reviewing for correctness and consistency budgetary and other staffing tables and bringing to the attention of the Head of the Unit;
•Provide general office assistance: set up and maintain electronic files/records; schedule weekly team meetings and other ad hoc meetings; handle routine administrative tasks as may be assigned; attend meetings when required and prepare minutes, monitor follow-up activities; ensure smooth functioning of the Head of the Unit through ensuring smooth and efficient information flow within the team.
•Undertake such other tasks as may be assigned by the Head of the Unit.

Competencies

-Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively; Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to other, 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information keeping people informed.
-Client Orientation: The incumbent must consider the point of view of the client, maintain productive partnerships with them and identify their needs and match them to appropriate solutions. Ability to identify clients' needs and accommodate them; must have the capacity to maintain productive partnerships with clients; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors on-going 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 clients.
-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.

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);
b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's degree level or equivalent);
c) Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period of graduation.

Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of he 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.

Studies in Business Administration and Finance is preferred.

Work Experience

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

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 UN language is desirable.

Assessment

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

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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