Vacancy at GGKP: Intern, Research

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21 November 2018
Position: Intern, Research
Organization: Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 30 November 2018


The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is looking for a dynamic Research Intern to support the GGKP Expert Working Groups. The deadline to apply is 30 November 2018. 



The GGKP is a global network of 60 international organisations, research institutes, and think tanks committed to collaboratively generating, managing and sharing knowledge and data, established in 2012 by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Bank.



Under the direct supervision of the Head, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), the intern will be responsible for the following: 

  • Support and facilitate the GGKP research programme and its working groups on: i) natural capital; ii) metrics and indicators; iii) trade and competitiveness; and (iv) others as necessary.
  • Identify, assess, collect and categorize green growth resources to be part of the GGKP resource library, including green growth research, data and case studies; 
  • Identify and collect information on green growth projects being carried out by GGKP partners and other leading organizations in the field of green growth;
  • Collect and draft, as appropriate, meeting summaries, background notes and abstracts of green growth research and analysis;
  • Support the GGKP office in organizing research-related meetings and web content.



-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Client Orientation:
-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client



Further information and details regarding this consultancy can be found here. Only applications submitted electronically through the United Nations careers portal by 30 November 2018 will be given consideration.

Posting Period: 16 November 2018 - 30 November 2018

Job ID: 107014