Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
Department/Office: Chief Executives Board
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 18 June 2019 - 02 July 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-CEB-118725-J-New York (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Secretariat of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) is responsible for supporting the work of CEB: the highest inter-agency body for coordination in the UN system on social, economic and related matters. CEB is chaired by the UN Secretary-General and is composed of the executive heads of 31 organizations of the UN system. It aims to advance cooperation and coherence among UN system organisations (specialised agencies, funds and programmes, and other related organisations) in programme, management and operational areas through a coordinated approach on issues of system-wide concern. The CEB meets twice a year (November & April/May). The NY-based Secretariat also supports the work of CEB's High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP). HLCP promotes policy coherence and system-wide cooperation, coordination and knowledge sharing in strategic programme areas and in response to emerging challenges of concern to the entire UN system. The Committee’s agenda is focused on critical sustainable development issues and technological frontier issues such as artificial intelligence.

The internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of 6 months total depending on the needs of the Department.

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

The intern will support the work of the CEB Secretariat by:
•Assisting in the monitoring and analysis of the work of UN inter-governmental bodies, including meetings of the 74th session of the General Assembly and its main committees as well as ECOSOC and its functional commissions, on a wide variety of issues, including sustainable development, migration, climate change, human rights, the peace-development-humanitarian nexus issues and emerging challenges;
•Attending formal and informal inter-governmental and inter-agency meetings and debates and preparing meeting reports and summaries from those meetings;
•Contributing to the substantive and organizational preparation of the meetings of CEB and the High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP), including by assisting in the preparation of briefing notes and background material, public information material, statements and talking points, and providing logistical assistance;
•Assisting, through research, information collection and analysis, in the preparation of thematic papers on issues of UN system-wide concern and of interest to HLCP and CEB;
•Drafting correspondence and other communication;
•Creating content for the CEB corporate website (www.unsceb.org);
•Undertaking other tasks as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Appreciation and respect for diverse perspectives and interests in complex multilateral political environment; Advanced research, data analysis and report writing skills on issues relevant to the work of CEB and HLCP, and demonstrated ability to work independently;
Communication: Excellent drafting and communication skills, both oral and written, including ability to understand and clearly convey complex processes;
Planning and Organizing: Ability to prioritize activities and assignments, adjust work streams, as required, and allocate time and resources appropriately for completing work;
Teamwork: Good inter-personal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds.

The intern is expected to:
• Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter; and
• Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Education

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

• Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(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;

• Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of French is an asset.

Assessment

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

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:
• Degree Programme (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.
• 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, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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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