Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - ARCHITECT/ENGINEER, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - ENGINEERING
Department/Office: Office of Central Support Services
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 20 October 2017 - 17 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 17-Engineering-DM OCSS-86977-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

The internship is in the Flexible Workplace Project of the Facilities Management Service (FMS), Facilities and Commerical Services Division (FCSD) of Office of the Central Support Services (OCSS), Department of Management. 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 the particular needs of the receiving programme. This internship is for an initial three (3) months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the Office. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday) under the supervision of a staff member in the Section to which they are assigned. For more information on terms and conditions of UN internship, please visit the UN internet site at https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=IP .

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and needs of assignments within the Section, the interns assigned within the work team, as well as the internship period. Under the general supervision of the Project Officer for the Flexible Workplace Project and within delegated authority, the Flexible Workplace intern will assist in the following duties:

•Assist in reviewing and tracking changes of fit plans, construction plans, furniture shop drawings for the Flexible Workplace Project.
•Review furniture schedule and finishes and create finish color board and furniture book for various floors being renovated for the Flexible Workplace Project.
•Assist in organizing files, documents, drawings and samples.
•Track and follow up on orders of miscellaneous items for the Flexible Workplace Project and follow up with vendors and orders.
•Perform other related duties as required.

Competencies

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

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 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 and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year period of graduation. Preferably in the area of Architecture, Interior Design and/or Design related programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher); or if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an Architectural, Engineering, Facilities Management degree.

2. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications, including MS Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel). Knowledge of CAFM, Archibus or AutoCad is a plus.

3. Applicants must have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

4. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes 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, although work experience in an Architectural and/or Engineering studio or Facilities Management is an advantage.

Languages

Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

A completed online 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 from your current program,
• List of IT skills and programmes you are proficient in,
• List your top three areas of interest/department preferences,
• Explain why you are the best candidate and
• Explain your interest in the UN Internship Programme. In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences (if any), skills, and three references.

Due to a high volume of applications 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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (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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