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Full-time Interns for City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP)

at UN Habitat in Nairobi

Interns for City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) at UN Habitat in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

The City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) was launched by UN-Habitat in 2012 to develop a comprehensive and integrated urban planning and management approach founded on the principles of ‘resilience’ that dynamically underpin and improve capacity to protect urban citizens and their assets. ‘Urban Resilience’ refers to the ability of any urban system to absorb and recover quickly from the impact of any plausible hazard. The CRPP is providing forward-looking, multi-sectoral, multi-hazard, multi-stakeholder approach integrating all functional aspects of human settlements to planning and developing urban settlements. The Programme is implemented in partnership with primary stakeholders including international agencies, academic and research institutes, private sector actors, NGOs, and representatives from a number of pilot cities. CRPP has a strategic fit in UN Habitat’s overall mandate for the sustainable development of cities, towns, and other human settlements, specifically, the key pillar for ensuring that cities are able to withstand and recover from catastrophic events.

All internships will begin in the spring 2014 and will last minimum 3 and maximum 6 months. Internship comprises 35 hours of work per week. The duty station can be Nairobi or Barcelona. Those internships are unpaid.


  • Advanced university degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Development Studies, Computer Sciences, IT, Media, Communication, Journalism, Design, or another field deemed relevant to the subject areas covered by the Programme. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Previous exposure to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience, Web Development and/or Social Media Strategies.
  • Fluency in oral and written English required;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, research and writing skills;
  • Advanced computer skills notably in IT, web-application, database management, Adobe Acrobate Suite and/or Excel and text processor.

How to apply:
If you would like to find out more about this position, or if you would like to apply, please email CRPP at

The application must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae in English;
  • Cover letter in English outlining your motivations, concrete competencies, previous exposure to the subject and links to your study.
  • Brief note detailing your availabilities including starting date and length desired for the internship and preferable duty station (Barcelona or Nairobi).

Please apply by Sunday, 6 April 2014. Applications received after this deadline will NOT be reviewed.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Short-listed candidates will be invited to take part in a phone interview. The internship would start in consultation with the selected candidate.

We regret to be unable to further contact or notify unsuccessful applicants for this position.

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