INTERN - MULTIMEDIA EDITING AND COMMUNICATIONS [Temporary]

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 03 March 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 02 March 2021

Org. Setting and Reporting

The UN Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (TBLDCs) internship is for a period of two months, commencing as soon as possible, with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of six months depending on the needs of the Technology Bank. For more information about the Technology Bank, please see https://www.un.org/technologybank/.

The internship is unpaid and full-time.

The position is located in the TBLDCs, based in Gebze, Turkey. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the TBLDCs.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individualโ€™s background, the internโ€™s assigned programme as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

โ€ขPerforms desktop publishing to produce a variety of print material and publications, using relevant computer systems and software applications.
โ€ขAssists in the layout and preparation of information materials.
โ€ขReviews and/or edits scripts and storylines, creates and edits animations as per requirements and prepares presentations with raw designs to clients, using relevant software and techniques.
โ€ขCreates models, drawings and illustrations by hand or electronically.
โ€ขDevelops storyboards for the initial stages of production, using creativity and artistic techniques to tell a story or provide information in visual form.
โ€ขJoins images with background graphics and special effects and ensures synchronization of frames and audio
โ€ขAssists with scheduling of various components of the production process, e.g. copy and proofreading, graphics, translation services, typesetting, printing, etc.
โ€ขLiaises with relevant parties on project specifications and approval of mechanicals for dispatch, etc.
โ€ขTracks and monitors production flow to ensure that deadlines are met.
โ€ขPerforms other related work as required., including drawing paintings, computer animation, info-graphic and printmaking design, books illustrations, creative writing, technical art, installations and photography.

Competencies

The United Nations Core Competencies include:
โ€ขCommunication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
โ€ขTeamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
โ€ขClient Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be โ€˜clientsโ€™ and seeks to see things from clientsโ€™ point of view.

The intern is expected to:
โ€ขHave a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter; and
โ€ขHave a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must 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 Bachelorโ€™s level or equivalent); or
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.

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. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of a second United Nations official language is an asset.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:
โ€ข Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
โ€ข Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
โ€ข List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
โ€ข List your top three areas of interest.
โ€ข Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
โ€ข Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term โ€œsexual exploitationโ€ 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 โ€œsexual abuseโ€ means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term โ€œsexual harassmentโ€ means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetratorโ€™s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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 โ€œManualsโ€ 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 APPLICANTSโ€™ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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