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INTERN - Urban Resilience Programme Support

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Intern or trainee
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

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.

The UN-HABITAT 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 Programme Officer the intern will:
  • Supporting different types of activities related to the Technical Centre for Sustainability, Disaster Risk Management and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR), including the further improvement and dissemination of the City Resilience Action Planning (City Rap) Tool;
  • Support communication and outreach activities, such as drafting articles for the UN-Habitat and DiMSUR websites;
  • Supporting the development of new projects and undertaking research regarding urban resilience, climate change mitigation and adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
  • Supporting project management, such as monitoring, and liaison with donors and partners;
  • Perform other tasks related to urban resilience, disaster risk reduction and climate change and adaptation in ROAf as needed.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Intern or trainee

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: none
Required skills: Project management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Land use planning; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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