Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS AND ASSETS RECOVERY, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - DRUG CONTROL & CRIME PREVENTION
Department/Office: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Duty Station: BRUSSELS
Posting Period: 09 April 2020 - 29 April 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNICRI-134623-J-Brussels (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is a United Nations entity established in 1968 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

UNICRI' s goals are:
- to advance understanding of crime-related problems;
- to foster just and efficient criminal justice systems;
- to support the respect of international instruments and other standards;
- to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance.

This position is intended for the UNICRI's programme related to illicit financial flows, and the recovery of assets linked to organised criminal activity, corruption and the financing of terrorism. The internship is for an initial period of two (2) months, with an opportunity of an additional extension for up to a total period of six (6) months. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the relevant Programme Officer.

Due to the curret international COVID19 emergency and related containment measures and international travel restrictions, the first two months of this internship will be done in TELECOMMUTING, i.e. remotely from home. Therefore candidates must be able to telework and must have all necesary arrangements and equipment to perform assignments in teleworking. Should the COVID19-related restrictions and measures be removed, internship can be continued from UNICRI's Office in Brussels.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Legal Officer (Asset Recovery), the interns will be involved in UNICRI activities concerning research related to illicit financial flows, and the recovery of assets linked to organised criminal activity, corruption and the financing of terrorism.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct research and provide analysis on relevant issues.
- Review and synthesize reports produced by multiple sources on the above-mentioned issues.
- Assist in data collection, data analysis and reconfiguration or presentation, tailored to different audiences.
- Assist in drafting and preparing background documents, professional reports.
- Monitor regional and news sources for relevant articles and stories relevant to the project, programme or unit activities.
- Identify and map the relevant community of stakeholders, as well as to identify their activities and support to countries being assisted by the project, programme or unit.
- Draft country profile documents (for each project beneficiary country) with reliable data on the country’s capacity to identify assets linked to organised criminal activity, the country’s existing legal framework, known open investigations, and high-priority development sectors (e.g., health, education) that would benefit from the reallocation of stolen assets to such needs.
- Identify and maintain an updated list of names and contact details of key officials and civil society organizations in the project's beneficiary countries', as well as names and contact details of national and/or regional media representatives.
- Assist in drafting, preparing and reviewing official project documents (e.g., reports, proposals).
- Support the organization of meetings and conferences, issue briefing notes, talking points, articles, presentations etc.
- Translate documents and correspondence.
- Attend and summarize conferences and meetings.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism:
-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

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

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

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a.Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in Studies relevant to the work of law enforcement, criminal justice, crime prevention and control, or other related fields;
b.Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent) in Studies relevant to the work of law enforcement, criminal justice, crime prevention and control, or other related fields;

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Programme. Are you a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent ?
Is your field of study closely related to the type of internship you are applying for (i.e. law enforcement, criminal justice, crime prevention and control or other related fields)?
Will you be able to cover the cost of travel including visa (if required), accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the internship? Will you be able to telework and do you have all necesary arrangements and equipment to perform assignments in teleworking?

Languages

Fluency in spoken and written English is required for this internship. Good working knowledge of Russian and/or Arabic is highly desirable.
Knowledge of other official languages of the United Natins is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations.

Assessment

After the revision and evaluation of submitted applications, potential candidates will be contacted by Programme Manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

A complete online application including online Personal History Profile and the cover letter is required. Please note that documents may only be in English, and that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Other Skills and Requirements

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of Inspira accountholder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted.

Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

The UNICRI Internship Programme is in no way connected with appointment to: a) positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status, b) positions in Field Service category (FS-6 and FS-7), c) positions of consultants and d) positions of UNICRI fellows during the period of the internship or for the six months immediately following the expiration of the internship. For more details, refer to: ST/AI/2014/1

Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorization of the Chief of CMU. Interns are bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the information to which an intern has access in the course of the internship must not be divulged to external parties.

On completion of their internship, interns are required to complete a substantive report on their assignments. This will be included in their file and will be forwarded, upon request, to the sponsoring institution, government body or private organization.

UNICRI interns are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.

Candidates of certain nationalities must obtain a visa authorizing their stay in UNICRI duty stations before they depart to begin their internship. While this is the overall responsibility of the selected candidate, UNICRI will provide supporting documents in this regard.

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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