Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
The Latin America and the Caribbean Office located in Panama City works closely with the 33 countries of the region - including 16 small island developing States, with a population of about 588 million people.
UN Environment through the environmental governance subprogramme, works with governments and the relevant institutions in the UN system, as well as with Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), to promote more coherent, effective, and efficient decision making and action on the environment.
The Environmental Governance subprogramme assists governments in enhancing global and regional environmental cooperation, developing and applying national and international environmental law, advancing national and regional implementation of environmental objectives, and bridging major groups and governments in policy development and implementation processes.
UN Environment has a long, successful history in overseeing and spearheading the progressive development and implementation of environmental law as well as in the promotion of and support for environmental governance at all levels.
UN Environment also hosts several major multilateral environmental agreements and supports their contracting Parties in the implementation, compliance with and enforcement of these international treaties.
Particularly, the Law Division leads the future evolution of the international environmental law agenda, promotes environmental rule of law across the UN system and assists national Governments in the development and implementation of environmental law.
The Division facilitates synergies and policy coherence on environmental issues in the United Nations system. It promotes strong environmental governance and institutions at all levels.
The intern will work with UN Environment - Latin America and the Caribbean Office’s, Environmental Governance Unit, under the supervision of the Environmental Governance Regional Coordinator.
The internship is for 6 months.
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) 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 Environmental Governance Regional Coordinator. The position will be supporting the implementation of the Subprogramme on Environmental Governance in the field of environmental law in the Latin American and Caribbean region, through
More specifically, the job will entail the following tasks :
Core Competencies : Communication :
Client Orientation :
Applicants 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).
The intern must be enrolled and be able to submit a university endorsement once selected for this position.
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation
d. Be computer literate in standard software applications
e. Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter
f. 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
Studies in Environmental Law, Studies in Environmental and Development Policy, or relevant Education or Capacity Development field.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Spanish are required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
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 experience, IT Skills and three references.
2. Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application : http : / / unon.org / content / Internship-programme)
3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated)
Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).
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