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INTERN - Governance Affairs, I (Temporary Job Opening)Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
2021年06月09日19:31   浏览:32次  

Org. Setting and Reporting

This internship is located within Subprogramme 7: "Conflict mitigation and development" of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA - unescwa.org). The intern reports directly to the Chief, Democratic Transition and State-building Section and will be under the overall supervision of the Director of the Subprogramme.

 

The duration of an ESCWA internship is normally two months on a full-time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months. The internship certificate is awarded on the recommendation of the supervisor.

 

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. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

 

Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the internship position encompass all aspects of the section and, in general, of the Subprogramme's work. The intern will be responsible for carrying out, but not limited to, the following tasks:

 

1 - Conduct research and reference searches on issues relating to the Subprogramme's areas of work;

2 - Assist in compiling, processing and working with Governance databases derived from a variety of sources;

3 - Assist in the construction of Governance and reform indicators;

4 - Survey and prepare reports on the reform policies undertaken by countries afflicted by political transition and/or conflict;

5 - Assists in preparing charts and tables and drafting content for inclusion in the outputs of the Subprogramme;

6 - Perform other duties as assigned.

 

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.

 

Client Orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

 

Creativity - Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

 

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

 

1. Applicants must:

(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. Applicants must:

(a) be computer literate in standard software applications;

(b) have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter; and

(c) 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.

 

 

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

 

Assessment

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

 

Special Notice

Beside the mandatory Personal History Profile, a completed online application must also include a Cover Note mentioning the following:

 

- Degree Programme (what are you currently studying?);

- Graduation Date (when will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?);

- List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;

- List of your top three areas of interest;

- Explanation of why you are the best candidate for this specific internship;

- Explanation of 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.

 

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.