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Duration: 3-6 working months
Duty Station: UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna
Organizational Context: The Department of Energy assists member countries in the transition to a sustainable energy future under the overarching mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development, through the application of renewable energy for productive uses, adoption of the efficient use of energy by industry and the introduction of low carbon technologies and processes. In transitioning to a sustainable energy future, the challenges of addressing energy poverty and climate change become an integral part of the Department's activities.
The main strategic focus areas of the Department are: first, to provide integrated energy solutions to industry by promoting energy efficiency; secondly, to deliver renewable energy technologies as well as enhancing access to energy to promote productive activities as a major contribution to reducing rural poverty; and thirdly, to champion industrial energy perspectives in the global debates about sustainable industrial development and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Tasks: Under the overall guidance of the Director and the direct supervision of the Unit/Division Chief, the intern will perform the following tasks:
1. Research the capacity of public and private-sector support institutions to assist enterprises become more energy efficient, primarily through the adoption of energy management systems and meet their energy demand with renewable sources of energy;
2. Study the transfer of appropriate technology and training, tools and methodologies to rural communities so that they can create affordable and reliable energy services;
3. Research how countries elaborate coherent policies and institutional frameworks conducive for an environmentally sustainable use of energy by their industrial sector;
4. Draft reports and performing other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
a.) Academic background: enrolled in a university degree programme or; begins internship within a year of completing a second-level degree or; has a first-level degree and is sponsored as part of an academic or development programme.
Field of specialisation: Energy and Engineering or a related field.
b.) Computer literacy: Microsoft Windows, proficient use of processing tools such as Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.
c.) Language skills: Fluency in English required, good knowledge of another official UN working language desirable.
d.) Core values: integrity; professionalism; respect for diversity.
e.) Core competencies: results orientation and accountability; planning and organizing; communication and trust; team orientation; client orientation; organizational development and innovation.
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