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Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Translation (Chinese) - 3 internships, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - CONFERENCE SERVICES
Department/Office: Division Of Conference Management
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 12 January 2018 - 10 February 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Conference Services-UNOG DCM-91218-J-Geneva (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

These three internships are located in the Chinese Translation Section, Languages Service, Division of Conference Management, United Nations Office at Geneva and are under the supervision of the Chief of the Section/Service or the internship supervisor, as appropriate.

These internships are proposed for an initial period of two months starting early February 2018 until late March 2018. Internships can be extended up to a maximum period of six months.

Internships are UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the intern will be responsible for the following duties:
• Assists in translation, subject to revision, of documents covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, i.e., political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical.

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.

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.

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); or (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 8as defined above) and, if selected, much 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 includes willingness to 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 and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in Chinese, which should be the candidate's main language, and knowledge of English are required for this internship. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an asset.
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Assessment

N/A

Special Notice

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 will you be/have graduating/graduated from the programme);
- IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
- Top three (3)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, if any; IT skills and three (3) references.

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