Two internship positions (for Toyama and Busan offices, respectively) will support Regional Coordinating Unit in the implementation of the NOWPAP Programme of Work. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background as well as the agreed internship period.
Under the direct supervision of the NOWPAP Senior Coordinator (for Toyama office) or Programme Officer (for Busan office), the Environmental Affairs and Communication Intern will:
-Assist Senior Coordinator (Programme Officer) and other programme staff with outreach to Japanese and Korean governments, including local governments and various UN Environment stakeholders in the region;
-Assist with the organization of meetings/events, including logistics, preparing invitation letters, visa arrangements, etc.
-Undertake research, monitor relevant scientific and policy developments;
-Support communication materials, including website and social media development, designing posters/newsletters, drafting news articles/quarterly newsletters, editing pictures, etc.
-Assist in drafting meeting reports on the progress of activities when requested;
-Attend, report back, and draft summaries/ minutes of attended meetings and conferences;
-Assist with general office management;
-Assist with any other duties that will further the goals and mission of the NOWPAP when 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:
-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 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.
-Academic background in Environmental Studies, International Relations or International development, Communication or Journalism is required.