INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
United Nations
GENEVA
vor 15 Tg.

Org. Setting and Reporting The CEB Secretariat is an inter-agency entity responsible for supporting the work of the CEB, the highest inter-

secretariat body for coordination in the UN system in the areas of program and management. CEB is chaired by the UN Secretary-

General and is composed of the chief executives of organizations of the UN system. The Secretariat is located in New York and Geneva.

In Geneva, it also supports the work of CEB’s High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM).

CEB Secretariat maintains a data management system allowing member agencies to upload tabular documents within the context of a simple data collection and reporting workflow.

The current upload system was developed in JavaScript (in conjunction with a PostgreSQL database) and allows the upload of tabular documents (in Excel, CSV) in order to perform statistical and analytical calculations, which are then applied to the generation and writing of official reports.

Data currently stored in the system support annual and biannual HR data collection exercises.

The internship programme is for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of the department.

The internship is proposed from ASAP and for a period of 6 months.

Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

The internship is UNPAID and full time. Responsibilities Based in Geneva, Switzerland, and under the direct supervision of the lead developer, and working closely with the team, the intern will perform various tasks such as :

  • Write JavaScript code,
  • Performing data analysis,
  • Write reports,
  • Regarding the recent changes in the CEB financial data collection, some adjustments are needed to align with the new UN data standards.

    The intern will be responsible for the following :

  • Modify and test the validation system,
  • Ensure that all the rules are correct and consistent with the new standards,
  • Analyze and report about a possible analytic solution for the data platform,
  • Perform other duties are required. Competencies Communication : 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.

  • Planning and organizing : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.

    Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

    Technological awareness : Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office.

    Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology. Education To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met :

  • Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements :
  • a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) :

  • b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
  • c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • For this internship, interested candidates are expected to be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent) with main subjects as Information Systems related studies or have graduates with a university degree with main subjects as Information Systems or related studies.

    Interested candidates must have elementary programming skills and should feel comfortable with Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet application.

    Some SQL writing knowledge and GIT basics would be an advantage. The intern should be interested in data related tasks such as data analysis, data visualization or data formatting.

    With the help of the lead developer, the intern will be asked to set up a local web development server, therefore having an interest in web technologies is an advantage.

  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Work Experience Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

    For this internship, fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an asset. Assessment N / A Special Notice Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    The Cover Note must include :

  • Dates of availability
  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing
  • Graduation Date (when will you be / have graduating / graduated from the programme?)
  • IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
  • Top three areas of interest
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship
  • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
  • In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past experiences, IT skills, and three references.

    Due to the high volume of applications, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

    Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

    The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

    The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.

    The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-

    link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.

    Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.

    No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11 : 59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date. No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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