Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - ADMINISTRATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: Office of Counter-Terrorism
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 13 February 2018 - 28 February 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-UNOCT-92975-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

This internship is located in the Strategic Planning and Programme Support Section of the Office of Counter-Terrorism and is offered for a minimum of three months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the department. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Selected intern will work in various areas of general office administration, human resources management, finance and budget. The intern will be expected to perform various activities including: (1) Provide assistance on a whole range of human resources and finance/budget activities in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General, ensuring consistency in the application of United Nations rules and procedures; (2) maintain up-to-date internal paper and electronic files related to administrative issues; keep track of the new developments and follow-up actions, and ensure that the electronic databases are continually updated to reflect such changes; (3) provide support in organizing consultative meetings and special events, assist in preparation of background material and logistical arrangements; (4) provide research on various issues related to human resources, budget/finance and administration and summarize data for future reference; (5) perform other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: -Ability to research, select, organize and summarize data and information required for reports, studies, briefings, etc. -Tact and discretion in dealing with confidential matters; ability to accurately and independently prepare the full range of outputs, reports, etc. -Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given -Excellent secretarial skills including drafting ability and familiarization with word processing techniques 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 Planning & Organizing: -Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required -Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work -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); (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 (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation; Be experienced with standard software applications such as Word, Excel and Power Point. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; 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

not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency (both oral and written) in English is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

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

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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