Work LocationIn-Person, Abidjan Expected duration6 months Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. For close to forty years, UN Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world, focusing on building a brighter future for villages, towns, and cities of all sizes. In total, UN-Habitat works in over 90 countries to advance the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the local level, in accordance with the commitments and principles set out in the New Urban Agenda. The internship is located within the Regional Representation for Africa (RRA), UN-Habitat, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The current portfolio of UN-Habitat is expanding in Western Africa. Support is needed within ROAf for dealing with programmatic issues in the Francophone countries in the sub-region. UN-Habitat is strengthening its presence in Ivory Coast with the implementation of a project for the inclusion of migrant workers in the Greater Abidjan, as well as an Adaptation Fund programme related to the preservation of coastal areas, the implementation of a waste management data collection tool, and the habitat country analysis linked to an UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary Union) programme. The Project “Enhancing the opportunities of Labour Migrants and Local Communities in vulnerable conditions to integrate in Greater Abidjan”( AMIC), co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) was approved in 2021.The objective of the project is to carry out a two-phased four-year Action-Research project which focuses on broadening the sphere of opportunities for labour migrants and their host communities living in conditions of vulnerability to integrate in Greater Abidjan in a more inclusive, sustainable and safer manner, thus enhancing social cohesion and reducing environmental impact, thanks to the implementation of informed public policies, institutional capacity building and scalable pilot interventions. The “Improved Resilience of Coastal Communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana” has been officially approved in May 2023. The launch is expected mid of 2024 and will be implemented in the course of the next 4 years. Support will be needed in the operational phases. UN-Habitat is working on the implementation of the Waste Wice City Tool in the Greater Abidjan area, on the implementation of the Centre d’Excellence de l’Habitat, the installation of UN-Habitat Country Programme, a National Habitat Policy and a National Urban Policy. The sub-regional Center of Excellence on Habitat will serve as an innovative and sustainable knowledge hub that provides data, knowledge, expertise and long-term capacity building and training services to develop skills of practitioners on sustainable urban development in the eight (8) countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU- Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Togo, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire). UN-Habitat is expanding and developing its presence in those countries and needs support for its pro-gramme implementation. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Programme Management internship is for six (6) months. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days (35 hours) 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 direct supervision of the Programme Associate for West Africa, the intern will contribute in the following ways; PROGRAMME: - Provide administrative support to the work unit in the preparation of various project documents such as work plans, budgets, reports, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements. - Assist the programme team in reviewing and preparing documentation on the procurement of goods and services, and support contract tracking. - Identify sources, gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, and other material as required. - Participate in the planning, preparation and implementation of meetings, workshops, conferences, expert group meetings. COMMUNICATION: - Assist with text edition of reports, articles, and concept notes as per request. - Support the elaboration of power point presentations related to UN-Habitat mandates. - Draft maps, dashboards and diagrams. - Translate complex concepts related to UN-Habitat mandates into infographics and other graphic materials in relation to the New Urban Agenda and the SDG 11 in French and English. - Assist in the development of UN-Habitat urban planning policy documents, guidelines, information materials and presentations through identification and review of relevant publications and documents, drafting and commenting on documents. - Assist in engagement activities with the government, private sector and community-based projects. - Translate Project and Support documents from French to English and vice-versa. - Support Communication and Visibility activities (publications, presentations, catalogues, folders, brochures, videos, online and handbooks regarding all the projects and areas UN-Habitat works). - Collect and share information on risk monitoring in the implementation of projects/programmes. - Conduct literature reviews on specific topics and good practices in the areas involved. - Other duties relevant to the candidate and RRA, as determined jointly. - Any other tasks requested by the country team. Qualifications/special skillsApplicants 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 program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent). c. Have graduated with Bachelor's degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent. Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office Suite). Have demonstrated a 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 studies: Advanced degree in Urban or Town Planning, Project management, Geography, Architecture, Social Science, Communication or any other related studies. Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required. Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. Programme. Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage. Knowledge on climate change and/or urban development thematic is desirable. LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship position, fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable. Additional InformationNot available. Intern Specific textInterns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer. No FeeTHE 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.

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