Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - RULE OF LAW, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - RULE OF LAW
Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 08 November 2021 - 05 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Rule of Law-DPO-167994-J-New York (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This Internship is located in the Justice and Corrections Service (JCS) of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peace Operations (DPO). JCS supports the implementation of rule of law, justice and corrections mandates of United Nations peace operations. The JCS Internship is for an initial period of three months, with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the Service.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns are required to work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Intern will support the substantive work of the Justice and Corrections Service, with a focus on its work in the area of criminal accountability, including provision of support to the preparation of a lessons learned study. The Intern may have the following duties and functions:

• Assists with the implementation of a project on criminal accountability, including research, analysis and drafting of case studies and background papers and administrative coordination;
• Assists with the coordination of and provides administrative support to meetings with internal and external partners and Member States related to criminal accountability; this includes planning, developing, producing agendas, briefing papers, summary notes, etc;
• Assists with other policy and guidance development efforts of JCS, including by undertaking research and analysis on legal and judicial reform issues to inform guidance development;
• Conducts research and prepares analysis on other issues and current developments related to the work of Justice and Corrections Service, both globally or assigned country settings;
• Assist desk officers in supporting specific peace operations, with research and other related tasks;
• Accompany JCS staff to meetings with delegates from Permanent Missions, to meetings with other Secretariat offices and to sessions of the Security Council, General Assembly and other multilateral meetings;
• Assist with routine JCS tasks including note-taking and writing summaries /action points of internal and external meetings;
• Assist with the preparation of public information / social media material, presentations and documents for senior JCS staff members;
• Perform any other functions as requested by the supervisor.

Competencies

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.

Client Orientation:

•Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view
•Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
•Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
•Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
•Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects - Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent)


•Knowledge or experience in the legal, human rights and/or international criminal justice field is desirable.
•Experience supporting research and studies on rule of law, criminal justice, international law or human rights is desirable.
•Knowledge of international and national processes, instruments and mechanisms related to criminal accountability for series crimes and human rights violations is desirable.
•Excellent research, writing and analytical skills.
•Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
•Attention to details.
•Strong hands on approach, analytical and problem-solving skills.
•Well-organised, practical-minded and able to prioritize a busy and varied work-load.
•Independent, self-starter personality, with a demonstrated ability to support a team and successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

We recruit interns throughout the year for assignments of at least 2 months. In your cover note, please indicate when you would like to start your internship. Please note that start and end dates are flexible.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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.
• Provide us with your dates of availability for 2021.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills (including knowledge of design programs and software), and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

“In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.”

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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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