Job Opening

Posting Title: Intern - Information Management, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Department/Office: Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 25 February 2018 - 27 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Documentation and Information -DPKO-93289-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 in either the Office of the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations or in the Peacekeeping Information Management Unit of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. It is for a period of three months with an opportunity for an extension, depending on the needs of the unit and availability of the candidate. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days a week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority the Intern will perform the following functions for the peacekeeping information management programs:

- Ability to take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable for users;
- Design web-based and digital interfaces, human-computer interaction modeling, and usability testing;
- Produce user requirements specifications, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, design prototypes, and design specifications;
- Work with relevant substantive and technical staff to ensure that design specifications are implemented.
- Communicate results and illustrate suggestions through compelling and creative visual applications;
- Support the collection, management, and publishing of documents, data, information, and digital content, using the peacekeeping content management systems
- Manage web content, and support workflow tasks in document repository systems established by the office;
- Research open source tools and technologies on specific subject matter;
- Cooperate with Information Management Officers and other data science interns, as needed.

Competencies

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 – Capability and skills to produce information architecture, multimedia and video content, and familiarity with web publishing, and data visualization tools.

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 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.

Languages

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.

Assessment

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:
•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.

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.

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, 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 and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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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