Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN – LANGUAGE POLICY AND DATA ANALYSIS (Temporary Job Opening), I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - LANGUAGES
Department/Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 13 January 2022 - 11 February 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Language-DGACM-172108-J-New York (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship is located in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, New York.

The intern will work under the supervision of the Public Information and Multilingualism Officer, who supports the head of the department in his role as UN Coordinator for Multilingualism, with frequent inputs as well from the Director of the Division of Conference Management in the UN Office at Geneva, in her capacity as chair of the working group on the development of a strategic policy framework on multilingualism.

For more information about the responsibilities of the UN Coordinator for Multilingualism, visit: https://www.un.org/dgacm/en/content/multilingualism-coordination.

This assignment will be offered on a full-time basis of 35 hours per week, for an initial period of two (2) months starting in March 2022, with the possibility of extension up to a total of six (6) months.

This internship is an UNPAID and full-time engagement that provides a framework through which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations by way of their service within Secretariat entities. Applicants should have an interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs - which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Public Information and Multilingualism Officer, the intern will be responsible, inter alia, for the following duties:

• Assisting in designing, organizing, planning and managing the compilation, evaluation, analysis, and dissemination of statistical data.
• Assisting in designing, drafting and editing strategic policy documents on language-related matters.
• Liaising and participating in meetings with a wide range of relevant stakeholders in the UN Secretariat, including members of the network of multilingualism focal points and the working group on the development of a strategic policy framework on multilingualism, as appropriate.
• Conducting research on various issues related to multilingualism, including academic literature and best practices from similar organizational settings.
• Assisting in the preparation of communication materials in relation with surveys / policies in development.
• Assisting in the organization of meetings, as well as preparing notes and action points from meetings.
• Performing related duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism: Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration. 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 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.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, one of the following conditions must be met:

(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).
OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION.

In addition, interested candidates must:
• have a background in social science, public policy, economics, linguistics, statistics or other relevant areas.
• Have advanced organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Have good editing and analytical skills and experience using data visualization tools.
• Possess extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite in particular Excel.
• Display positive attitude and commitment to the office, willingness to complete a variety of tasks, along with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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 this internship, fluency in English or French is required which is a minimum of UN level III in English or French. A minimum of UN level II in the other working language is also required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

For more information about UN levels of Language Competence, please visit: https://bit.ly/UNLanguageFramework

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by the 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.

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.

A completed online application (Cover Letter and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Letter must include:

• Title of degree you are currently pursuing
• Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
• Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
• List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
• List of your top three areas of interest
• Explanation of why you are a good candidate for this specific internship •Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, IT skills, and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications usually 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.

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

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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