UNODC Regional Office Internships


Latest Internships at  UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Proposed Dates of Internship: (to be determined with each individual intern)

Internship Objective:

  • To gain greater awareness of UNODC’s work with wildlife and forest crime in the region
  • To gain hands on experience in programme management and project implementation
  • To achieve familiarity with basic functions of UNODC in this context.

Setting and background:

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Programme Coordinator for the UNODC Programme on Wildlife and Forest Crime, the intern will support the programme by performing the following functions:

  • Assist the Programme Coordinator in organizing, managing, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring various projects under the programme;
  • Assist the Programme Coordinator in organizing and preparing a variety of outputs, such as background papers, mission reports, analyses, briefings, presentations, budgets, policy proposals and documents, studies, summary reports, manuals, tool kits, guides, etc.;
  • Assists in the development of technical assistance projects to counter wildlife and forest crime, as well as trafficking of illicit goods through ports and airports;
  • Aids in the formulation of work plans and other organizational management tools necessary to plan and monitor maritime piracy programming;
  • Assists in the preparation of programme/project development and assessment missions conducted for piracy programming;
  • Assists in carrying out other duties as required.

Learning elements: After the assignment, the intern will gain experience in:

  • Knowledge on UNODC’s priority intervention areas (As reflected in the UNODC Programme on Wildlife and Forest Crime)
  • Work practices of UNODC with a focus on technical cooperation and programming
  • Familiarity with the basic concepts of Programme management and implementation

Expected Qualifications/Skills for Internships in Kenya

  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in Social Sciences or relevant area
  • Passion for wildlife and/or forest conservation
  • Good computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel etc)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili, an added advantage
  • Experience working in an office, an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills, high level motivation and willingness to learn


   How to Apply

   Application should be sent to: Lauren Friedman, [email protected] by close of business on Friday, 15th April 2016.