INTERN – POLITICAL AFFAIRS , UN – Kenya

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JOB DETAIL

Work Location
Nairobi
Expected duration
3 months
Duties and Responsibilities
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is in the Office of the Special Envoy of The Secretary-General for the Great Lakes in Nairobi. Nairobi is classified as a “B” hardship duty station and a family duty station. The incumbent reports directly to the Senior Political Affairs Officer – OSESG-GL Nairobi. The duration of this Job Opening will be three (3) months. In February 2013, 11 nations signed the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region, in a renewed drive to end the recurring cycles of devastating conflict in eastern DRC which impacts stability and development in the Great Lakes area of Africa. On 31 January 2014, two more countries, Kenya and Sudan, became signatories of the PSC Framework. The framework aims to help “address the root causes of conflict and put an end to recurring cycles of violence” in eastern DRC and the Great Lakes Region. In its Resolution 2098 (2013), the Security Council welcomed the signing of the PSC Framework. It called on the Special Envoy, in coordination with the Special Representative for the DRC to “lead, coordinate and assess the implementation of national and regional commitments under the PSC Framework, including through the establishment of benchmarks and appropriate follow-up measures”. The Security Council further encouraged the Special Envoy to “lead a comprehensive political process that includes all relevant stakeholders to address the underlying root causes of the conflict”. Responsibilities Under the overall supervision of the Senior Political Affairs Officer, the Intern duties may include, but are not limited to: • Support the Office’s activities in relation to the implementation of the UN Strategy for Peace Consolidation, Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution for the Great Lakes region, through monitoring, reviewing and reporting on relevant trends and programmatic activities, • Assist with drafting various written outputs: such a meeting notes, background documents, draft agendas, summaries, amongst others, • Conduct basic background research on select aspects of programmes and activities undertaken under the Action Plan of the regional Strategy, • Contribute to the preparation of meetings and conferences, including logistic aspects and scheduling aspects of the steering mechanisms of the UN regional Strategy, notably the Integrated Secretariat, the Implementation Support Mechanism, and the Senior Policy Group, • Perform other related duties, as required. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of the assigned supervisor. This internship can be discharged in person.
Qualifications/special skills
Candidates: Must be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in international relations, political sciences, economics, development, public administration, or other related fields; In addition, the candidate must: 1. Be computer literate in standard software applications; 2. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter; and 3. 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.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position fluency in English (oral and written) and French is required.
Additional Information
Qualified candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration, which may be followed by desk review.
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
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Nairobi, Kenya
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