Org. Setting and Reporting The post is located at the Office of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) with the Political Affairs and Partnerships Section.
The internship is for a minimum duration of three (3) months and can be extended up to six (6) months. The internship is UNPAID and full time.
The Intern(s) work five days per week under the supervision of the Head of the Political Affairs and Partnerships Section, based in the Office of the Director General at the Palais des Nations.
Responsibilities The incumber will be asked to :
Shows pride in work and in achievements. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Good understanding of the UN's mission and organizational setup.
COMMUNICATION- Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
Asks questions to clarify, and shows 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.
TEAM WORK- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; ability to place the team agenda before a personal one.
Education To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met : -
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.
The incumbent should be able to draft documents with political analysis and be familiar with Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Adobe.
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.
For this position, ability to speak, read and draft in English or French is required. Knowledge of the other language would be an advantage.
Assessment The incumbent will be asked to provide an essay written by him / her on the subject of his / her choice and will have to do a telephone interview.
Special Notice Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include :
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, 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).
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