Interns, Cities Alliance , Multiple positions

Hosted Entities Cities Alliance
Job categories Communications, Urban Development, Urban Planning/Design
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5115/18744
Department/office ECR, GVA, Cities Alliance
Duty station Brussels, Belgium
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 6 months with possible extension
Application period 21-Oct-2019 to 11-Nov-2019

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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Cities Alliance, which is hosted by UNOPS, is a global partnership for the promotion of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Headquartered in Brussels and supported by a Secretariat, it is a unique partnership with a diverse membership - including global organisations of local authorities, national governments, international non-governmental organisations, foundations, knowledge networks and multilateral organisations – which have come together to strengthen both impacts and coherence in urban development.

Cities Alliance is a global leader, with a strong track record in grant making, that supports strategic city planning, slum upgrading strategies and national policies designed to make cities more inclusive and sustainable. Through UNOPS, the Cities Alliance operates a Multi-Donor Fund supported by an efficient, flexible grant-making mechanism with global reach.

Cities Alliance is implementing its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, with a recalibrated business model combining a Global window for normative work and a Country/City window for operations across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the MENA region.

The Cities Alliance Secretariat is recruiting for multiple internship positions and seeking highly motivated, dynamic and skilled interns who will have the opportunity to work with senior and experienced professionals and get exposed to learning and professional development.

For the duration of their internship, interns will be members of project teams, participate in meetings, support specific exercises and provide assistance to meet business needs. Interns may be expected to travel for specific events. Interns will work under the guidance of a Task Manager in any, or a combination, of the following themes (list non-exhaustive – more information can be found on

Corporate Areas:

  1. Communications and Websites
  2. Business Development and Fundraising
  3. Knowledge Management
Programmatic Areas:

4. Inclusive, gender-responsive and sustainable urban development, urban legal and land policies framework, urban governance and planning, urban services and infrastructure, citizenship and social inclusion, urban economy and environment;

The Secretariat will assign successful candidates to either corporate and/or programmatic areas depending on the profiles of the candidates and the business needs. However, kindly state in your motivation letter if any corporate or thematic area is of particular interest.

Provide operational assistance to project teams. Carry out research and ...

Education All applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s Degree o...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, concis...

Contract type: Internship Contract level: N/A Contract duration: 6 months with p...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
This vacancy is closed.


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