Posting Title: INTERN – ADMINISTRATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 21 March 2023 – 04 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Administration-DPO-202789-J-New York (A)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for DiversityOrganisational Setting and Reporting
The intern will work in the Office of the Police Adviser in the United Nations Police Division, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peace Operations (DPO). The Police Division supports the implementation of policing and rule of law mandates of United Nations peace operations. This internship is UNPAID and is designed to be in person and full-time (35 hours per week). It can be adapted for remote and/or part-time (20 hours per week) upon request. A full-time internship is for an initial period of two months and a part-time internship is for an initial of four months. Internships may be extended up to maximum six months depending on the needs of the Division. The Intern reports to the Special Assistant to the Police Adviser. More information on the functions of the Police Division can be found on the below link: https://police.un.org/en
Duties for the Policy and Administration Intern may include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in the research, analysis, development, consultation and formulation of policy positions for the UN Police Adviser and his senior management team based on the Strategic Guidance Framework for International Police Peacekeeping (SGF);
- Support the administration of the UN police knowledge management system to help cohesion in effort and facilitate organizational learning in line with the DPKO DFS (Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Department of Field Support) Policy on Knowledge Sharing and Organizational Learning (Ref. 2015.13); – Assist with the development and maintenance of UN police strategic planning tools, monitoring and evaluation instruments to facilitate the Police Division’s support to UN police field components in the effective implementation of mandated tasks; – Support the preparation, coordination and follow up of UN police events. – Perform other duties as necessary.
CompetenciesProfessionalism: – Knowledge of concepts related to policy development and political analysis – Ability to perform academic applied research; draft and review internal and external correspondence in line with the UN Correspondence Manual 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 Communications: – 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
EducationTo qualify for consideration for an internship by the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: 1. (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 a one year period of graduation; 2. Be computer literate in standard software applications including Microsoft Office suite (Excel and PowerPoint in particular);
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations.
- 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.
Work ExperienceNo 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.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Working knowledge of any other UN official language(s) is desirable.
AssessmentPotential candidates will be contacted by Hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Special NoticeThe United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. The United Nations does not financially remunerate interns. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. For internships in the United States of America, interns who are not United States citizens, permanent residents, or not currently in the United States on a non-immigrant visa status will be required to obtain a G-4 visa. If already in the United States of America on another non-immigrant visa status other than G-4, interns will be responsible for ensuring that they have a valid visa and, if required, employment authorization, allowing them to undertake the internship. For internships outside the United States, interns who are not citizens of the country, permanent residents, or not currently in the country’s non-immigrant visa status will be required to obtain a valid visa and work permit, allowing them to undertake the internship. Applicants who are children or siblings (including stepchildren, half-siblings, or stepsiblings) of a staff member and sons or daughters-in-law may not be engaged as an intern. In your Motivational Statement, please indicate when you would like to start your internship. Please note that start and end dates are flexible. A completed online application is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Motivational Statement must also include:
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
- Graduation Date (When will you be graduating/have graduated from the programme?)
- 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 past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
United Nations ConsiderationsAccording 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. 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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