UNFCCC is Seeking for an Intern(Remote/In-person) to work on Capacity Building Portal, Means of Implementation Division

Closing Date for Application: 3 March 2024.

UNFCCC is Seeking for an Intern to work on Capacity building portal, Means of Implementation division

Internship Assignment
Means of Implementation Division, Capacity-building subdivision
Application deadline Announcement & duration of assignment: 3 March 2024 24Intern10/MOI-portal Six months, (remote or in-person)


The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of
the political process to address Climate Change. The UNFCCC secretariat supports the
Convention, its Kyoto Protocol, and the historic Paris Agreement through a range of activities,
including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties and the
implementation of commitments. It is a dynamic organization working in a politically challenging
environment to help resolve one of the defining environmental issues of our time.

The Means of Implementation (MOI) Division supports the mobilization of financial resources,
international cooperation on technology development and transfer, and capacity-building to
enable enhanced action on climate change. The division provides support to the
intergovernmental negotiations in these three thematic areas, including support to the work of
several constituted bodies established under the UNFCCC.

The internship post is located in the Capacity-building sub-division, which supports
intergovernmental work and negotiations on matters related to capacity-building, the work of the
Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB), and other capacity-building projects. The
internship can be remote or in-person.

Objectives of the internship assignment and responsibilities
The intern will mainly provide support to the knowledge and information management of the
Capacity-building portal. However, depending on the skillset and interest of the candidate, the
intern will also support other activities of the capacity-building team, such as the capacitybuilding negotiations, the work of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) under the
stakeholder engagement and communications workstream and/or other initiatives of the



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Such support will include the following tasks:

Maintaining and updating contents of the capacity-building portal
o Collecting and storing data and information from various sources as input for the
o Assisting with the translation of entry pages content into other UN languages

Improving the usability and structure of the capacity-building webpages

Exploring possible tools and systems for enhancing the subprogramme’s knowledge
and information management
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Keeping record of changes and developments to portal

Other tasks as necessary, including:

o Support to the annual meeting of the PCCB, monthly conference calls,
regional events,
o Research for and preparation of technical documents
o Taking notes, preparing official reports and writing meeting minutes for
o Support for digital means of communication and engagement, including email
updates, social media posts, newsletters, surveys, and website management.
o Developing visual outreach materials including brochures, flyers, podcasts,
online postcards and videos

Learning areas

During the internship period, the successful applicant will develop a deep understanding of
the UNFCCC process and the landscape of capacity-building actors under and outside the
Convention and the Paris Agreement. The intern will also be able to further develop their skills
related to database and resource development, analytical thinking, drafting, meeting
organization, and digital communications. Online training will be available during the internship
to support the intern’s career development.

Timeframe and location

The internship is for a period of six months, starting in April 2024. The exact period will be
determined based on the availability of the intern. The selected intern can either work
remotely with their own computer/internet access, or in-person in Bonn. Those applying to
work remotely, should be located in a time zone no more than +/- 2 hours from Central
European Time.

Minimum requirements

Candidates should preferably have completed an undergraduate degree and be
enrolled in a Master’s or doctorate programme at a recognized university at the time
of application and for the duration of the internship. If on an undergraduate course,
they must be enrolled in the last year of studies and demonstrate substantial relevant
experience and skill in the required areas;

Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and have strong research,
analytical and writing skills. Knowledge of other UN languages would be an additional

Preference is given to candidates studying in the fields of economics, development
studies, environmental sciences, international relations, communications or other
related fields with good understanding of climate change.

Candidates should have knowledge and experience in website editing/design.
Experience with tools such as Drupal, SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013 and with
graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Canva is an asset;

Strong communication and social media skills are an advantage.

Computer requirements
For a remote internship, candidates will require a laptop or desktop PC (with Windows 10 or newer)
or Mac (with the latest MacOS update), as well as a reliable, high-speed internet connection. An
Office 365 license will be provided by the UNFCCC to enable the candidate to access official emails,
SharePoint, OneDrive and other office applications, such as Word and Excel.
Further computer requirements:

An antivirus application which receives regular updates;

Browsers must be a newer version with regular updates enabled;

Regular Windows 10 updates should be enabled with Windows laptop or PC.
In addition, a mobile phone will be required to enable Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
through SMS or the Authenticator App.
For an in-person internship, desk space and IT equipment would be available.
Internship conditions

UNFCCC secretariat internships are not remunerated, and the selected intern will be
responsible for all costs before, during, and after the internship assignment. Interns of the
UNFCCC secretariat are not considered to be staff members. The selected intern will work
remotely or in person on a full-time basis (40 hours per week). For more detailed information
about the UNFCCC Internship programme please visit the internship section on our
recruitment webpage.

Application procedure

Candidates who are interested in this assignment and meet the minimum requirements must
use the on-line application system and include a cover letter. Without a cover letter
explaining your motivation for applying, you are unlikely to be considered.
Qualified candidates, regardless of their cultural background, nationality, gender, or sexual
orientation, are encouraged to apply.

Due to the high number of applications, only candidates under serious consideration will be
contacted for a telephone or video interview. Closing date for application: 3 March 2024.

Simon Tyrus Caine

Simon Tyrus Caine is a solar energy expert with more than 10 years experience in the solar sector. Simon has worked and lived in more than 5 countries. Simon has been involved in solar installations, solar project development, solar financing as well as business development in the solar sector. At SolarEyes International, Simon manages content development and day to day operations of the organisation.

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