Intern - Urban Law, I (Temporary Job Opening)
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Intern - Urban Law, I (Temporary Job Opening)  

United Nations Human Settlements Programme  

岗位领域:法律  工作性质:实习  

学历要求:本科及以上  岗位职级:其他  

工作地点:Nairobi  截止日期:07 November , 2018  



Org. Setting and Reporting

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 internship will be located in the Urban Legislation Unit, within the Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch of UN-Habitat. The Unit has the mandate to promote enabling legislation adequate to meet the challenges of rapid urbanization. Urban law is the collection of policies, laws, decisions and practices that govern the management and development of the urban environment. UN-Habitat’s work on urban law focuses on its institutional priorities and the needs of Habitat Agenda Partners. This leads to an emphasis on particular areas, including: planning for city densification and extension; land management; and innovation in urban development financing.


UN-Habitat’s work on Urban Law operates on several levels:

- Developing programmes among UN-Habitat branches and offices, as well as other partners, to deliver integrated packages of assistance for urban development.

- The development of innovative approaches, tools and methodologies to particular problems in urban law reform.

- The creation and sharing of information about urban law.


The UN-Habitat Urban Law internship is for 6 months.


The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.


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 direct supervision of the Human Settlement Officer (Urban Legislation Unit), the intern will:

- Assist in carrying out research and studies on a range of urban legal topics; analyse and present the data gathered from diverse sources; contribute to written outputs e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies and inputs to publications.

- Assist in conducting legal research to support legislation projects in Western Asia, North Africa and other Arab speaking countries.

- Undertake an assessment of the state of planning law for the Global Sample of Cities ( in Western Asia, North Africa and other Arab speaking countries.

- Assist in the population and maintaining of UrbanLex database.

- Assist with the production of communication materials and updates for the Unit’s websites.

- Assist in organizing expert group meetings, consultative and other meetings and conferences; support outreach activities.

- Perform any other duties assigned.


Core Competencies:


-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


Client Orientation:

-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.


Preferred Area of Studies:

Studies in law, International diplomacy & Public relations and Public policy.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.


Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

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:,

- 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.