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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local go...
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    Intern- Programme Support, I (Temporary)

    Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they 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 the Project Manager, Global Land Tool Network, the intern will:
    • Assist in regular communication and knowledge management within the LHS section and with GLTN partners.
    • Support in the development, compilation, synthesis, and management of knowledge materials developed by GLTN.
    • Contribute to planning and implementation of targeted capacity development initiatives of GLTN partners.
    • Keep track of relevant national/regional/international meetings and events in the thematic area of women’s land rights monitoring, including cross-cutting issues of human rights, etc.
    • Support in the creation of content for activities at the global and regional level including concept notes, thematic fact sheets, quick guides, and regular updates related to land governance and administration as well as gender-responsive land initiatives for dissemination internally and externally.
    • Support in the production of advocacy and outreach material related to land governance and administration and gender-responsive land tools.
    • Support in the data collection, literature review, writing, and compilation of global case studies for learning.
    • Provide support to administrative tasks such as organizing internal and external (regional and global) events, meetings and preparation of meeting minutes, project reporting, and follow-up and related activities.
    • Support any processes to identify donors and proposal writing with identification of partners, fact-finding, and conceptual writing.


    • 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.
    • Client orientation: 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.


    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 Bachelor's degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
    • 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 includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Preferred areas of study:

    • Regional/Urban Planning, Land Administration, Land Management, Urban Policy Formulation, Urban Economy and Finance, International Development, Public Administration, Environment and Natural Resource Management, or related field of study.

    Work Experience

    • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
    • Experience in project planning, monitoring and management is required.
    • Knowledge of the framework for monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), land governance/management and information systems is desirable.

    Closing: 17 February 2023

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UN-Habitat on to apply

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