Visual Facilitator Intern

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Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 226577
Job Network : –
Job Family : HST
Category and Level : Internship, I-1
Duty Station : NAIROBI
Department/Office : United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Date Posted : Jan 25, 2024
Deadline : Feb 8, 2024

Work Location
In-Person, Nairobi
Expected duration
6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable and resilient towns and cities. It is the focal point agency for all urbanization and human settlement matters within the UN system. UN-Habitat envisions well-planned, well-governed and efficient cities and towns, with adequate housing, infrastructure and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation. The internship is located within the Planning, Finance & Economy section, Urban Practices Branch, UN-HABITAT, Nairobi, Kenya.

The Urban Practices Branch (UPB) is the tools and methodology production centre of the UN-Habitat that develops normative guidance and cutting-edge tools through communities of urban practices and is the operational level responsible to undertake technical cooperation projects, such as the construction of water and sanitation facilities, shelter, and other work.

The Planning, Finance & Economy Section (PFES) is responsible to support urban and territorial planning at all scales including through the development of planning policy, norms and guidelines, urban design and public space design, urban finance (municipal finance and urban development/projects finance), and local economic development.

The Visual Facilitator 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.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Planning, Finance and Economy Section, the intern will contribute in the following ways;
– Supporting in creating visual content for presentations, reports and communication materials to the Planning, Finance and Economy Section and contributing to preparation of interactive visual contents and dissemination materials.
– Support the team of Urban Health and Public Space.
– Support the team to develop graphic designs to assist in conveying ideas and information to complex information effectively for young people.

Specific Duties:
– Support the designated, Urban Planning, Finance and Economy Section, and Programmes in creating visually compelling infographics and data visualizations to communicate critical health data, trends, and disparities within urban areas.
– Assist in the simplifying complex information, making it more accessible to various stakeholders for both urban health and public space team.
– Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Task Opportunities:
– Familiarizing oneself with urban health, public space, nature-based solutions, social inclusion, youth, and gender.
– Participating in dialogues with country offices, regional or local institutes, and NGOs.
Qualifications/special skills
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 Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent.

Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office Suite).

Have demonstrated a 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 includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred areas of studies:
Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Fine Arts, Urban studies or any other related studies.
Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required.
Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme. Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, graphic software such as Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable

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