Information Management

Kingston, Jamaica 🇯🇲

Special Notice

1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.

2.Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme),
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.

3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The 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 Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

This internship will be located in UNEP CEP at the Kingston duty station. The internship is for two (2) months with an opportunity for extension up to six (6) months, depending on the needs of the office. Under the overall supervision of the Coordinator of UNEP-CAR/RCU, the Intern will also be involved in many of the multifaceted projects under the SPAW and AMEP sub-programmes. Supervision will be under the direction of the Unit Supervisor.

The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

The Secretariat works with limited support staff resources. Interns may be required to assist with the routine administrative work of the Secretariat, e.g. preparing correspondence.
The tasks may or may not involve field activities or out of office activities.

Technical/Programmatic
– Assist in the design of infographics and other materials, compilation, development and dissemination of promotional awareness materials (fact sheets; infographics, bulletins) for posting on the website, social media pages and display at national/regional events. Preparation for these materials will be in accordance with the overall efforts to increase awareness of the work of UNEP-CEP at events such as UN Environmental Commemorative days and other outreach events; assist in the design of new Infographics and other items for posting to the website and social network pages.

– Liaise with relevant national, regional and international agencies and organizations on the implementation and furtherance of CEP

– Assistance in completing staff video profiles

– Assist in making preparations for the 2017 Intergovernmental Meetings.

– Assist in summarizing reports on the implementation of the Cartagena Convention and its Protocols in member states for the 2017 Intergovernmental meetings.

– Review/ update comments previously made on the CEP website and research additional links and games for the Kids webpage; conduct research for providing information to update the content of the website; finalize all brochures, tips etc. prepared for International Day of Biodiversity, World Ocean’s Day, World Environment Day etc. and make more easily accessible from web site; provide weekly environmental updates on national, regional and/or global issues related to the work of CEP for posting on the website and compile monthly updates on the work of UNEP CEP for its quarterly newsletter.

– Provide general support to communications and awareness activities at UNEP CAR/RCU including representing CEP at national promotional events, exhibitions etc.; assist in promoting the Kids page in schools, environmental clubs etc.

– Provide support to the AMEP and SPAW Programme Officers, in executing activities; provide support with specific focus on the GEF IWEco and CReW Projects; assist the Programme Officer in preparations for IWEco and CReW workshops.

– Update and maintain the UNEP CEP Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin pages on a daily basis.

– Sort and catalogue images in CEP Photo Gallery

Assist in the reorganizing of the Publications Room and the CEP library.
Administrative
– Assist in the preparation of relevant documentation and presentations;
– Collect information and undertake desk-based research; and
N.B. Please note that we will also provide the opportunity for the intern to provide additional input after their arrival.

Competencies

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:
1.Be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Environmental Science, Media and Communications, Information and Communications Technology or any related discipline will be required.
2.Be computer literate in standard software applications, particularly Microsoft Office applications
3.Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
4.Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include the willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinion and views.
5.Have good organizational ability and the ability to work well as part of a team.

Preferred area of study: Applicants must be pursuing qualifications in Environmental Science, Media and Communications, Information and Communications Technology or any related discipline, with some relevant experience in project management seen as an advantage.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Internship Programme.

have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. A good working knowledge of Spanish is desired. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is an advantage.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by Hiring Managers directly for further consideration.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.


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