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.
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 direct supervision of the Chief, Risk Reduction Unit – Head of the City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) and the supporting supervision of the Coordinator, Tool Development and Implementation of the CRPP, the intern will:
- Support the calibration of the existing diagnostic tools on urban resilience used by the Programme through the assessment, analysis, calculation, and/or improvement of urban resilience indicators
applied to the participating cities of the Programme.
- Assist in the implementation of the diagnostic tools on urban resilience to the participating cities of the Programme, including by using Geographic Information System (GIS).
- Assist in analyzing and summarizing the outcomes of the application of the diagnostic tools to the participating cities.
- Assist in the writing, design, graphics and development of contents to be used by the Programme.
- Assist in the research, revision, analysis, and/or compilation of effective initiatives and best practices on building urban resilience.
- 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: Advanced university degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, or another field deemed relevant to the subject areas covered by the Programme.
- The candidate should have advanced knowledge in Urban Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development or Climate change Adaptation, advanced command of the GIS software, as well as some basic research and analysis skills associated with the relevant fields of the Programme.
What We Offer
The UN-Habitat Programme Support (City Resilience Profiling Programme – Urban Resilience) internship is for 6 months.
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.
This job is available for international candidates.