Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (2 positions), I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Department of Field Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 18 December 2017 - 02 January 2018
Job Opening Number: 17-Information Management Systems-DFS-90461-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 located in the Organizational Design and Classification Unit (ODCU), Field Personnel Operations Service (FPOS), Field Personnel Division (FPD), Department of Field Support (DFS).

The internship is unpaid and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member (Human Resources Officer) in the office to which they are assigned.

The internship is for three months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of office.


1. Assist in compiling data;
2. Assist in generating reports and data from various systems;
3. Assist in conducting trend analysis;
4. Assist in developing reports using advance MS Excel formulas such as VLOOKUP, IF THEN ELSE statements, etc.;
5. Assist with reviewing and updating organizational charts;
6. Assist in record keeping and maintenance of log sheets, library and statistics;
7. Participate in meetings and draft minutes or meeting summaries;
8. Perform other related duties as required.


Professionalism: - Shows pride in work and in achievements; - Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; - Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; - Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; - Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; - Remains calm in stressful situations.- Knowledge of MS Excel and SQL Server Agent.

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


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Program, the following conditions must be met:

-Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school program (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); 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;

-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.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset.

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.


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:

•Tile of degree you are currently pursuing (what are you currently studying) •Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the program) •List the IT skills and programs that you are proficient in (please be sure to include your proficiency in MS Excel and SQL Server Agent) •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 Department of Field Support (DFS) encourages candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible before the closing of the deadline.

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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

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 Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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