Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERNSHIP - LANGUAGES (EDITORIAL AND DESKTOP PUBLISHING IN CHINESE), I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - LANGUAGES
Department/Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 17 January 2018 - 30 January 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Language-DGACM-91648-J-New York (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship positions are located in the Chinese Translation Service, Documentation Division, the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) in New York. Documentation Division facilitates the deliberation and decision-making processes of intergovernmental and relevant expert bodies and United Nations conferences by providing efficient and effective conference-servicing support while ensuring effective multilingual communication and the equal treatment of all official languages.

The internship is for an initial period of two (2) months starting as soon as possible, subject to the needs of the Department. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Chief of the Chinese Text-Processing Unit or the internship supervisor, as appropriate. Candidates are encouraged to highlight their specific skills and/or experience in their application. They are asked to do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both themselves and the receiving Unit/Section/Service.

Responsibilities

Interns will be responsible for the following duties: (1) Learn to facilitate the process of editorial and desktop publishing of UN documents in Chinese; assist to produces camera-ready documents for reproduction by typing, transcribing, editing and formatting documents, as well as creating tables, graphics and organizational charts, in desktop publishing layout, in accordance with existing guidelines. (2) Participates, as a member of a team, in the production of various types of United Nations documentations, by preparing desktop publishing layout of the final product, in the relevant language, for reproduction in hard copy and electronic dissemination. (3) Aligns bi-texts in order to support the production of high-quality translation memories for computer-assisted translation (CAT), machine translation (MT) and related workflow improvements. (4) Performs other modified text-processing functions developed under the Global Terminology, Reference and Translation Solutions (gText) project or related workflow reviews, participate in the ongoing modernization process of new work methods. (5) Performs other related work as required, including echelon service and relevant assignments.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of editorial practices and desktop publishing, including typographic standards. Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration; Ability to work under stress; Pride in work and in achievements; Professional competence; Conscientiousness and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; and persistence in the face of problems or challenges.

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 and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities mid 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, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
•Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
•Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
•Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.

Work Experience

Professional experience is not required, but would be an asset.

Languages

Complete mastery of the candidate’s main language (Chinese) and a good knowledge of English. Knowledge of a third official language would be an asset. The official languages of the United Nations are: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Assessment

Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews and/or tests may be conducted for further assessment.

Special Notice

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.

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

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