UN Other

Intern (Administration)

UN Other

Job Description

The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Logistics, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all peacekeeping and special political missions around the world.
This position is located in the Office of the Director (ODir), Liaison Office in Brindisi, Italy.
The intern will work under the direct guidance of the Senior Liaison Assistant and the supervision of a staff member in the Liaison Office.
The intern shall support the Director and its Liaison Office in fulfilling the UNGSC outreach mandate by ensuring an efficient and effective UNGSC marketing strategy aimed at promoting the image of UNGSC as an attractive family duty station.

The ODir/Liaison Unit internship is for six (6) months. One post is available. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours).

Responsibilities

The Intern will be responsible for following duties:
The Intern’s duties will include but are not limited to produce outreach material based on UNGSC mission and vision, its implementation projects and its rooting into the territory.
In particular the intern’s tasks will include:

•Support development of relevant materials such as flyers and other public relations materials.
•Create and edit animations and prepare presentations using relevant software (Power Point, Prezi, etc) and techniques.
Design and develop informative E-books.
•Design an e-catalogue of Liaison services.
•Help with preparation of materials for concept notes, briefings, presentations, speeches, biographies, reports and articles (in English and Italian).
•Proofread documents and edit texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards for format.
•Support social media campaigns in connection with initiatives linked with UNGSC core activities and Sustainable Development Goals.
•Research and assist with providing material for a range of Media Platforms.
•Monitor and evaluate results and impact of outreach activities; report on developments, trends and attitudes.
•Translate user research insights into website design requirements.
•Perform ad-hoc assignments as required.

Competencies

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.

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.

Technological Awareness: 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.

Education

Please note that to qualify for an internship with the United Nations, 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); or,
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Once selected, interns must commence the internship on the date indicated on the acceptance letter
-Be computer literate in standard Software Applications.

During the internship, the incumbent will:

• Experience working in a multinational section of the United Nations;
• Learn about the staff development programme at the United Nations;
• Be part of a dynamic team;
• Learn about and assist with other programmes in the Section as desired and required.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
Please note that to qualify for an internship with the United Nations, 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); or,
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN. For the internship advertised,
fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Italian (both oral an written) is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

The internship is UNPAID and full-time (i.e. an intern is expected to work five days per week (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and there should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any position in the Professional or higher categories or at the FS-6 and FS-7 levels in the Field Service category during the period of the internship and the six months immediately following the expiration date thereof.

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

The Cover Note must include:

- Title of degree you are currently pursuing (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/department preferences.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

-Interns shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any position in the Professional or higher categories or at the FS-6 and FS-7 levels in the Field Service category during the period of the internship and the six months immediately following the expiration date thereof.

-Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. Applicants who are otherwise related to a staff member may be engaged as interns, provided that they are neither assigned to the same work unit as such staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of such staff member.
For purposes of this instruction, “child” means: (a) the child of a staff member; (b) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); or (c) the son- or daughter-in-law of a staff member. “Sibling” includes a half-sibling or step sibling.

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.

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 APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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