Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Intern - United Nations

Responsibilities
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the Supervision of a Programme Officer, the intern will :

  • Assist with research on issues related to the main focal areas of the GEF (biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate adaptation, chemicals and waste, land degradation, and international waters), for example, to support STAP papers, terms of reference for consultancies, and project reviews;
  • Assist in preparing speaking notes and presentations, and in organizing STAP meetings and workshops; and
  • Assist with STAP communications, including updating the STAP website.
Communication 
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork
  • 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.
Client orientation
  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Education
Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements :
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
  • Pursuing a degree in the natural or social sciences, with a focus on environmental management, human interaction with the environment, and including some exposure to human development and environmental impacts in the developing country context.
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must begin the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Requirements
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications. Experience with website content management would be an asset.
  • Have a demonstrated 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in science, and how science can influence policy.
  • Exhibit good analytical and research skills.
  • Engender creativity and enthusiasm for work and new experiences.
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