vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Internship - Humanitarian Affairs, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Intitulé code d’emploi: INTERN - HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
Département / Bureau: Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires
Lieu d'affectation: NEW YORK
Période de candidature: 30 avril 2021 - 28 octobre 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-Humanitarian Affairs-OCHA-154453-J-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

This internship is located in the New York Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The incumbent will report to the Senior Gender Adviser and head of the Section.

The OCHA Internship is for a minimum duration of two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months.

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours).

Administrative requirements:

Candidates must be medically insured; able to obtain necessary visas and arrange travel to UNHQ, as well as cover the cost of travel, accommodation and living expenditure for the duration of the internship. For further information, please consult the United Nations Secretariat internship website at:


Humanitarian Affairs- Gender Equality:

• In consultation with the Senior Gender Adviser, assist in the design and preparation of contextual gender and Gender Based Violence (GBV) profiles for various humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and related gaps in various follow-up activities.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues with a particular focus on gender equality and prioritizes such analysis for sharing with a Community of Practice and other gender platforms.
• Assists to manage and moderate the gender Community of Practice and updating the gender page on OCHA NET and the gender focal point network.
• Assists in the organization of gender specific meetings, trainings, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. with OCHA branches, agencies and partners to facilitate exchanges of professional expertise and views on thematic gender issues; and serves as reporter to such events.
• Contributes to the preparation of various written documents on gender equality, e.g. concept notes, drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.
• Develops and maintains reference/resource information/gender profiles/databases on specific themes; responds to various inquiries and information requests internally and externally.
• Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channelled through OCHA.
• Maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area, country or region concerned.
• Participates in technical assistance, disaster assessment or other missions.
• Participates in project/programme formulation and mobilization of relevant resources.
• Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Information- Good practices:

• Tracks, researches and analyses information from the field on gender and Gender Based Violence and documents lessons, good practices and challenges to help in building evidence, implementation and capacity strengthening
• Drafts/compiles a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc.), of information communications products for target audiences, to include press releases, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, websites, etc.
• Organizes the clearance, production and distribution of information material; conducts photo and graphic research.
• Prepares, on the basis of official UN documentation and other sources, initials drafts of articles or chapters for inclusion in UN newsletters, periodicals, reports and books.
• In consultation with others identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience.
• Identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with the same.
• Organizes or participates in the organization of conferences, seminar, press briefings, interviews, etc.; prepares briefing materials for senior officials prior to their participation in such events.
• Responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepares related correspondence.
• Performs other duties as assigned


- Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to gender equality within OCHA Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian, emergency relief assistance and related humanitarian rights issues. Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources and conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, work under pressure. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

- 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 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.


Applicants must be enrolled in a Bachelor's (final year), Post graduate, Master's or Ph.D.
programme or equivalent, preferably in political science, social science, international studies,
public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or related field or a related
field. Applicants that have successfully completed an academic programme in a discipline
mentioned above must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Expérience professionnelle

Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, the field of study should be closely related to the type of internship you are applying for is required.

Connaissances linguistiques

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this
internship, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is an
asset. Knowledge of another UN official language would be an advantage.

Méthode d'évaluation

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/
or skills-set, and they will be assessed based on information indicated in their Personal
History Profiles (PHPs). A completed on-line application is required; the cover note must
mention the title of the degree which you are currently pursuing and the scheduled date of
graduation (month and year). Indicate all standard office software packages in which you are
proficient, including information technology applications and/ or programs. Please clearly
indicate your general interest in the United Nations. Do not forget to designate three
references that we may contact who can attest to your qualifications. You could include
present or past supervisors, peers, mentors or thesis advisors, but please do not list any family
members. Due to the high volume of applications received, applicants will be contacted only
if they are under serious consideration. All applications will be treated with the strictest

Notice spéciale

The internship within the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in line with the
United Nations (UN) Internship Programme, aims to provide a framework by which students
from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the United Nations through assignment
to offices within the Secretariat in order to enhance their educational experience and gain
experience in the work of the United Nations. Additionally, it provides the United Nations
offices with the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.
Interns shall not represent the United Nations in any official capacity. For additional
information on the Programme, please visit: . The Programme is
unpaid and full-time. The general working hours at United Nations Office at Geneva
(UNOG) are 40 hours per week, from 8.30 until 5.30 with one hour for a lunch break. The
intern should adhere to the established official weekly working hours of respective duty
station if the internship is based in a field-office location. All costs associated to the
internship are to be borne by the intern, specifically: travel, visas, accommodation/ living
expenses and medical insurance for the entire duration of the internship. The United Nations
accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury,
illness or death that may occur during an internship. 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. To apply
to this job opening please go to: or .

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 did you or will you
be graduating from the programme?); Earliest availability to take on the internship •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;•
Explain your interest in the work of the United Nations and personal commitment to the
ideals of the Charter; and•Explain how you have demonstrated an 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.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.

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