UN-Habitat supports countries to implement the urban dimensions of the sustainable development agenda to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. We focus on four main domains of change: Reduced spatial inequality and poverty in communities across the urban-rural continuum; enhanced shared prosperity for cities and regions; strengthened climate action and improved urban environment; and effective urban crises prevention and response.
About the Role
The City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) focuses on providing national and local governments with tools for measuring and increasing resilience to multi-hazard impacts, including those associated with climate change. Working through partnerships with stakeholders including international agencies such as UNISDR, academic and research institutes, private sector actors, and NGOs, the CRPP will develop a comprehensive and integrated urban planning and management approach for profiling and monitoring the resilience of any city to all plausible hazards.
What You're Gonna Do
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the Supervision of Programme Officer, the intern will:
-Assist in the conceptualization, design and launch of graphic and audio-visual materials, animations and static contents to be used in media campaigns, website, brochures, booklets and/or social medias channels of the Programme;
-Support contact management and archiving related to communication within the office;
-Assist in gathering content from experts, specialists and consultants (external and internal) and, where necessary, coordinate translation through volunteers and in-house capacity;
-Support the maintenance of the social media channels and the website of the Programme;
-Provide logistical support to upcoming events of the Programme;
-Undertake any other tasks for the Programme, which are in line with the experience of the intern.
-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
-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
-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
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);
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.
Have demonstrated 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views
Preferred Area of Studies: A completed or ongoing university degree in Journalism, Graphic Design, Multimedia Arts and Communications, Communication Sciences, or another field deemed relevant to the subject areas covered by the Programme for the purpose of this internship.
The candidate should have strong creative and artistic skills but also be able to prioritize work and organize time.
Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (In Design, Illustrator and Photoshop) would be an asset along with video/audio editing skills.
Previous experience in social media strategies, journalism, blogging, writing, photography or website management will be advantageous.
What We Offer
- The UN-HABITAT internship is for 4 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.
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