Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance Intern (Membership and Governance)

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Administration, Democracy and Governance, Partnership and Resource Mobilization
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Work Location
Remote/Hybrid/In-Person, Bonn
Expected duration
6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the agency for human settlements mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. Together with governments, the agency is responsible for promoting and consolidating collaboration with all partners, including local authorities, private and non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA), based in Bonn, Germany, helps water and sanitation operators help one another. The Alliance is facilitated by by UN-Habitat, as an international network created in 2009 to support operators through Water Operator’s Partnerships (WOPs) – not-for-profit peer support partnerships between water and sanitation operators aimed at enhancing their capacity and performance to provide a better service to more people in support of the SDGs. The intern will report directly to one professional staff of GWOPA and work under the overall supervision of the Head of GWOPA. Responsibilities The intern will focus his/her work on one or more of the following thematic and operational areas of GWOPA: Support GWOPA’s membership campaign – Processing incoming members’ applications: background check of applicants, communications with new members – Management of membership database – Mapping of membership gaps and identification of potential new members – Review of communications material on membership – Development of targeted advocacy material – Development of communications material on members in collaboration with communications specialist – Drafting survey on members´s need and feedback on GWOPA´s support Support operationalization of GWOPA’s governance framework – Mapping of existing national and regional utilities associations worldwide – Follow up on development of Memorandum of Understanding with WOP platforms, including development of annual road maps with WOP platforms – Development of guidance material on establishment of national and regional WOP platforms, with a specific focus on Ethiopia and Danube basin – Contribution to review of governance sections of GWOPA’s new website – Contribution to developmet of Steering committee election process – Contribution to draft programme of GWOPA General Assembly Additional; duties may include, but are not limited to: – Assisting in the preparation of draft concept papers, background documents, position papers; support to guidance material on establishment of WOP national platforms – Assisting in the development of project concept notes/project briefs and project documents for resource mobilization. – Data management and analysis; especially management of membership database and support to membership campaign. – Conduct research on pertinent topics related to water and sanitation (especially mapping of national utilities associations in Asia and Africa) – Assist with communication and information management – Assist with the management of websites and drafting of newsletters. – Assist in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of events and workshops – Undertake other assignments as required for the development and implementation of the work programme of GWOPA. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
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 study: Studies in Water and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Urban Development, Urban Planning, Urban Environment, Communications/Journalism, Business/Accounting and Development Studies are preferred. 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. Studies in Water and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Urban Development, Urban Planning, Urban Environment, Communications/Journalism, Business/Accounting and Development Studies are preferred.
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 French is desirable.
Additional Information
Not available.
Intern Specific text
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. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
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