The Energy & Environment (EE) Unit of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is looking for two upcoming young graduates in the capacity of interns for a six-months period who are committed to the protection and sustainable management of Namibia’s environment, taking into account the global, regional and national environmental challenges.
The UNDP EE Programme focuses on building economic, social and environmental resilience so that Namibia can safeguard its developmental gains and pathways towards sustainable development as articulated in Vision 2030, National Development Plans and policies, strategies and action plans for environmental (water, forests, land, biodiversity), tourism and energy management. The Programme will assist Namibia to better manage environmental risks and enhance capacities (systems, institutions and individuals) required to advance resilience building as outlined in the national development frameworks, with particular emphasis on strengthening national ownership and leadership of institutional mechanisms needed to implement the Environmental Management Act (2007), National Climate Change Policy (2011), Tourism Bill and Strategy; Parks and Protected Areas Management Bill; and the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (e.g. MDGs, SDGs, UNCBD, UNCCD and UNFCCC). UNDP is further committed to support environmental brown (waste and pollutants) agenda issues, particularly those related to the extractive, transportation and agricultural industries.
The specific call in question is for two (2) Interns to be hosted and seated at the UNDP office, Windhoek, Namibia.
Duties and Responsibilities
The general tasks of the Internship include:
Maintain regular communication with key internal (UN) and external stakeholders in the environment, water, forestry, energy, land sectors, and ensuring exchange of information on planned and on-going activities.
The specific tasks of the Internship include:
Required Skills and Experience