Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship position is located in the Office of the Chief of Staff in the Department of Peace Operations and is for three months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the department. The Office of the Chief of Staff enables, directs and coordinates departmental efforts to ensure the effective integration and management of the Department of Peace Operations (DPO). The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Department.Responsibilities
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
-Working on a project to develop the action plan for the Departmental Gender Strategy
-Working on a project to collect improved data on a range of gender related areas
-Collecting and analyzing information and statistical data
-Coordinating and assisting with specific OCOS events
-Other ad hoc duties as assigned.
Professionalism: Computer literate including in applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to learn fast and communicate effectively. Ability to work well with data. Ability to apply evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis, including providing recommendations as required. Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, including willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
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 & 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, and uses time efficiently.
Teamwork: 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.
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); Or (b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); Or (c) Have graduated with a university degree, as defined in (a) and (b) above and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.Work Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme. Applicants are expected to be computer literate in standard software applications. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to successfully work and interact in a multi-cultural environment.Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is an advantage.Assessment
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.Special Notice
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.
The Cover Note must:
- Include the title of the degree you are currently pursuing or have recently completed (within the last year) and the graduation date
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this particular internship
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
- Indicate the period for which you are interested / available.
The Personal History Profile must include
- Any past work experience.
- IT skills
- Three references.
Due to a 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.
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.