Admin Intern at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The internship position is located in the Indian Ocean West Team within the Global Maritime Crime Programme based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Regional Office for Eastern Africa of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC, ROEA). The internship is for four (4) months (with the possibility of an extension up to a maximum of 6 months subject to the needs of the office and availability of the intern) with a desired starting date in May 2024.
  • The position is UNPAID and full-time, i.e. five days (40 hours) per week under the supervision of a staff member in the receiving department or office The Indian Ocean West (IOW) team of the Global Maritime Crime Program has extensive experience and knowledge in supporting States in the region in the fight against maritime crime and is present in the following countries in the East Africa region: Angola, Comoros , Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Pakistan, Seychelles and Tanzania. The intern will work under the direct supervision of Professional staff of the Global Maritime Crime Programme. For information on the work of UNODC and ROEA kindly visit

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with planning of project implementation in the Indian Ocean Region, assist with the drafting of website articles and social media posts. Assist with attending meetings and taking notes, provide support in M&E and internal and external reporting.

Qualifications/special skills

  • To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: Applicants must 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 programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above)(OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS HAS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION)
  • The intern should also:  Be computer literate in standard software applications. A Knowledge of graphic design software and the facilitation of online meetings is desirable. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and  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.

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