Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (Temporary Job Opening), I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Department/Office: United Nations Logistic Base
Duty Station: VALENCIA
Posting Period: 08 February 2019 - 09 March 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Information Management Systems-UNLB-110625-J-Valencia (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Technology Development, Design and Planning Section (TDDPS) under the Service of Geospacial Information and Telecommunications Technology (SGITT) umbrella in the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) based in Brindisi, Italy and Valencia, Spain is responsible for the development of projects and services that satisfy the requirements of the United Nations peacekeeping missions. UNGSC has implemented a range of systems to address the principal requirements of peacekeeping operations and to support and enhance the processes UNGSC undertakes.

Responsibilities

Technology Development Unit is a central pillar of the TDDPS section and acts a centre of excellence for idea generation, transformation of ideas into products/solutions or enhancing existing solutions that address problems facing Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support (DPKO/DFS) missions through the use of Information Communication Technology ICT.

You will be working with a team professionals that have combined decade’s long experience in the UN field missions.

Reporting directly to the chief of Technology Development Unit, the incumbent will:
- assist in developing the Technology Innovation framework,
- carry due diligence on existing/emerging solutions,
- provide strategy consulting
- carry out internal marketing
- work with various stakeholders to provide suggestions on improvement of existing solutions
- any other duties 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

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

• Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
• Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
• Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.

MBA/MSc student with at least one year of classes completed desirable.

Areas of studies should be in the field of information technology, business administration, supply chain management, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, engineering, architecture, logistics or communication.

Be computer literate in standard software applications

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 demonstrated the 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

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship, but 1-2 years of experience in strategy, consulting, technology innovation and finance is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by an interview.

Special Notice

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.
-Graduation Date (when you will be graduating 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.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this instruction, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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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