Intern – Programme Management, I at UN-Habitat
Intern – Programme Management, I at UN-Habitat
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities
Intern – Programme Management, I
Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the interns’ assigned office as well as the internship period.
- Under the direct supervision of the Somalia Programme, the Head of the Programme, and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, the intern will:
- Assist in programme development through research, analysis, and presentation of critical issues.
- Support the Somalia Programme in developing project management tools.
- Support in developing data visualization tools.
- Conduct research and literature review on critical thematic issues.
- Support the design of project management tools using information technology.
- Support the Somalia Programme in designing and implementing of Microsoft PowerBI.
- Support the Somalia Programme with the drafting and visualization of presentations and concept notes.
- Keep track/follow up on schedules, deadlines, and action points for various projects.
- Coordinate data collection, verification, consolidation, organization, and submission from partners and stakeholders.
- Support the design and delivery of knowledge exchange mechanisms between programmes and projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- 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’ points 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.
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
- Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office).
- 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:
- Information Technology, Business Administration, Project Management or any related fields of study.
- No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
- Experience in programme development through research, analysis, and presentation of critical issues is required.
- Knowledge of Microsoft suite, including SharePoint, PowerBI, and other online tools is desirable.
- Experience in creating and managing databases is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.