Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - COPYWRITER / WEB DESIGNER, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION
Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 13 April 2020 - 28 April 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Public Information-DPO-134788-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

Security-sector reform (SSR) promotes the importance of transparency, integrity and accountability in armed forces, police, border guards, customs and other security-sector institutions, in particular in fragile countries. The Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), which hosts the Security-Sector Reform (SSR) Unit, is part of the UN’s Department of Peace Operations. We bring together multi-disciplinary specialists to provide a UN headquarters focal point and technical SSR resource for the UN system, as well as national and international partners. Specifically, the SSR Unit provides field support and UN system-wide capacity-building in this important area.

The Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) includes the Department's activities in the areas of police, justice and corrections, mine action and weapons/ammunition management, the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants and security sector reform (https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/department-of-peacekeeping-operations).

The internship is for a minimum of six (6) months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member of the unit. The internship will be home based and may include a period in the SSR Unit.

Responsibilities

The SSR Unit is looking for one intern who will be working as a copywriter / web designer for the office.
Within the delegated authority the intern will be responsible for the following duties:
•Support the SSR Unit with strategic communication and public outreach;
•Coordinate and assist with the production of SSR advocacy publications for internal and external sources;
•Execute the review/development of the UN’s web pages on SSR (design, content development, presentation);
•Develop, collect, edit and manage branding material, including videos, photos, position papers, posters, banners, backgrounders, presentations, when needed to achieve a specific policy goal;
•Gather data and develop graphs, tables, maps, etc. for use in outreach materials;
•Maintain and manage the SSR Unit photo database;
•Develop and maintain a mailing list for the UN SSR community of practice (UN internal and external) and share information on the SSR Unit achievements (publications, events, activities) with the UN, Member States and partners;

Competencies

Professionalism
•Essential:
-Excellence in copywriting / written communication and in web design
-Knowledge of industry standard software (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
-Knowledge of key online platforms and technology (e.g. Microsoft SharePoint, HTML, CS)
-Knowledge of graphic design, photography and video production
-Understanding of user-experience design, information hierarchy, design principles and
typography
•Desirable:
-Basic knowledge of and interest in international affairs
-Basic familiarity with the work of United Nations.
•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.
•Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation
and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Communication:
• Speaks clearly and effectively, outstanding written communication skills
•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

Education

We seek candidates with relevant coursework in journalism, communications, web development, public relations, media studies, or data visualization.
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;
- 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 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

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. For this internship, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in any other

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for future 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. 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 nonimmigrant 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.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
• Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
• Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
• List the IT skills and graphic design programmes that you are proficient in;
• Explain why you are the best candidate for this position;
• 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.

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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