Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Information Technology, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Department/Office: Office of Central Support Services
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 28 September 2017 - 28 March 2018
Job Opening Number: 17-Information Management Systems-DM OCSS-84747-J-New York (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Information System Unit (ISU), Administrative, Finance and Personnel Section (AFPS), Facilities Management Service (FMS), Facilities and Commercial Services Division (FCSD) of Office of the Central Support Services (OCSS), Department of Management (DM). FMS provides, among other tasks, customer services through implementation of the building, architectural and engineering services. The duration of the internship is a minimum of two (2) months to a maximum of six (6) months depending on particular needs of the receiving programme. This Facilities Management Service internship is for three (3) months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the Office. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Section/Office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Chief, ISU and within delegated authority, the Information Technology Intern will assist in the following duties:

• Gather requirements from various end-users in order to design and implement new web applications;
• Plan and implement efficient testing campaigns (draft testing scenarios, plan the testing phases, assist end-users,etc.);
• Collect, classify, and store information coming from multiple sources;
• Review and maintain current applications used by different FMS sections and suggest improvements;
• Create graphic elements for the different platforms;
• Other related duties as needed.

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

Planning & Organizing:
- Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
- Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
- Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
- Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
- Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
- Uses time efficiently

Technological Awareness:
- Keeps abreast of available technology
- Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office
- Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
- Shows willingness to learn new technology

Education

To qualify for consideration for an internship by the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: 1. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (1) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (2) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or(3) Have graduated with a university degree as defined in (1) and (2) above.Candidates who are selected, must commence the internship programme either prior to graduation or within one year of graduation from an academic programme as described in (1) and (2). Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. 2. Be computer literate in standard word processing and spreadsheets software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and Have a demonstrated 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.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

A completed application (cover note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The cover note must include:

- Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
- Graduation date (when you will be graduating from the programme);
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
- List your top three areas of interest/departments preferences;
- Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department (s);
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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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