Project intern – Bamako Convention job at UNEP

negotiable / YEAR Expired 4 weeks ago
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JOB DETAIL

Work Location
Nairobi Office
Expected duration
6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
Organizational Unit: 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. UNEP’s 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. Located within the UN Environment’s Regional Office for Africa (ROA), ROA implements UNEP’s global programs in the region by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental concerns. Purpose The primary purpose of the internship is to support the Chemicals and Waste Management SubProgram in its mission towards continuous sustainable and sound management of chemicals and waste in the environment. This encompasses assisting with and supporting various administrative, programmatic, analytical, and research assignments to enhance the capacity of the team in promoting sustainability practices as the Unit supports Member States in their various sustainability endeavors. Tasks: The intern will work within ROA’s Chemicals and Waste Management Subprogram to contribute to the Regional Office on the following tasks: • Support drafting of project reports, summaries, meeting notes, and action plans. • Support the project team in monitoring progress against the project plan whilst evaluating outcomes. • Support research on best practices and policies related to plastic circularity, focusing on Zimbabwe. • Assist in the organization of internal and external meetings and outreach events including developing necessary background materials and writing reports for the same. • Assist in identifying key performance indicators whilst contributing to drafting progress and evaluation reports. • Support the day-to-day management and regular quality control of the project • Provide administrative, project management, and information management support to the subprogramme. • To carry out any other additional duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications/special skills
Applicant must be a registered student – currently pursuing either; – Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Sciences – International Relations, Law – Project Management – Public Relations – Political Science
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.
Additional Information
Candidates for the UN Internship Programme are required to cover the cost of travel including visa, accommodation, health insurance and other living expenses for the duration of the internship. Will you be able to cover all the above-mentioned expenses?
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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