工作地点：Panama City 截止日期：20 December , 2019
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. The office works to serve the needs of the region and its activities are integrated into the work programs approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly of UN Environment (UNEA).
The UN Environment/Latin America and the Caribbean Office/ Chemicals & Waste Unit promotes the transition of countries to the sound management of chemicals and waste in order to minimize impact on the environment and human health. UN Environment provides information and support initiatives to improve the management of chemicals and wastes and facilitates implementation in the region of the various international agreements in force or under negotiation, including the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The Latin America and the Caribbean Office is currently implementing a range of projects within the UN Environment Programme of Work, Subprogramme on Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality.
Also, the XX Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cartagena, Colombia, March 2016) called upon UN Environment to additionally support the implementation of chemicals and waste MEAs, and the sound management of chemicals and waste. For this purpose, the Forum established the Intergovernmental Network on Chemicals and Waste for Latin America and the Caribbean, in order to strengthen the environmentally sound management of chemicals and waste, reinforcing sub-regional and regional cooperation and facilitating the exchange of experiences. The UN Environment Latin America and the Caribbean Office provides secretariat support to the Network, including support to the Steering Committee, and to the implementation of the Regional Action Plan on chemicals and waste 2019-2020 (adopted by the XXI Forum of Ministers of Environment, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9-12 October 2018).
The UN Environment/Latin America and the Caribbean Office/ Chemicals & Waste Unit internship is for six (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.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
The intern will work with UN Environment-Latin America and the Caribbean Office’s Chemicals & Waste Unit, under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator of the Chemicals & Waste Sub-programme. The position will be supporting the following projects and initiatives:
- The Intergovernmental Network on Chemicals and Waste for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Generating and sharing knowledge on sound management of chemicals and waste
- Global Mercury Partnership and Lead Paint Alliance
- Environment, Health and Pollution
- Sound management of waste
- Marine litter and microplastics
More specifically, the job will entail the following tasks:
-Carry out research, analysis and drafting of documents presenting data and information gathered from diverse sources to support the implementation of the chemicals & waste projects.
-Support the preparation of briefings, information material and power point presentations.
-Support the secretariat tasks of the Intergovernmental Network on Chemicals and Waste for Latin America and the Caribbean, including the meetings of the Steering Committee and the Working Group for the development of the regional action plan, as well as the programme of initial information exchange activities.
-Support the work of the Chemicals & Waste Website with web-friendly text - concise and accurate; in particular, support the development and updating of a regional clearinghouse on mercury.
-Support project development and implementation by gathering relevant information and data.
-Assist with the organization of meetings, workshops, seminars, webinars and other similar activities, supporting with the preparation of agendas, co-drafting background materials, and meeting reports.
-Support other activities of the Chemicals & Waste Unit as requested
-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
-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
-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:
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 a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
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.
Final year undergraduate or master’s degree student in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, International Relations, Economics, Social Sciences or a related area preffered.
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 desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
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/internship-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.