Urban Resilience Programme Support Intern at UN-Habitat


Urban Resilience Programme Support Intern at UN-Habitat

  •   1 Vacancy

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Job Description

Have graduated with Bachelor's degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent

Under the overall administrative supervision of the Human Settlements Officer (HSO), the intern will contribute in the following ways;

  • Familiarize him/herself with UN-Habitat’s mandate and the tools developed. Support the City Resilience Action Planning (CityRAP) Tool implementation in various secondary cities.
  • Support the implementation of activities of ROAf’s country portfolios for Malawi, Namibia, Madagascar and African SIDS.
  • Contribute to team efforts towards innovative solutions to urban resilience challenges through research, data analysis, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Support the development of new projects and fund-raising proposals, and undertaking research regarding urban resilience, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
  • Support for the organization of events and conferences in terms of content creation, logistics, etc.
  • Perform other tasks as needed, including but not limited to note taking, drafting minutes, translations, attendance to meetings.
  • Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Qualifications/special skills
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 (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 study:  Degree in Urban Planning, Town Planning, Architecture, Social Science, Economics, Geography, International Development 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.


  • English 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.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to UN-Habitat on careers.un.org to apply


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