Internship at United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Nairobi


  • Voluntarily
  • Nairobi

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 Local Economic Development and Municipal Finance internship is for 3 months with a possibility for extension depending on the needs of the Organization.

Interns work five days per week (35 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 Urban Economy and Finance Branch, UN-Habitat the intern will:

1. Conduct research in the thematic priority areas: local economic development and municipal finance
2. Assist in analytics core to branch projects, including the economic and financial analysis for various subcomponents of Future Saudi Cities Programme (FSCP) and others
3. Assist in the creation of financial schemes for projects related with capital investment plans, urban infrastructure, and local government financing mechanisms and others.
4. Assist in day to day management, drafting and reviewing key project documents, and reporting on project activities
5. Provide technical and logistical support in branch activities (workshop, training, conferences, meetings etc)
6. Assist in developing proposals for new projects
7. Assist in other branch tasks




The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.


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.

For other competencies, please read the official website!

Eligible Regions: Not Specifies

Application Process

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
– 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.

Application Deadline: April 19, 2017 (12 Days Remaining)

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