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Internship Opportunities at UN-Habitat Kenya

Internship Opportunities at UN-Habitat Kenya

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Internship Opportunities at UN-Habitat Kenya,

Internship Opportunities at UN-Habitat Kenya

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN 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.

Intern – Urban Planning and GIS, I

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the interns’ assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Planning, Finance, and Economy Section the interns will:

  •  Supporting the development of the technical and normative outputs of the Planning, Finance, and Economy Section by assisting in gathering data, analyzing, and contributing to the preparation of reports and technical documents, preparation of presentations, and other dissemination materials.
  • Support capacity building on a variety of planning themes.
  • Assist in the development of content and methodology on inclusive and sustainable urban planning and development.
  • Provide GIS support to planning and design inputs to ongoing planning initiatives, including citywide strategies, extension plans, and urban transformation plans.
  • Develop clear planning proposals, drawings, maps, and related reports as well as materials for GIS, data analysis, and visualization.

Specific Duties

  • Support the development of territorial, urban planning, and GIS inputs for Urban Development Policies,
  • Strategies, Plans, and Projects.
  • Development of GIS training materials and workshops.
  • Support the designated, Urban Planning, Finance, and Economy Sections, and Programmes in mainstreaming ecological and social resilience in the planning system, urban plans at various levels, workshops, surveys, assessments, training, and seminars, to steer urban and territorial planning
  • toward climate adaptation and social inclusion goals.
  • Assist in the development of content and methodology on inclusive and sustainable urban planning and development.
  • Assist in the SDG’s localization in urban planning policy frameworks, guidelines, policies, and presentations through identification and review of relevant publications and documents, drafting and commenting on documents, and assisting in producing information materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies

  • Communication: 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.
  • Teamwork: 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.
  • Client orientation: 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.

Education

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 Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office).
  • 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 includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred areas of studies:

  • Urban Planning, Geography, Environmental Sciences or Architecture or GIS technologies, or related field that is relevant to sustainable urban development and urban planning and design.

Closing: 23 February 2023

Intern – Urban Planning and Design I

Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the interns’ assigned office as well as the internship period. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Planning, Finance, and Economy Section the interns will:

Specific Duties:

  • Support the development of territorial, urban planning for Urban Development Policies, Strategies, Plans, and Projects.
  • Support the designated, Urban Planning, Finance, and Economy Section, and Programme in mainstreaming ecological and social resilience in the planning system, urban plans at various levels, workshops, surveys, assessments, training, and seminars, to steer urban and territorial planning toward climate adaptation and social inclusion goals.
  • Assist in the development of content and methodology on inclusive and sustainable urban planning and development.
  • Assist in the SDG’s localization in urban planning policy frameworks, guidelines, policies, and presentations through identification and review of relevant publications and documents, drafting and commenting on documents, and assist in producing information materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Internship Opportunities at UN-Habitat Kenya

Competencies

  • Communication: 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.
  • Teamwork: 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.
  • Client orientation: 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.

Education

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 Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office).
  • 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 includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred areas of studies:

  • Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Policy, Geography, Architecture, or a related field that is relevant to sustainable urban development and urban planning and design

Closing: 23 February 2023

Intern- Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP), I

Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the interns’ assigned office as well as the internship period. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Planning, Finance, and Economy Section the interns will:

Specific Duties:

  • Support the development of the technical and normative outputs of the Planning, Finance, and Economy Section by assisting in gathering data, analyzing, contributing to preparing reports and technical documents, and preparing presentations and other dissemination materials.
  • Support the team of International Guidelines of Urban and Territorial Planning (IG UTP).
  • Support the study on strategies, and approaches to mitigate climate change.
  • Support capacity building on a variety of planning themes.
  • Support the development of territorial, urban planning for Urban Development Policies, Strategies, Plans and Projects.
  • Assist in the SDG’s localization in urban planning policy frameworks, guidelines, policies, and presentations through identification and review of relevant publications and documents, drafting and commenting on documents, and assisting in producing information materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies

  • Communication: 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.
  • Teamwork: 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.
  • Client orientation: 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.

Education

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 Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office).
  • 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 a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred areas of studies:

  • Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Policy, Urban Geography, and GIS or related fields.

Closing: 23 February 2023

Intern- Urban Finance and Economy, I

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the interns’ assigned office as well as the internship period. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Planning, Finance and Economy Section the interns will:

  • Supporting the development of the technical and normative outputs of PFES by assisting in gathering data, analyzing, contributing to preparation of reports and technical documents, preparation of presentations and other dissemination materials.
  • Support the capacity building on a variety of planning themes.
  • Assist in the development of content and methodology on Local Finance and Local Economic Development.

Specific Duties:

  • Support PFES in carrying out research on Urban Finance and Local Economic Development issues.
  • Support PFES in preparing communication and fundraising materials in the space of Urban Finance and Local Economic Development. This can include Project Proposals and or PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Support PFES in preparing and delivering capacity building initiatives with stakeholders in the space of Urban Finance and Local Economic Development.
  • Support in designing the participatory workshops structures and materials, advising on communication strategy for the design project.
  • Participate in brainstorming discussions with the Finance and Economy team and assist in developing new strategies for developing the Urban Economy work of PFES.
  • Assist in development of design guidelines and policies, drafting and commenting on documents, comment revision and producing information materials and supporting visuals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Internship Opportunities at UN-Habitat Kenya

Competencies

  • Communication: 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.
  • Teamwork: 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.
  • Client orientation: 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.

Education

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 Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office).
  • 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 a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred areas of studies:

  • Public Finance, Local Finance, Economic Development, Local Economic Development, Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field

Closing: 24 February 2023

Internship Opportunities at UN-Habitat Kenya

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