The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global and regional environmental agenda, promotes coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
Bangkok is one of UN Environment’s regional offices. The Asia and Pacific regional office supervises activities, projects and implementations in 41 countries across the region by initiating, coordinating and catalysing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental problems and emergencies. It works in close partnership with key stakeholders including governments, private sector, civil society, and other UN agencies, and is attentive to the headquarters’ requirements in Nairobi.
The Regional Programme Management Support internship is for six months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days (35-40 hours) per week under the supervision of staff member in the office to which there 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 Management Officer, the intern will:
- Perform research and analysis of regional and national environmental issues relevant to projects in the region (i.e marine litter, ecosystem management, air pollution, sustainable consumption, etc), and develop informative documents relating to those projects;
- Support Regional Programme Management Officer in information and database management;
- Support the regional office by developing country profiles and bilateral briefs;
- Support project managers with project proposals conceptualization and drafting, interviews, meeting minutes, and PowerPoint presentations,
- Perform other duties as required.
- Clear and effective verbal and written communication;
- Ability to listen, interpret messages correctly and respond to them appropriately;
- Apitude to ask questions for clarification and exhibit interest in effective two-way communication; and
- Demonstrates openness in sharing updates and keeping people informed.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
- Solicits inputs by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
- Willing to learn from others and contribute inputs; and
- Places office agenda before personal agenda.
- Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks effectively and on time.
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent), preferably enrolled in an advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) with a focus on environmental sciences, natural resource management or international relations;
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
d. Be computer literate in standard software applications;
e. Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
f. 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 are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experience.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is essential, Knowledge of another U.N. language or an Asian language is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Your application for this internship must include:
a. A completed online application (Personal History Profile) through the U.N. careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed;
b. Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/internship-programme);
c. List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and explain why you are the best candidates for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship;
d. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
In your online Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills and three references.
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.