Intern (Environment Affairs)

Brussels, , BE

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:
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 (UN Environment) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

The UN Environment Liaison Office to the EU institutions, Outreach and Communications Support Internship is for 6 months. This Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of the Communications/Information Assistant of the UN Environment Brussels Office.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Communications/Information Assistant of the UN Environment Brussels Office, the intern will work to :
-Targeted EU outreach
-Monitoring EU developments & news
-Outreach events

a)EU outreach
Support the implementation of outreach strategies in order to raise UN Environment’s profile in the development and environment fields, including by helping ensure UN Environment’s participation in relevant flagship events in Brussels like Green Week and the European Development Days .
Contribute to the identification of areas of common interest between the EU institutions & UN Environment
b)Monitoring EU developments
Collect and monitor EU news and information on political developments, important decisions etc, for monthly internal policy briefs
Attend and report on conferences and meetings on topics relevant to UN Environment ‘s mandate
c)Outreach events
Support the organization of public events, including with logistics
Support external communication efforts by the Brussels Office for UN Environment (high-level) visiting officials, including by helping set up media interviews
Support the organization of the launch of UN Environment reports in Brussels
Support the organization of information stands at public events (including development of interactive activities)
d)Information management
Update and develop UN Environment ‘s online tools for information exchange with the EU (website and quarterly e-newsletter)
Assist in keeping a good flow of internal information (UN Environment Intranet, internal reporting)
Assist in managing the office’s social media tools (Twitter) and promotion of UN Environment public information campaigns
e)Other ad hoc duties
Contribute with other UN entities on collaborative events such as World Environment Day and UN Day
Help prepare background briefing notes on various issues as requested
Assist in the design and production of information material for the various outreach events

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 be enrolled in at least the third year of a first university degree program or in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) program at the time of application, commencement and during the internship.
-Be computer literate in standard software applications;
-Demonstrated interest in Environmental issues, the United Nations, and/or international governance.
-Knowledge and Interest in the European Union’s institutions and policies.

Work Experience

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

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager 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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