Intern - Environment Affairs
Posted on May 10, 2017 by UNEP
Please apply directly at the following link:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=76655
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Special Notice:- Your application for this internship must include: 1. A completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references. 2. Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application: http://unon.org/content/intenship-programme) - List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship. 3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated). Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Org. Setting and Reporting:- The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the United Nations system´s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.
UN Environment has "Disasters and Conflicts" subprogramme since 1999. UN Environment has responded to environmental disasters and the environmental dimensions of conflicts in numerous countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and DR Congo. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the subprogramme UN Environment has implemented related projects and activities in Guatemala, Paraguay, Ecuador and Peru and has an extended operational presence in Haiti.
UN Environment´s "Disasters and Conflicts" subprogramme has three streams of work: 1. Risk reduction - including ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction; chemical and industrial accident risk reduction; climate-induced security risk; natural resource management in fragile and conflict-affected states; evironment and displacement. 2. Emergency response - environmental emergency preparedness and response; post-crisis environmental assessments; environmental impact of humanitarian operations; 3. Long-term recovery - environmental cooperation for peacebuilding; long-term country recovery programme.
UN Environment is undergoing a process of strengthening its regional presence. To this end, regional coordinators for most subprogrammes have been placed in regional offices, including for the "Disasters and Conflicts" subprogrmme in Latin America and the Caribbean (based in Panama City). This also implies a process of strengthening the quality and scope of the subprogramme, to increase UN Environment¨s visibility with regional member states and intergovernmental organisations as the leader on environmental issues related to disaster risk management and conflict.
The UN Environment/Latin America and the Caribbean Office/ Disasters and Conflicts Subprogramme internship is for 6 months. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Detailed information regarding this internship is found at the link provided in order to apply (https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail/aspx?id=76655)