Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - ADMINISTRATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: Department of Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 25 October 2017 - 22 January 2018
Job Opening Number: 17-Administration-DM-87752-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 with the Department of Management/Office of the Undersecretary General/Headquarters Committee on Contracts (DM/OUSG/HCC) is for a minimum of two months with an opportunity for extension for up to six months, depending on the needs of the department. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns will be required to work full five days per week under the supervision of a staff member of the United Nations Headquarters Committee on Contracts (HCC).

Responsibilities

The selected intern will work in the Capacity Development Programme of the United Nations Headquarters Committee on Contracts. Ongoing responsibilities will include assisting with the update of the HCC online resources, organization and coordination of training sessions for the Local Committees on Contracts in field operations, maintenance of training statistics and preparation of training materials. Selected intern will also assist in i) maintaining a database to facilitate the monitoring of functioning of the Local Committees on Contracts (LCCs); ii) developing easy-to-use data analysis tool to analyze LCC-related statistics; iii) conducting research, analyzing and summarizing statistics for the Field Assessment Missions; iv) compiling data related to the workload of the Local Committee on Contracts, and other tasks, if requested.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• Planning and 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 limitation 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 with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
• Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
• Be computer literate in standard software applications; knowledge of standard software applications, such as Word, Excel and Power Point is required;
• 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 is a working language of the United Nations Headquarters Committee on Contracts; therefore fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language, in particular French, 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 (when you will be graduating from the programme)
- Explain why you are the best candidate for United Nations Headquarters Committee on Contracts.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
- List software skills and programmes that you are proficient in
- Indicate your availability for the internship (e.g. any 3-months period between 6 November 2017 and 30 June 2018)
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills (experience with Prezi is desirable), and three references.

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

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, 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 and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

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 inspira account-holder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. 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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