Friday, 9 November 2018

United Nations Internship Opportunity 2019

This internship is located in UN Environment Africa Office, Pretoria, South Africa duty station.



The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The internship is for a duration of three months with a possibility of extension up to a maximum of six months.

Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of UN Environment Office in South Africa, the intern will:
  • Execute Project management functions including backstopping implementation of project activities & monitoring
  • Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources to support the implementation of UN Environment Africa Office project activities in South Africa;
  • Assist in organizing outreach activities including communication and awareness raising and use of social media to communicate project results
  • Assist with the organization of meetings and outreach events, developing necessary background materials, sourcing appropriate speakers, and report writing;
  • Maintaining databases
  • Carry out any other additional duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Programme Management Officer.
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);
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.

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 an advantage.

Assessment

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

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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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