Intern (Environment Affairs)

Bangkok, , TH

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 (UNE) 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. UNE’s Ecosystems Division 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. The internship is located in Bangkok in Coral Reef Unit of Ecosystems Division. Supervision will be under the direction of the Unit Head.

The duration of an Internship is two months minimum; maximum is six months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Organization.

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

Under the direct supervision of the Head, Coral Reef Unit the intern will work in the Coral Reef Unit, with a primary focus on supporting implementation of specific actions requested of UNEP in resolution EA/2/12 and in recommendations from a consultation meeting on implementation of the resolution (Manado, June 2016). Tasks and responsibilities will include:

•Support outreach and communication responding to priorities in EA/2/12:
ocompile and synthesize coral reef related information, findings and recommendations in regional GEO reports, the gender GEO as well as other recently published sources;
odraft communication and awareness raising materials including infographics on coral reefs and the work of UNEP in response to resolution EA/2/12;
osupport planning for an international outreach campaign on coral reefs;
osupport web and social media outreach, with a particular focus on Asia and the Pacific, including preparation of web content;
oprovide assistance in relation to UN Environment; Ecosystems Division and Asia Pacific Office high-level engagements related to the resolution, including communication plans, policy analysis etc.
•Support the partnership’s work with the private sector on coral reef stewardship:
oresearch/desk review and preparation of technical papers and reports;
osupport towards organization of workshops and meetings, including preparing presentations, documents and other materials;
oproviding technical support to partners and consultants.
•Support the partnership secretariat:
ocontribute to development of the partnership newsletter;
oassist in development of proposals;
osupport organization and documentation of meetings;
ocarrying out administrative tasks related to the duties identified above.
•Any other tasks as directed by the line manager.

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

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); in Environmental/marine science; environmental management; environmental and development policy; or relevant trans-disciplinary studies.
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Work Experience

Some practical experience from relevant work, through studies, volunteer work or employment.

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 written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat)

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.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL