Job Opening

Posting Title: Intern - Public Information, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION
Department/Office: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Duty Station: TURIN
Posting Period: 19 March 2018 - 17 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Public Information-UNICRI-88916-J-Turin (A)
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;
- to foster just and efficient criminal justice systems;
- to support the respect of international instruments and other standards;
- to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance.

The advertised internship position is located in UNICRI's Public Information unit. The internship is for an initial period of 3 months, with an opportunity of for extension up to a total period of 6 months. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Intern will work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Associate Public Information Officer.

Responsibilities

Within the framework of the UNICRI activities in the field of the Public Information, the incumbent will be performing the following duties,

-Gather and edit content on UNICRI projects and initiatives from program staff.
-Assist in proofreading and editing of public information material to ensure the highest quality of standard is met.
-Assist in structuring the content in different formats.
-Conduct picture sourcing and caption writing.
-Assist in drafting press releases and speeches.
-Assist in preparation of the Magazine Freedom From Fear (F3).
-assist in translation and summarizing of documents to/from UN official languages, particularly, English, Arabic and French.
-Perform other job-related duties.

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 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

Education

To qualify for consideration for an internship by the UNICRI Internship Programme, applicants must at the time of application 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 program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
c.Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

For the advertised post, the preferable fields of education are: translation & interpreting; linguistics (preferably, English); communication; public relations; media, or a similar related field.

Additionally, applicants shall:
-Be computer literate in standard software applications.
-Have a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
-Have 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.
Prior working experience in translation, editing or publishing shall considered an asset.

Languages

Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Working knowledge of Arabic or French is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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.

Other Skills and Requirements

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.

The UNICRI Internship Programme is in no way connected with appointment to: a) positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status, b) positions in Field Service category (FS-6 and FS-7), c) positions of consultants and d) positions of UNICRI fellows during the period of the internship or for the six months immediately following the expiration of the internship.

Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorization of the Chief of CMU. Interns are bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the information to which an intern has access in the course of the internship must not be divulged to external parties.

On completion of their internship, interns are required to complete a substantive report on their assignments. This will be included in their file and will be forwarded, upon request, to the sponsoring institution, government body or private organization.

UNICRI interns are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.

Candidates of certain nationalities must obtain a visa authorizing their stay in UNICRI duty stations before they depart to begin their internship. While this is the overall responsibility of the selected candidate, UNICRI will provide supporting documents in this regard.

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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