United Nations Human Settlements Programme

INTERN - Inclusive City Planning and Development

	 	 

Posting Title: INTERN - Inclusive City Planning and Development, I (Temporary Job Opening)

Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Duty Station: PRISTINA_ISC

Posting Period: 18 February 2021 - 04 March 2021

Job Opening Number: 21-Programme Management-UN-HABITAT-150340-J-Pristina (O)

Staffing Exercise

N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the 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 UN-Habitat Kosovo Programme internship is for 6 months. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern ’ The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Under the Supervision of Chief Technical Advisor the intern will

- Provide support for data collection, analysis and mapping.

- Assist in strengthening the skills and experience of counterparts, institution building of municipal planning units, also through training delivery.

- Promote dialogue among local authorities and civil society and other key stakeholders, and support relevant events, workshops and focus groups, incl. reporting.

- Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, sections of reports and studies, and inputs to publications.

- Assist in writing news, press releases and /or editorials and/or updating of web and social networks content, and contribute to feedback mechanisms.

- Undertake tasks in programme partner municipalities and central level institutions, as required. - Provide logistical and administrative support and perform any other functions and tasks which may be required by the nature of the programme’s activities

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.
  • 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.

Education

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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Preferred Area of study: Architecture with an urban focus, Spatial/Urban Planning, Geography, Social Sciences or Public Information and Communication or any other field deemed relevant to the subject areas covered by the Programme for the purpose of the internship.

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.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For this internship position, fluency in English is required and knowledge of Albanian or Serbian is desirable.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

“In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises.

Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.” Your application for this internship must include:

  1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) and Cover Note, through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: - Title of the degree you are currently pursuing - Graduation Date - IT skills and programmes you are proficient in - Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme, ensure to include all past work experience (if any).
  2.  Proof of enrollment from current University (if not graduated).
  3. A copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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