UN Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – Internships


Urban Law Internship

UNHabitat’s work on Urban Law operates on several levels:
·         Developing programmes among UNHabitat branches and offices, as well as other partners, to deliver integrated packages of assistance for urban development.
·         The development of innovative approaches, tools and methodologies to particular problems in urban law reform.
·         The creation and sharing of information about urban law.
The UNHabitat Urban Law internship is for 6 months.
The Internship is UNPAID and fulltime.
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.
Responsibilities
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 Human Settlement Officer (Urban Legislation Unit), the intern will:
·         Assist in carrying out research and studies on a range of urban legal topics.
·         Analyze and present the data gathered from diverse sources.
·         Contribute to written outputs e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies and inputs to publications.
·         Assist in the population and maintaining of UrbanLex database.
·         Review and produce summaries on existing courses in urban law to support the Unit’s effort to produce training packages on urban law for local authorities.
·         Assist with the production of communication materials and updates for the Unit’s websites.
·         Assist in organizing expert group meetings, consultative and other meetings and conferences; support outreach activities.
·         Perform any other duties as may be required.
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 twoway 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.
Qualifications
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
·         Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
·         Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
·         Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a oneyear 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 Areas of Study: Studies in Law, International Diplomacy, Public Relations and Public Policy
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.
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Data Analysis Internship

The UN-Habitat Data Analysis Support 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.
Responsibilities
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 Chief, Global Urban Observatory, the intern will:
·         Participate in collection, computation and analysis of human settlements Sustainable Development Goal Indicators and New Urban Agenda Indicators and other urban indicators.
·         Participate in collection, computation and analysis of City Prosperity Index Indicators for various cities.
·         Assist with logistics of meetings organized by the Global Urban Observatory Unit.
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:

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

·         Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).

·         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(s) of Study
Undergraduate or Graduate studies in Statistics or related areas. Working knowledge of STATA or SPSS.
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.
How To Apply

Programme Management Internship

The agency has been focusing on urban development for over 40 years. Working with governments and local partners, its high impact projects combine world-class expertise and local knowledge to deliver timely and targeted solutions. The Regional and Metropolitan Planning Unit (RMPU) is one of the three units in the Urban Planning and Design Branch, along with the City Planning, Extension and Design Unit, and the Climate Change Planning Unit.
The (UN-Habitat Regional and Metropolitan Planning 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.
Responsibilities
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
·         Under the Supervision of Programme Officer the intern will:
·         Review introductory materials of the RMPU portfolio and research on contemporary topics related to Regional and Metropolitan Planning in the context of sustainable urbanization and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
·         Assist in developing tools (e.g. Mobile and internet application), on Urban Policies, Regional and Metropolitan Planning.
·         Assist in the development of spatial analysis (e.g. System of cities, demonstration projects).
·         Support the development of frameworks and guidelines, policy documents, and/or concept notes.
·         Assist in identifying research gaps and undertake activities, with the collaboration of research institutions, to fill any identified gaps in order to augment the Unit’s portfolio.
·         Assist in developing and implementing the RMPU work plan monitoring system, monitoring key indicators and following-up with partners on their reporting and feedback, including with country and regional offices.
·         Assist in planning, preparing and implementing RMPU related events (meetings, workshops, conferences, Expert Group Meetings, etc.) and support the implementation of specific recommendations arising from these events.
·         Assist in the design of training programs and materials related to the RMPU work plan, including through the identification of training needs and demands from key national and local stakeholders.
·         Assist with outreach activities and the production of awareness materials that will support the rolling out of the RMPU work plan
·         Perform other tasks relevant to the candidate and RMPU, as jointly determined with the RMPU team.
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.
Qualifications
·         Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
·         Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
·         Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a oneyear 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 Areas of Study: Public Policy, Urban Policy, Governance, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Metropolitan Planning, Architecture or related fields.
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.
How to Apply

Environmental Affairs Internship

Enterprise Solutions is at the cutting-edge of offering knowledge management and information technology, including emerging solutions for both corporate and environmental challenges. Big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain are some of the technologies the multicultural and dynamic team in Enterprise Solutions is intending to offer the organization We are looking for young, innovative, solutions-driven individuals to join us as interns.
The Enterprise Solutions Section internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Section.
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.
Responsibilities
·         Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the intern’s assigned supervisor’s need, as well as the internship period.
·         Under the Supervision of an Officer in the Section, the intern will:
·         Will be involved in real ongoing projects that the Section is currently working on.
·         Depending on the phase of the project, the intern may be assigned research, analysis, design, development, testing, training, user support, or outreaching work.
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.
Qualifications
·         Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
·         Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
·         Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a oneyear 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 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.
·         Applicants must be pursuing qualifications in area of study that can significantly contribute to the work of the Enterprise Solutions Section and responsibilities outlined
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.
How To Apply
Your application for this internship must include:

·         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:
·          
o    Title of the degree you are currently pursuing
o    Graduation Date
o    IT skills and programmes you are proficient in
o    Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship
o    Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme, ensure to include all past work experience (if any).
·         Proof of enrollment from current University (if not graduated).
·         A copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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