Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.It works with organisations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector, to help build, manage, plan and finance sustainable urban development.
UN-Habitat supports New Urban Agenda partners and governments at all levels in formulating and implementing progressive housing sector reforms, policies, programmes and legislation which contribute to the creation of inclusive and sustainable cities, and comply with international law relating to the right to adequate housing. It provides expertise to support sound analysis of the housing sector and, in particular, the review of key legislation and elements affecting affordable housing provisions. UN-Habitat assists governments to formulate and implement policies and strategies designed to maximize the impact of housing in national socio-economic development and employment generation, as well as in urban development. It helps with in-depth local diagnosis of the state of the housing sector and provides technical support to the formulation of national housing policies and subsequent implementation strategies. UN-Habitat also provides tailor-made capacity development for all housing sector stakeholders.
The UN-Habitat Housing Policy and Finance internship is for 6 months.
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the Supervision of the Leader of the Housing Unit, the intern will:
- Provide general support to the team in work planning and coordination of the Housing Policy and Housing Finance portfolios, including research/normative papers and reports in best-practice tools and principles related to affordable housing.
- Assist in the Global Housing Strategy programme management, following up on schedules and work progress.
- Contribute to reviewing current good practices and innovations in the housing policy sector, developing/managing new projects to enhance the impact of the Global Housing Strategy at the country and regional levels.
- Support the review of national housing policies, national housing sector profiles, project proposals and publication drafts as requested.
- Assisting in the GHS programme management, following up on schedules and work progress, supporting in the elaboration of TORs, concept notes, correspondence/coordination with project partners.
- Support in the drafting and design of project proposals linked to the theme of sustainable housing: both design and research. Projects are expected to showcase the importance of sustainability in the field of housing, focusing on the most vulnerable groups and on affordability.
- Support in organizing side-events, special sessions, and/or round tables on this thematic area at relevant conferences held by partner organisations.
- Provide support by participating in meetings as it is deemed necessary and opportune, to formulate and monitor the strategic direction of the network and guide programme implementation.
-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 are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
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 Areas of Studies:
Public Policy, Urban Management, Geography, Law, Political Science, Economics, Real Estate, International Development with an urban focus, social sciences or related areas.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.応募する