The United Nations Human Settlements Programme Internship Vacancy

Interested applicants for internship are hereby invited to apply for the following position offered by UN-Habitat Representation Office in Tehran: Title: Intern: Programme Assistant Duration of Assignment: 6 months (with possible extension) Executing Units: UN-Habitat Disaster Mitigation Office, Tehran, I.R of Iran Application can be made either by sending completed Personal History Form to UNHabitat Iran e-mail address:, or online through Deadline to receive applications will be: April 25, 2013. Organization Setting and Reporting The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations 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. This post is located in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, under the UN-Habitat Tehran Disaster Mitigation Office. Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the UN-Habitat Disaster Mitigation Office in Tehran, I.R. of Iran, the intern will practice and learn to:

1. Provide support with respect to the preparation of project documents and budgets. 2. Coordinate actions related to the administration of office and prepare, maintain and update files (electronic and paper) and internal databases. 3. Assist with the organization of conferences, workshops, seminars, UN-Habitat Headquarters’ missions and meetings; Prepare preliminary budget, invitation letters, book conference/meeting facilities and accommodation for participants keeping all records of expenditures in compliance with UN rules and regulations.

Places team agenda before personal agenda. •Technological awareness •Client Orientation •Creativity •Accountability . 7. fluency in written and oral English or Russian is required. Liaise and coordinate with UN-Habitat Headquarters on administrative and financial issues. • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Asks questions to clarify. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision. is willing to learn from others. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Adjusts priorities as required. preparation of UN ground pass and extension of Laissez-Passer. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise. Assist with the recruitment of consultants including completion of personnel action form and verification of documentation required to process this in a timely manner. Knowledge of any other language is an advantage. Perform other duties as may be assigned.4. Identifies priority activities and assignments. uses time efficiently. Liaise and coordinate with United Nations Recreation Center and United Nations Development Programme of the respective Regional office on administrative and financial issues. 6. even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Perform other administrative duties including arranging staff travel. •Languages English and French are the official working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. 5. and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Competencies • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. 8. For this post. Listens to others. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. maintenance of equipment and submission of inventory report.

Preferred area of study Advanced university degree in one of the following fields : • • • • Business administration Social sciences or equivalent Project management Other related field desirable .

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