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INTERN - POLITICAL AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening) Office of Counter-Terrorism
2021年11月23日19:23   浏览:359次  

Org. Setting and Reporting

This internship is located in the Regional Support Section (RSS) in the Policy, Knowledge Management and Coordination Branch (PKMCB) of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

UNOCT was established to: (a) provide leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates entrusted to the Secretary-General from across the United Nations system; (b) enhance coordination and coherence across the 38 (currently 43) Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact (former CTITF Task Force) entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy; (c) strengthen the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States; (d) improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and (e) ensure that due priority is given to counterterrorism across the United Nations system and that the important work on preventing violent extremism is firmly rooted in the Strategy.

The intern will report to the Political Affairs Officer responsible for the selected region.

This internship is for an initial period of minimum three months and may be extended up to six months depending on the needs of the Branch. Once selected, the intern must begin your internship either prior to or within one year of graduation. United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns must show a proof of a valid major global insurance coverage during the internship and are responsible for its costs.

Interns must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.

The intern may get academic credit from their institution of higher education for the internship. Interns should check with their university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.

Responsibilities

The intern is expected to work five days per week, full time from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. within the Office of Counter-Terrorism, carrying out his/her tasks under the supervision of a staff member – the supervisor. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual  s background, the department to which he/she is assigned and the period during which he/she will undertake the internship.

The intern is expected to perform various activities, and will work in areas of programme management and policy matters related to preventing and countering violent extremism conducive to terrorism, including:

- Assist in drafting and preparing background documents, reports, issue briefs, talking points, articles, presentations, slide decks, etc.

- Attend meetings as assigned and produce reports thereof;

- Support the organization of desk-to-desk meetings with regional actors, civil society actors, Member States, regional organizations and other entities.

- Conduct research, assist in data collection and conduct research and provide analysis on relevant topics.

- Assist in situation monitoring, actively scanning and assessing elements of a situation to gain information or maintain an accurate understanding of it.

- Provide assistance during conferences.

- Assist in maintaining databases.

- Support the review of key reports and publications.

- 7) Fulfill other duties as required.

Competencies

(list 3, professionalism is always one of the 3)

Professionalism

- Demonstrates ability to monitor and analyze political, operational and security developments; to research and compile background materials, draft and edit written material in English; as well as to serve as note-taker at meetings and /or produce summary reports.

- 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

- Supports the coordination of internal processes as assigned

- Uses of tact in and ability to handle confidential information on sensitive political issues with due discretion.

- Shows awareness of the work of the United Nations.

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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;

Planning & Organizing:

- Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;

- Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;

- Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;

- Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;

- Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;

- Uses time efficiently.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following

conditions must be met:

1.Applicants at the time of application 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)

2.The field of study must be closely related to the type of internship you are applying for.

3. Proficient in standard word processing and software applications such as Microsoft Word,

Excel and PowerPoint or similar; Be proficient in standard office automation equipment,

scanner, printer, etc.).

4.Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal

commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter.

5.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 Experience

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.

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 UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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.

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. 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.


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