UNEP give interns the possibility to support the Regional Coordinating Unit in Toyama and Busan offices with various relevant activities.
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Organization: The United Nations Environment Programme is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded by Maurice Strong, its first director, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) in June 1972 and has overall responsibility for environmental problems among United Nations agencies but international talks on specialized issues, such as addressing climate change or combating desertification, are overseen by other UN organizations, like the Bonn-based Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. UN Environment activities cover a wide range of issues regarding the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental governance and green economy. It has played a significant role in developing international environmental conventions, promoting environmental science and information and illustrating the way those can be implemented in conjunction with policy, working on the development and implementation of policy with national governments, regional institutions in conjunction with environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs). UN Environment has also been active in funding and implementing environment related development projects.
Duty Station: TOYAMA; BUSAN
Open To: All candidates that meet the requirements
Timeframe: not specified
Deadline: November 2018
Job description: Two internship positions (for Toyama and Busan offices, respectively) will support Regional Coordinating Unit in the implementation of the NOWPAP Programme of Work. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background as well as the agreed internship period.
Under the direct supervision of the NOWPAP Senior Coordinator (for Toyama office) or Programme Officer (for Busan office), the Environmental Affairs and Communication Intern will:
-Assist Senior Coordinator (Programme Officer) and other programme staff with outreach to Japanese and Korean governments, including local governments and various UN Environment stakeholders in the region
-Assist with the organization of meetings/events, including logistics, preparing invitation letters, visa arrangements, etc.
-Undertake research, monitor relevant scientific and policy developments;
-Support communication materials, including website and social media development, designing posters/newsletters, drafting news articles/quarterly newsletters, editing pictures, etc.
-Assist in drafting meeting reports on the progress of activities when requested;
-Attend, report back, and draft summaries/ minutes of attended meetings and conferences
-Assist with general office management
-Assist with any other duties that will further the goals and mission of the NOWPAP when requested.
Qualifications: The intern should meet the following requirements:
- 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
-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
-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
-Academic background in Environmental Studies, International Relations or International development, Communication or Journalism is required.
Wage/Fees: not specified
Application process: It is possible to send applications here
edited by Chiara Dello Russo
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