The United Nations Environment Programme, 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.
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Organization: United Nations Environment Programme 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.
Duty Station: Panama City
Open To: undergraduate, graduate (within one year)
Deadline: the applications will close as soon as the suitable candidate is found - maximum deadline 22 July 2020
Job description: General support for the development of the biennial work plan of the Subprogram Environment Under Review (EuR), keeping communication with focal points in Latin America, ensure smooth coordination and exchange of information with national ILAC (Latin American and the Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development) focal points through regular communications and meetings. Receive feedback and inputs from Countries regarding current production of SDGs and ILAC indicators and critical needs in terms of data and statistics capacity; develop an assessment of the existing web pages/platforms currently used at the national and regional level to monitor the progress of SDG indicators. Data research and as well as assist in the organization of meetings, training and workshops.
Qualifications: Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); 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. Studies in economics, statistics or environmental science prefered or other relevant field. Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Spanish are required for this internship, since work will require research and communication, including reading and interviews, in both languages. Working knowledge of French is desirable.
Wage/Fees: unpaid 6 months full time work five days per week (40 hours), from 9am – 5pm. The UN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
Application process: Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
Contact Information: United Nations
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