INTERN - African Urban Agenda | UN HABITAT Regional Office for Africa (ROAF)

Closing date: Friday, 1 July 2016

Posting Title: INTERN - African Urban Agenda | UN HABITAT Regional Office for Africa (ROAF), I
Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 17 June 2016-1 July 2016
Job Opening number: 16-PGM-UNHABITAT-62285-R-NAIROBI (O)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
Your application for this internship must include
  • 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 three references.
  • Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach 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 gain from the internship.
  • 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.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the 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.
The UN-HABITAT Regional Office for Africa (ROAF), African Urban Agenda internship is for 6 months.
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the direct supervision of the Director, the intern will
  • Assist the project coordinator in day to day activities
  • Prepare background documents for events and conferences
  • Edit reports, concept notes and other related documents
  • Help in organizing side events for Prepcomm III and Habitat III
  • Help in the dispatch of invitations to Habitat agency partners during upcoming events

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