Text of announcement below:
1 in Montreal, Canada.
Please note that commencing date is negotiable
Review, analyze, and make recommendations to improve online gathering of data, storage and analysis of protected area and related information and reports;
Research new and innovative knowledge management tools and other opportunities;
Research donor profiles and align their priorities with those of potential partner countries and projects seeking funding;
Create PowerPoint presentations summarizing key documents
Conduct research on the impact of tropospheric ozone on biodiversity
Support the coordination of the cooperation of the Secretariat with other biodiversity-related MEAs, including the revision of the relevant sections of the CBDs website
inter alia involve desk study, review of existing project and country profiles, internet research, liaising with relevant institutions and SCBD staff, and the drafting of documents. TOR may be further specified in accordance with the needs of the Secretariat as well as the personal interests and qualifications of the candidate.
Ability to familiarize him/herself with complex tasks in a brief period of time and to work under minimal supervision and meet tight deadlines;
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There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship; and the UN accepts no responsibility for accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern’s stay;
The UN does not deal with immigration authorities in Canada and, therefore, the intern is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas on his/her own.
The intern will conduct him/herself at all times in a manner compatible with the responsibilities as a holder of a UN internship programme, and will not engage in any activity that is incompatible with the discharge of duties with the organization;
The intern will exercise the utmost discretion in all matters of official business of the organization;
The intern will not communicate at any time to any other person or authority external to the UN, any information known by reason of the internship, which has not been made public, except in the course of duties or by authorization of the UN; nor shall the intern at any time use such information to private advantage;
The intern shall keep confidential any and all unpublished information made known by the accepting office in the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers on the basis of information obtained during the length of the programme, except upon the authorization of the UN.
The intern shall arrange for own transport to and from the UN;
The intern will provide a written notice in case of illness or other unavoidable circumstances which might prevent him/her from fulfilling his/her obligations;
The intern will prepare an exit report and an exit questionnaire and submit them to the Human Resource Management Service at the end of the assignment.
http://www.cbd.int/doc/vacancies/frm-scbd-intern-en.doc. An electronic copy of the application form, along with a CV and cover letter, must be received by 15 January 2013. Please entitle the subject line of your e-mail "LifeWeb Internship Application". An endorsement letter from the Nominating/Sponsoring Institution must be received prior to the commencement of the internship.