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Intern - CITES MIKE Program


  • Organization: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Border and Customs
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-09-08

Work Location
Expected duration
The Internships will be for a minimum of three (3) months and a maximum of six (6) months. The timing of the internship can be flexible according to the prospective interns' availability and academic constraints. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regulates international trade in specimens (plants, animals and parts and derivatives thereof) of about 36,000 species listed in the three Appendices of the Convention. In order to efficiently implement the Convention and ensure that when international wildlife trade occurs, it is legal, sustainable and traceable, Parties to CITES need to have in place adequate national legislation and designate one or more Management and Scientific authorities. The role of the Secretariat is to support Parties in the effective implementation of the Convention and the related Resolutions and Decisions. To further assist Parties and to ensure that the Convention continues to respond to current conservation needs and challenges, the Conference of the Parties is directing the Secretariat to undertake an increasing number of specific activities. The Secretariat is also tasked with organizing the annual meetings of the permanent committees and with organizing smaller ad hoc workshops and consultations. Under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer, MIKE, and the overall guidance of the MIKE Coordinator, the intern will assist in the planning, researching, production, and release of communications and multimedia materials on a broad range of wildlife conservation topics, with a focus on the Monitoring of the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) program. The activities will have a focus on communications and social media with graphics/image development work and may include, among other related tasks: • Social media content drafting • Web and digital communications • Photo and video editing & production • Designing outreach materials such as factsheets, presentations, etc. • Support to the Geneva communications team
Qualifications/special skills
Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. Academic background and experience in communication, visual arts, environmental science, or other relevant areas (including social media, web development/management) required. Experience with graphic design software applications, such as the Adobe content creation suite, Canva, or similar, knowledge of website content management systems (e.g., Drupal) is desirable. 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. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently
English, French and Spanish are the working languages of the CITES Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable. NOTE: "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.
Additional Information
Applicants must, at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent); Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or (b) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent or higher); or (c) or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme. Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage. Your application for this internship must include: 1. A cover note which must include: -Title of the degree you are currently pursuing and graduation date -IT skills and programmes you are proficient in -Explain your interest and why you are the best candidate for this specific internship,ensure to include all past work experience (if any). 2.A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 3.Proof of enrolment from current University (if not graduated). 4.A copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated). Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
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