Job Code Title: INTERN – ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 11 January 2017 – 25 January 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Administration-UNEP-72637-R-Nairobi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
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.
Responsibilities for the Information Systems Intern
- Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
- Under the Supervision of an Information Systems Officer in the Unit, the intern will:
- Provide support for computer information systems.
- Participate in the development, programming, testing, debugging of software applications.
- Conduct internet research.
- Assist in maintaining technical documentation
- Contribute to feasibility study and systems analysis.
- Draft correspondence and communications.
- Perform other duties as directed by the Supervisor
Key Competencies for the Information Systems Job
- 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 twoway 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
Education Qualifications for the Job
- 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 oneyear 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.
- Applicants must be pursuing qualifications in Information Technology and Computer Science or related area.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration