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integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.
This announcement broadcasts international internship opportunities situated within the Human Rights Council Branch (HRCB).
The Branch serves as the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council, servicing the three formal sessions per year and its special sessions, as well as providing support to the activities of the President and the Bureau throughout the year.
HRCB also provides support to the work of the Advisory Committee, the confidential Complaints Procedure, including servicing the Working Group on Communications and the Working Group on Situations and to the Consultative Group which considers applications for Special Procedures mandates-
holders positions. The Branch also supports informal meetings, consultations and other related activities of the Council during the inter-
sessional period and provides office-wide political and procedural advice in relation to other subsidiary bodies of the Council.
HRCB consists of the Human Rights Council Support and Coordination section and respective Expert Bodies.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the general guidance of the Director of Branch, the intern will be under the general supervision of the respective Section Chief and reports to respective Coordinator or Human Rights officer within the within the area of assignment.
This internship is offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a total period of six (6) months, with a commencement date ranging / starting from June to December 2018.
APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THE PERSONAL HISTORY PROFILE (PHP).
to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.
and Performing other related duties as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.
e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.
e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-
year period from the date of graduation.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and / or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal or human rights affairs, would be an advantage.
Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs -
which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English or French is required and knowledge of the other is an asset.
Knowledge of another United Nations official language - Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish - would be an advantage.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application.
Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason it is crucial that the cover letter :
In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights international internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities.
The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization.
Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and / or skills.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations Secretariat.
An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member.
For purposes of this advertisement, child means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.
g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law).
Sibling includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located.
Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at : https : / / careers.
un.org. For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit : https : / / www.unog.ch
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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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 At-
a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-
link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira.
Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations.
Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application : 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
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.