Vacancies, Internships and Consultancies
There are no vacancies at UNEP/CEP at this time. For those interested in pursuing a career within UNEP CEP, UNEP and the UN, do not forget to register on Inspira.
For other UN vacancies, please visit careers.un.org
There are no internships being offered at UNEP/CEP at this time.
Who can apply?
- How do I apply?
As an organization of the United Nations, applications for an internship within the office of the UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme (UNEP CEP) must be made through the United Nations Inspira website at https://careers.un.org. Other internship opportunities within the United Nations can also be found at this address. Internships within the sub-programmes of UNEP CEP will be posted as they become available, throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to apply on or before stipulated deadlines.
The United Nations offers students enrolled in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate or graduate programme within their University, the opportunity to serve within any of its offices including the UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme. Applicants should review the eligibility requirements for the relevant internship to ensure they qualify for the internship.
- How long is the Internship?
The Internship period may vary from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 6 months. Interns are expected to be in office Monday through Friday during normal working hours.
- Will I receive payment?
The United Nations does not provide financial support for interns. All successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and living expenses during the internship period.
- What tasks will I be doing?
This will depend on the needs of the office and the sub-programme to which you are assigned as well as on your qualifications and interests. If you have specific interests or requirements for your university course, UNEP should be made aware of this prior to being approved for an internship. Most interns work on a project or several projects which will benefit both them and the sub-programmes to which they are attached, and include activities such as desk top research, developing technical content for CEP or project web sites, public awareness and education, liaison with partners etc.
- Can an internship help to guarantee future employment within the United Nations?
The Internship Programme is not related to employment in the United Nations. There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship.
Please check out our Intern Blog to learn of the experiences of interns who have worked at UNEP CEP.
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UNEP/CAR RCU occasionally engages experts under individual contracts to work on short-term projects and/or assignments either as a consultant or an individual contractor.
A consultant is an individual who is a recognized authority or specialist in a specific field, engaged by the United Nations under a temporary contract in an advisory or consultative capacity to the Secretariat. The functions of a consultant are results-oriented and normally involve analysing problems, facilitating seminars or training courses, preparing documents for conferences and meetings or writing reports on the matters within their area of expertise on which their advice or assistance is sought;
An individual contractor is an individual engaged by the Organization from time to time under a temporary contract to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which would be short-term by nature, against the payment of an all-inclusive fee. The work assignment may involve full-time or part-time functions similar to those of staff members, such as the provision of translation, editing, language training, public information, secretarial or clerical and part-time maintenance services or other functions that could be performed by staff. An individual contractor need not work on United Nations premises.
- How do experts apply?
Since 1 January 2015, the recruitment of experts is done through Inspira. See https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=CON
Experts with relevant experience who are available for short-term assignments are therefore invited to register in the Consultant Roster through inspira and provide their personal history profile (PHP) so that they are available for consideration when opportunities arise. Their PHP needs to be updated regularly.
Experts may consult the manual "At a Glance for Applicants - The Application Process", which is available both in English and French in Inspira. The manual provides step-by-step instructions for applicants interested in consultancy opportunities in creating a profile, registering for the generic Consultant Roster for roster selection, and applying to specific consultancy openings.
- How are candidates selected from the Consultant Roster?
Experts who are registered in the Consultants Roster are available for consideration whenever relevant opportunities arise. Short-listed candidates are contacted directly by the relevant team using the email address provided in their PHP saved in Inspira. Experts who have joined the Consultant Roster are also invited to actively apply to consultancy job openings posted in Inspira and on this website.
For other UN and UNEP consultancies, please visit careers.un.org and www.unep.org
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