Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - DRUG CONTROL & CRIME PREVENTION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - DRUG CONTROL & CRIME PREVENTION
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: DAKAR
Posting Period: 30 November 2017 - 13 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-89670-J-Dakar (T)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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:
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
•Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
•List your top three areas of interest.
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
•Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

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

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

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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The intern will be operating as part of the UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN), under the general guidance of the Research and Training Officer for West and Central Africa. He/she will assist UNODC ROSEN in the monitoring of trends in the area of irregular migrations in West Africa, as well as for the preparation of analytical studies and threat assessments on the matter.

The intern will be based in two locations: the first two months in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal (ROSEN) and the last two months in the UNODC Programme Office in Accra, Ghana. The internships maximum duration can not surpass 6 months.

That the internship is UNPAID and full-time; interns work five days per week (40 hours).

Responsibilities

The Intern will carry out the following activities within the UNODC ROSEN Research and Awareness Section:

•Collecting and reviewing information from governments, inter-governmental/non-governmental organizations, media, UNODC or other UN Offices, and other relevant sources;
•Providing qualitative research; selecting relevant sources, information and data in the field of irregular migrations in West African countries
•Preparing databases and creating charts and graphs related thereto;
•Assisting the Research Officer in analysing information and data and identifying relevant issues and trends regarding irregular migrations
•Assisting UNODC ROSEN in developing/maintaining databases compiling and analysing data, and creating charts and graphs related thereto;
•Identifying, selecting and ensuring correct usage of UNODC data and information resources as they relate to individual studies/assessments;
•Assisting in collecting, organising and storing sources and information with a view to Bases/information management system; and
•Providing administrative and general organisational assistance.

Competencies

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively in French and in English; 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 Research Officer and colleagues to achieve organisational 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 is able to perceive scenarios 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; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

A secondary-level university degree in communication, economics, political science, or related field is mandatory.
Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in communication, economics, political science or related field; or have graduated with a secondary university degree in communication, economics, political science or related field and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
Applicants must be computer-literate in standard software applications; 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 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

Languages

English or French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the internship advertised, fluency in spoken and written French and English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Assessment

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

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.

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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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