INTERN ONE HEALTH [TEMPORARY]
UN Environment Programme
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 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". 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. UNEP's Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
UNEP/Ecosystems Division/Transformation and Mainstreaming for Nature (TMN) Unit requires the services of one (1) intern to support the implementation of activities in the One Health Team. In Q1, the UNEP One Health Team will be hosting the Quadripartite Annual Executive Meeting in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Assembly and will require support in the preparation of the technical documents and meeting logistics prior to the meeting and further support for the duration of the meeting.
In addition to assisting in the organisation of the meetings, the intern may also be required to conduct research, prepare briefing notes and communication materials, assist in administrative tasks and support the development of technical documents and reports. The intern may also be required to perform other tasks within the TMN Unit where necessary to support other teams across the unit.
The internship is for 6 months and UNPAID. 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.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
Under the direct supervision of the One Health Team coordinator:
- Assist the OH Team in organizing the Quadripartite Annual Executive Meeting, including preparing documents and managing logistics;
- Develop key communications materials in print, online and for social media;
- Support the OH Team in drafting technical documents;
- Assist in the preparation of workshops, meetings and other events to take place in Nairobi and other countries to achieve programmatic results;
- Communicate with partners, consultants, implementers, etc. on programmatic activities to support programmatic results;
- Undertake targeted desktop research to compile background information, facts, data and other pieces to inform technical inputs including and in particular on linkages between Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), climate change and health;
- Assist in tracking key policy developments;
- Undertake other tasks as required, and in accordance with the intern's interests and experience.
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.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
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.
Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:
- Master’s Degree or currently enrolled in a Master’s Programme;
- Background in health sciences, One Health policy, development studies, or other related field;
- Demonstrated interest and experience in issues related to One Health (experience in One Health highly desirable) and sustainable development required.
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.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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 master's degree certificate (if you have already graduated)
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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
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