Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Knowledge MANAGEMENT, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 12 July 2022 - 11 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Documentation and Information -DPO-184641-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

This function is located within the Security Sector Reform Unit (SSRU), Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), Department of Peace Operations (DPO), United Nations (UN) Secretariat. The Knowledge Management Intern reports to the Deputy Director of SSRU.
SSRU offers flexible working arrangements for this function which can be performed in-person, partially remotely or fully online as preferred by the incumbent.


Within delegated authority, the Knowledge Management Intern will be responsible for the following duties:

Knowledge Hub Development
• Design the first-ever UN Security Sector Reform & Governance (SSR/G) Knowledge Hub (SSR-KH) in Sharepoint.
• Source SSR materials (documents and video) for the SSR-KH from all 15 members of the UN SSR Inter-agency SSR Task Force and organize them in an easily accessible logical structure.

Knowledge Hub Launch
• Organize an online event to launch the SSR-KH, including personnel from all 15 members of the UN SSR Inter-agency SSR Task Force.

Knowledge Hub Operation and Maintenance
• Develop, in coordination with SSR-KH members, a 12-month ‘priority topics of discussion’ plan.
• Initiate and moderate monthly discussions on the SSR-KH, in line with priority topics of discussion.
• Serve as the SSR-KH ‘call centre’ and answer requests for SSR/G information from UN personnel.
• Where necessary, coordinate requests for information with SSRU and Inter-agency SSR Task Force personnel.
• Identify and utilise opportunities to promote the SSR-KH within the UN system.
• Update and maintain state of the SSR materials on the SSR-KH.
• Analyse the effectiveness of the new knowledge management system by observing usage and evaluating its impact, opportunities, and challenges.
• Identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions.


Applicants must meet at the time of application 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).

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.

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.

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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