Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - ENVIRONMENT AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - ENVIRONMENT AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS (2000)
Posting Period: 23 October 2017 - 06 November 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Environmental Affairs-UNEP-87558-J-Paris (2000) (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 your Personal History Profile (PHP),
be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and explain why you are the best
candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.

2. Proof of enrollment from your university (click on link to access and attach to
your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme),

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 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 overall objective of the UN Environment's Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and
industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use
of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and
transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities
(http://www.unep.fr/). The position is located in the Economy Division, at the Paris duty station.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Sustainable Food Systems) and Programme Officer (Cities and Buildings) the intern will support the activities of the
Cities Unit. Part of the Energy and Climate Branch, the Cities Unit intern will work on the Units projects and also on implementation of activities related to the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme, which contribute to the related 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), and the work in Cities and Buildings, particularly the Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GI-REC) and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC). The UN Environment, Economy Division internship is for six (6) months.

The internship is UNPAID and full time.

Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in
the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Sustainable Food Systems) and the Programme Officer (Cities and Buildings) of the Cities Unit of the Paris-based Economy Division. The intern will work on the Units projects and also on implementation of activities related to the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme, which contribute to the related 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), and the work in Cities and Buildings, particularly the Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GI-REC) and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC).
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
-Helping with the logistical preparation of workshops and events. This includes preparing power-point slides for webinars and conferences.

-Regularly updating the visual tools, info graphics and reference materials.

-Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings, including providing technical assistance during virtually-held meetings.

-Working on web development and online presentation of materials and keeping the programme’s websites, Think Eat Save campaign website, the GI-REC website, up-to-date with regard to new publications, new partners.

-Writing and drafting articles for the Think Eat Save website.

-Helping with the promotion and awareness raising of the Think Eat Save campaign.

-Working on the social media of the Think Eat Save campaign.

-Organizing and updating the Cities Unit folder on the common data storage drive.

-Assisting the Cities Unit team with the implementation of projects, preparing documents in English or other relevant language and liaising with contacts from Partner organizations or project countries.

-Assisting the Cities Unit in the implementation of the pilot projects of the Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities, particularly monitoring of the database of indicators from GI-REC pilot cities.
oAssist with the data collection and data processing of circular economy indicators frameworks.
oAssist with the identification and mapping of relevant global indicator frameworks.
oCollect, clean and manage city-level data-sets for the monitoring of circular economy.

-Keeping track of, and regularly updating, the partners’ contact database and the corresponding mailing lists.

Assisting with other tasks associated with the implementation of the Cities Unit team’s projects, as needed and directed by supervising staff member.

Competencies

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; 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 clients

Communication: Sound oral skills and proven drafting ability; ability to develop contacts and foster collaboration with other organizations in order to acquire timely information on current initiatives and studies pertinent to assigned area. Demonstrate openness in sharing information within the Energy Branch and keeping people informed.

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 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

Preferred area of study: University degree (Masters or equivalent is preferred) Masters in a related social sciences degree, preferably related to sustainable development issues.

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 the
advertised internship, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Working knowledge of French or Spanish is advantageous.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by the 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.

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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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