vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: INTERN - HUMAN RIGHTS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Intitulé code d’emploi: INTERN - HUMAN RIGHTS
Département / Bureau: Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 09 novembre 2017 - 07 novembre 2018
No de l’appel á candidature: 17-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-87627-J-Geneva (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

This announcement broadcasts (multiple) internship opportunities situated within the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), the OHCHR division that coordinates the development and implementation of OHCHR’s country engagement strategies. Specifically, these internships will be located Early Warning and Information Support Unit (EWISU) and the Humanitarian Action Unit (HAU) within the Emergency Response Section (ERS). The Section coordinates rapid response activities and provides specialized technical and operational support to field presences, geographic sections and OHCHR leadership in the areas of peace missions, early warning and preparedness, fact-finding, investigation, establishment and running of field presences and humanitarian action. Under the general guidance of the Head of Section, the intern reports to the respective Coordinator within the Unit/ area of assignment.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, these internships are being offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with possibility of extension up to a total period of six (6) months, and commencement covering the period starting November 2017 to May 2018.


The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.

In general, daily EWISU responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and specific duties may include but are not limited to collecting, centralizing and analyzing information on key developments related to emerging situations for channeling to the United Nations Operations and Crisis Centre (UNOCC). In coordination with the Coordinator/ Human Rights Officer, the intern drafts UNOCC daily contribution for clearance before the deadline; summarizes submissions from human rights field presences according to priority information requirements; conducts daily media & open source monitoring, checking various internal and external United Nations media sources, international and local media, OHCHR Press Briefing Notes, et cetera; sends e-format version of OHCHR Contribution to UNOCC and to the relevant stake holders; provides input and maintains information in the UNOCC-OHCHR contribution tracking matrix; records daily inputs received from the country through field missions and the desk officers, including what was featured by UNOCC; provides daily feedback to desk officers and field presences on their UNOCC contributions; produces a daily Media Afternoon Monitoring (MAM) report to ERS; highlights potential emerging issues or situations to submit to UNOCC; and tracks up-coming OHCHR/High Commissioner Press Briefing notes and New Releases to highlight to UNOCC; liaises with relevant in-house and external partners as necessary or requested by EWISU; drafts a weekly overview of the inputs provided to the UNOCC.

In general, daily HAU responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and specific duties may include but are not limited to supporting with preparation for, assisting and attending, as relevant, inter-agency meetings, and conducting any necessary follow-up, including drafting briefing notes/talking points, drafting meeting minutes/notes to the file and briefing unit members on recommendations and action points. In particular, the intern conducts research as requested and provide inputs to OHCHR and interagency tools/ reports/processes; updates and maintains the Human Rights and Humanitarian Action start-up kit and portal; liaises with relevant in-house and external partners as necessary, and generally assists the unit in preparing for in-house and inter-agency processes; and assists the section with UNOCC reporting, on a part-time basis.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, general tasks may include assisting with the coordination of activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective; conducting substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region or country; collecting and analyzing human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific data and indicators; providing support to sub-commissions, commissions and other bodies, including follow-up on implementation of decisions rendered by policy-making bodies; helping promote human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions considerations, are integrated into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme; assisting in the development and implementation of training programs in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives, including follow-up on different cases and situations verified by the regional offices; serving as note-taker at working level meetings, drafting a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making bodies; and performing other related duties requested by Coordinator/ supervisor, as appropriate.


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. CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements, specifically:

-Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent, or higher);
-Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
-If having already obtained university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme.

Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within a one-year period from actual date of graduation will not be accepted. The University degree must be in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field.

Expérience professionnelle

Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in [SECTION/ UNITS MAY PROVIDE SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE - PRACTICAL OR THEORETICAL – AND SKILLS-SET THAT MAY BE ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THE INTERN]. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Connaissances linguistiques

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English or French is required and knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language - Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish - would be an advantage.

Méthode d'évaluation

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for an informal interview during the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason it is crucial that the cover letter:

-Specify area of interest and earliest date of availability;
-Explain why you are suited for this OHCHR internship assignment;
-Note the title and date of recently earned academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and
-Indicate information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.


Notice spéciale

In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, i.e. - Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., including one hour for lunch, at the United Nations Office in Geneva. Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit:

Charte des Nations Unies

En vertu du paragraphe 3 de l'Article 101 de la Charte des Nations Unies, la considération dominante dans le recrutement du personnel doit être la nécessité d'assurer à l'Organisation les services de personnes possédant les plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d'intégrité, notamment mais non exclusivement s’agissant du respect du droit international des droits de l’homme et du droit international humanitaire. Les candidats pourront faire l’objet d’une présélection sur la base de ces critères, notamment mais non exclusivement dans le but de vérifier s’ils ont commis ou sont soupçonnés d’avoir commis des infractions pénales ou des violations du droit international des droits de l’homme ou du droit international humanitaire.

Sera dûment prise en considération l'importance d'un recrutement effectué sur une base géographique aussi large que possible. Aucune restriction ne sera imposée par l'Organisation à l'accès des hommes et des femmes, dans des conditions égales, à toutes les fonctions, dans ses organes principaux et subsidiaires. Le Secrétariat de l'Organisation des Nations Unies est un espace non-fumeurs.

Les candidats sont invités à respecter scrupuleusement toutes les instructions disponibles sur la plateforme de recrutement en ligne Inspira. Pour des informations plus détaillées, ils peuvent consulter le Guide rapide « Procédure de dépôt de candidature » et le manuel d'instructions pour le candidat (en anglais seulement), en cliquant sur le lien hypertexte « Manuels » sur le côté supérieur droit de la page d'accueil de leur compte Inspira.

Les candidatures feront l'objet d'une évaluation et d'un examen préalables sur la base des informations soumises conformément aux critères d'évaluation de l'avis de vacance de poste et aux dispositions législatives internes applicables de l'Organisation des Nations Unies, notamment la Charte des Nations Unies, les résolutions de l'Assemblée générale, le Statut et le Règlement du personnel, les textes administratives et les directives. Les candidats doivent fournir des informations exhaustives et précises relatives à leur qualification, notamment mais non exclusivement, à leur formation, leur expérience professionnelle et leurs compétences linguistiques, conformément aux instructions fournies sur la plateforme Inspira. Les candidats seront exclus de la procédure d'examen s'il n'est pas démontré dans leur candidature qu'ils répondent à tous les critères d'évaluation de l'avis de vacance de poste et aux dispositions législatives internes applicables de l'Organisation. Ils sont tenus de fournir des informations complètes et précises. Une fois la candidature envoyée, aucune modification, suppression ou révision, ni aucun ajout ou changement ne pourra être fait. Il sera procédé à une vérification des références des candidats faisant l'objet d'une attention particulière pour s'assurer de l'exactitude des renseignements qu’ils ont fournis dans leur candidature.

Les avis de vacance de postes publiés sur le Portail des carrières sont retirés à minuit (heure de New York), le jour de la date limite de dépôt des candidatures.

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