Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Logistic Base
Duty Station: VALENCIA
Posting Period: 17 February 2020 - 16 March 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Information Management Systems-UNLB-130947-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 United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Logistics, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all peacekeeping and special political missions around the world.

This internship is located in the Project Management and Planning Unit (PMPU) within the Technology Development, Design and Planning Section (TDDPS) under the Service for Geospatial, Information and telecommunications Technologies (SGITT) in the United Nations Information and Communications Technologies Facility (UNICTF) in Valencia, Spain.

The TDPPS is responsible for the development of projects and services that satisfy the requirements that the Department of Operational Support (DOS) undertakes.

The Project Management and Planning Unit (PMPU) is a central pillar of the TDDPS and is responsible for the development of Project Management and Project Planning projects that satisfy the requirements of the Department of Operational Support (DOS) missions and filed office through the use of standard project management methods for Technology projects.

The SGITT/TDDPS/Project Management and Planning Unit (PMPU) Internship is for a maximum period of six (6) months in Valencia, Spain. Two posts are available.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours).


The incumbent will work under the direct guidance of the Chief Project Management and Planning Unit (PMPU) and Chief Technology Development, Design & Planning Section (TDDPS) at UNICTF in Valencia, Spain and will perform the following duties:

- Assist in developing and analyzing project proposals and when required develop and study Business Cases;
- Assist in creating required standard project’s documents, such as: Project Mandate, Project Initiation Document (PID), Risk and/or Issues Registry using the approved templates;
- Assist in developing and maintaining the Project Implementation Plan;
- Assist in implementing project plans, meeting the established timelines and milestones within tolerances set by the project board;
- Support team colleagues in drafting, preparing and updating all related project documents as required in UNGSC Project Management;
- Assist in monitoring projects on a regular basis, evaluating progress and quality, reporting issues and following resolution process to ensure corrective actions are taken;
- Support team colleagues in maintaining the quality of all document/data to assure the integrity of a project;
- Report, analyze data and communicate projects progress using approved reporting templates;
- Support team colleagues in coordinating schedule of activities related to the assigned project,
- Support team colleagues in organizing meetings to communicate individuals’ roles, project expectations, ensuring that all project team members have the tools required to perform effectively;
- Other duties as required.

During the internship, the incumbent will;

- Experience working in a multinational section of the United Nations;
- Learn about the staff development programme at the United Nations;
- Be part of a dynamic team;
- Learn about and assist with other programmes in the Section as desired and required.


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.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one 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 (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
- be computer literate in standard software applications;
- have interest in the work of the United Nations and 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;
- Project Management, Information Technology, Business Administration studies or related studies.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Programme, however one to two (1-2) years of experience in strategy, consulting, technology innovation and finance is desirable.
Are you a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have you completed a degree and are able to commence an internship within a year of graduation?
Is your field of study closely related to the type of internship you are applying for?
Will you be able to cover the cost of travel including visa, accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the internship?


English or French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship. Knowledge of another official United Nations language, or the language of the duty station is desirable.



Special Notice

The internship is UNPAID and full-time (i.e. an intern is expected to work five days per week (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and there should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship.

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 (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/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 any other family relationship to a
staff member 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, 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


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