• Added Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), set up to support the Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee. The incumbent reports to the Head of Administration & Information Office, CTED. This is an unpaid internship for (3) months with the opportunity for extension up to six (6) months, pending on the needs of the Executive Directorate.

CTED is looking for an intern who could start as soon as possible.


1. Research, analyse and evaluate new applications of information technology and data analytics relevant to the needs of the department and assist the Associate Information Management Officer in making recommendations for their deployment;
2. Assist the Associate Information Management Officer in implementing and administer CTED online databases and portals for asset-freezing contact information, IT inventory management, office space and leave/travel management, etc.
3. Assist the Public Information Officer Associate Information Management Officer in maintaining and updating the content on the CTED WordPress website;
4. Assist the Associate Information Management Officer in administering the WordPress website and implement regular system and security updates; ensure that both restricted and non-restricted online information is appropriately arranged and secured;
5. Design or manage the production of promotional products such as posters, leaflets, reports, PowerPoint templates, etc. to support CTED public information effort.
6. Process incoming contact information obtained from staff travel to feed to the contacts database which will be used to increase CTED outreach efforts using newsletters and other media.
7. Manage the design and issuance of CTED periodic newsletters through MailChimp.
8. Assist the Associate Information Management Officer in providing multimedia and teleconferencing support in CTED meetings as well as plenary meetings and events in the UN conference building.
9. Perform any other duties as required.


Knowledge and practical experience in implementing databases, web applications, cloud computing, and web servers. Knowledge or practical experience in processing and migrating analytical data. Knowledge of scripting and programming languages. Knowledge or practical experience in WordPress website administration. Basic knowledge or practical experience in using graphic design tools, especially Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge or practical experience in troubleshooting office IT software and operating systems. Knowledge or practical experience in office IT and software systems administration. Knowledge and practical experience in using video conference hardware and software for teleconferencing. Knowledge of logistics and management for providing IT and multimedia support in UN conference rooms. Knowledge of information management, records management, and electronic document retention. Demonstrates analytical thinking and problem solving. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
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; uses time efficiently.
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.


An advanced university degree (Master's degree of equivalent) in computer science, information systems, systems development or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
A first-level degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their UN professional history profile (PHP).


Fluency in English is a must. Fluency in other official languages of the United Nations is an advantage.


Should there be a need for an intern who matches the profile above, the applicant will be contacted directly by the directorate. Please note that due to the large number of applicants, the Directorate would not be in a position to reply to each application. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration if required.

Special Notice

A completed online application (cover note and personal history profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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


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