Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship is located in the Peacebuilding Commission Support Branch (PCSB) of Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA). The internship is for a period of three to six months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Branch to which they are assigned.Responsibilities
The Peacebuilding Support Office would like to recruit an intern to support the work of the Peacebuilding Commission Support Branch (PCSB). Tasks will include:
1) Provide support on the implementation of the communication strategy of the PBSO;
2) Assist in producing visual and multimedia materials, including photos, video clips, infographics, graphic cards, information kit;
3) Assist in maintaining a diverse image library with photos, illustrations, videos etc.
4) Assist in managing and updating content for the UN Peacebuilding website and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr);
5) Assist in monitoring and clipping news coverage on peacebuilding issues and preparing daily newsletters;
6) Assist in monitoring and analyzing insights of the website and social media sites and producing media monitoring reports on a regular basis;
7) Assist in transforming data and research into compelling visuals
8) Assist the communication team with any other duties as may be assigned.
The branch strives to offer interns an opportunity to work independently with substantive issues while also assisting colleagues in the day-to-day operations of the office.
The intern will be encouraged to actively explore relevant training options from the wide range of training courses being offered on an on-going basis to UN staff at Headquarters.
- Knowledge of Basic graphic design skills; Basic video editing skills
- 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 perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
- Keeps abreast of available technology
- Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office.
- Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
- Shows willingness to learn new technology.
- 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.
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 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 Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and , if selected , must commence the internship within one year period of graduation;
- Be computer literate in standard software applications; Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign) is an advantage. Any other Graphic Design Software as well as editing software including Video Editing (Final Cut Pro etc) is an advantage.
- 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.
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. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Completed online application (Cover Notes and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
• Title of degree you are currently pursuing
• Graduation Date (expected graduation date or date of actual graduation if already graduated)
• IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
• 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 your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all, if any past work experiences, IT skill 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 “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.
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.
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