Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Bolivia aims to diversify its
programme within the framework of the mandates stipulated in the UNODC strategy.
UNODC programme and project implementation is guided by the principles set in the
framework of the Country Programme and the procedures established by its headquarter in
The Country Programme responds to the priorities of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (EPB),
which were identified in close coordination with national counterparts, making the best use of
the comparative advantages of UNODC in the areas of its mandate. The main objective of the
Country Programme is to strengthen the capacity of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to
prevent crime and respond to the interconnected threats of drugs, organized crime and
corruption, with the vision of contributing to the achievement of the objectives defined in the
Patriotic Agenda 2025 and the Economic and Social Development Plan 2016-2020 of Bolivia,
as well as the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Programme Unit of the UNODC Country Office in Bolivia is in charge of supporting the
Country Office in the management of its portfolio of projects. This implies constant
monitoring, follow-up of and reporting on current projects, as well .as the formulation of new
project ideas aligned with the Country Programme and with national priorities. The
Programme Unit is transversal to the entire project portfolio and coordinates closely with the
Operations Unit and with the Representative.
Under the direction and supervision of the INL Project Coordinator, the intern will be responsible for
supporting the follow-up and monitoring and reporting work of the Programme Unit. The
starting date of the internship is as soon as possible.
Internships are UNPAID and full-time, i.e. five days per week (40 hours).
Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship in person for the entirety
of the internship.
For more information on the work of UNODC and the Country Office, please visit www.
The intern will support the monitoring and follow-up work of the Country Office's project
portfolio. He/she will also contribute to the organization and reporting of internal meetings of
the Country Office. Finally, the intern will support the programmatic-administrative work of
Drugs and Crime projects.
The intern will provide support in the following areas/tasks:
Participate in internal meetings, and meetings with national and international counterparts as well as the elaboration of minutes of these meetings.
- Support the in the follow-up of meeting outcomes.
- Support the Communication team the elaboration of notes, reports, press releases, briefings, presentations, talking points, etc.
- Provide research and analysis for the development of follow up concept notes.
- According to competencies, support the translation/revision of Spanish/English notes and vice versa.
- Supporting the programmatic-administrative work of the project and the related initiatives
- Provide protocol and logistical support in events and workshops of the project and related initiatives.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following
conditions must be met:
•Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have
completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree
programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent). (OFFICIAL WRITTEN PROOF
FROM THE UNIVERSITY SUPPORTING ONE OF THE ABOVE POSSIBILITIES MUST
BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION);
•Be computer literate in standard software applications;
•Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal
commitment to the ideals of the Charter; 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.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the
position(s) advertised, fluency in both English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another
official United Nations language is an advantage.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for assessment purposes.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
A completed online application (Cover Note, Personal History Profile as well as proof of
enrolment and/or graduation) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
•Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
•List your top three areas of interest.
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
•Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme in general and this
assignment in particular.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills,
and three references. Do not forget to attach your proof of enrolment or graduation.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be
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 “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. The term “sexual harassment” 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 perpetrator’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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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.
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