UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme Montreal, QC, Canada
Mar 23, 2020Intern
Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for 'sustainable development'. One of the key agreements adopted at Rio was the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention establishes three main goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is located in Montreal and is administered by UNEP. This internship is located at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer for Invasive Alien Species and Global Taxonomy Initiative of Biodiversity Science, Policy and Governance Unit. The Programme Support for Invasive Alien Species and Global Taxonomy Initiative internship has a start date of May 2020 for a duration of three (3) months with a possibility of an extension up to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the Organization. The Internship is UNPAID and full time. Interns work five days per week (35 to 40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer for Invasive Alien Species and Global Taxonomy Initiative, the intern will: • Provide logistical support to the Programme Management Officer to conduct activities related to invasive alien species and the Global Taxonomy Initiative; • Collect, compile and organize information pertinent to invasive alien species and the Global Taxonomy Initiative; • Contribute to the preparation of documents by gathering and analysing information; • Assist with other activities as required.