This internship is located in the Housing and Land Management Unit of the Forests, Land and Housing Division of the (COMPANY NAME) Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) based in Geneva.
The UNECE Housing and Land Management Unit works to promote compact, inclusive, resilient, smart and sustainable cities; energy efficient, affordable and adequate housing, including for those with special needs and vulnerable population groups; transparent and efficient land use, and property registration.
The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Secretary to the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management. Responsibilities The intern is expected to contribute to the work of the Forest, Housing and Land Division, Housing Unit, as follows:
Within delegated authority, the duties of an intern are likely to fall mainly into one of the three functional areas below.
Economic and/or sector analysis:
*Collects, evaluates, interprets, analyses specified statistics and qualitative socio-economic information obtained from a variety of sources and pertaining to particular sectors, countries, regions or development topics.
*Maintains databases and programmes for database management and organizes non-quantitative information.
*Prepares briefing notes, inputs to speeches and similar material on economic or sector issues in a form that is meaningful to non-specialists;
*Prepares first drafts of sector, country or regional components of analytical studies on development issues and policies.
*Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc on development issues.
*Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies.
*Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports and similar material.
*Prepares inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings.
*Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc on development issues for inter-governmental processes.
*Compiles and analyzes the data and other information necessary for the preparation of technical cooperation project proposals in the area of economic development.
*Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects.
*Contributes to the preparation of material for the approval of regional, country or sector technical cooperation projects.
*Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects.
*Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit's services;
*Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.
Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Staff within work unit/section and peers in department/regional commission; staff of other international organizations working on related issues; academics and representatives of civil society, both NGOs and the business community.
Efficiently maintains socio-economic information system, databases and models; provides sound analyses of specifically defined aspects of the development problems of developing countries and economies in transition; provides practical assistance in project development and implementation; effectively supports inter-governmental processes, under the direction or guidance of a senior staff member.
*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 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& 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.
To qualify for the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
- Applicants to the (COMPANY NAME) internship programme 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); (c) Have graduated with a university degree, as defined above, and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Be computer literate in standard software applications;
Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the (COMPANY NAME) 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 for all countries are accepted and under-represented or un-represented countries in the UN are encouraged to apply.
Field of study in economics, data sciences, public administration or sustainable development is desirable.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
Experience and interest in sustainable housing, urban development, land management is desirable.
For this internship fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of Russian is desirable.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the (COMPANY NAME). Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
(COMPANY NAME) Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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 (COMPANY NAME) if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) including the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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 (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS