Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Prevention of violent extremism, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - DRUG CONTROL & CRIME PREVENTION
Department/Office: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Duty Station: TURIN
Posting Period: 12 September 2022 - 25 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNICRI-190517-J-Turin (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is a United Nations entity established in 1965 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental, and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNICRI’s goals are to:

- advance understanding of crime-related problems;
- foster just and efficient criminal justice systems;
- support the respect of international instruments and other standards;
- facilitate international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance.

This position is located within the UNICRI Counter Terrorism Programme and it will contribute in particular to the Institute’s work in the field of preventing violent extremism (PVE). As a member of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact, UNICRI contributes to the implementation of coordinated and coherent efforts across the United Nations system to prevent and counter terrorism. The internship is for an initial period of two months, with a possibility for extension of up to a total period of six months. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Programme Officer, Counter-Terrorism Programme.

The preferred starting date is mid-October 2022.

Due to the current international COVID19 emergency and related containment measures, the initial months of this internship will be done in TELECOMMUTING, i.e. remotely from home. Therefore, the candidate must be able to telework and must have all necessary arrangements and equipment (including a computer and internet connection) to perform assignments in teleworking. Should the COVID19-related restrictions and measures be removed, and should the decision to further extend the internship period be taken, the internship can be continued from UNICRI's Office in Turin.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Programme Officer, Counter-Terrorism Programme, the intern will assist the project team by performing tasks including, but not limited to:

- Conducting research on the various topics related to prevention of violent extremism, including gender responsive approaches to PVE, civil society engagement, and climate insecurity and PVE, with a particular focus on the Sahel region;
- Contributing to the drafting of papers, reports and other written outputs, including speeches and power point presentations, both in English and French;
- Supporting in the organization of trainings, expert group meetings and webinars, including drafting concept notes and background documents, taking notes and drafting reports;
- Draft relevant correspondence, both in English and French;
- Perform other job-related duties upon request.

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 the programme’s goals.
- Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise.
- Is willing to learn from others.
- Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Accountability:
- Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments.
- Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
- Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
- Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); in the field of law, criminal justice, crime prevention and control, or other related fields; or

(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent) in the field of law, criminal justice, crime prevention and control, other related fields.

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.

Previous experience in conducting research in the field of preventing violent extremism is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and French is required.

Assessment

After the revision and evaluation of submitted applications, potential candidates will be contacted by the Programme Officer, Counter-Terrorism Programme directly for further consideration.
A complete online application including online Personal History Profile and the cover letter is required. Please note that documents may only be in English, and that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

The cover note must include:

- Date of availability.
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
- Graduation date (when will you be/have graduating/graduated from the programme?).
- IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the UNICRI Internship Programme.

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.

Due to an elevated number of the applicants, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted for further evaluation.

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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