Job Opening ID: 224274
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Environmental Affairs
Category and Level : Internship, I-1
Duty Station : GENEVA
Department/Office : United Nations Environment Programme
Date Posted : Dec 26, 2023
Deadline : Jan 10, 2024
Duties and Responsibilities
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.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
(CITES) regulates international trade in specimens (plants, animals and parts and derivatives thereof) of about 36,000 species listed in the three Appendices of the Convention. In order to efficiently implement the Convention and ensure that when international wildlife trade occurs, it is legal, sustainable and traceable, Parties to CITES need to have in place adequate national legislation and designate one or more Management and Scientific authorities. The role of the Secretariat is to support Parties in the effective implementation of the Convention and the related Resolutions and Decisions. To further assist Parties and to ensure that the Convention continues to respond to current conservation needs and challenges, the Conference of the Parties is directing the Secretariat to undertake an increasing number of specific activities. The Secretariat is also tasked with organizing the annual meetings of the permanent committees and with organizing smaller ad hoc workshops and consultations.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the CITES Outreach and Projects Unit, the interns will assist in the planning, researching, production, and release of communications and multimedia materials on a broad range of wildlife conservation topics across various CITES channels.
Specific tasks and responsibilities:
The activities will mainly have a dual focus on social media and graphics/image development and may include, among other related tasks:
• Social media content drafting
• Web and digital communications
• Photo and video editing & production
• Designing images, icons, and infographics
• Support for the World Wildlife Day and CITES@50 campaign preparations.
The Internship will be for a minimum of three (3) months and a maximum of six (6) months within the Outreach and Projects Unit. Internship may start in January 2024. The timing of the internships can be flexible according to the prospective interns’ availability and academic constraints.
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.
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 and demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an advantage. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.