Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Department/Office: Division Of Conference Management
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 14 March 2018 - 12 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Information Management Systems-UNOG DCM-94383-J-Geneva (A)
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 Meetings Management Section (MMS), Central Planning and Coordination Service (CPCS), Division of Conference Management (DCM).

The duration of the internship is for a minimum 2-months to a maximum of 6-months depending on the needs of the Service.

The internship is 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.

The Division of Conference Management of the United Nations Office at Geneva provides the infrastructure and the necessary expertise to ensure that conference events are properly planned, scheduled and services at the Palais des Nations, one of the largest conference centers in Europe. The Central Planning and Coordination Service is in charge of scheduling and organizing the provision of conference/meetings services.

The estimated start date is from 16 July 2018 through 14 September 2018 with a possible extension up to a maximum of six months.

Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Meetings Management Section, the incumbent will:

- Participate in preparing user requirements and other technical specifications.
- Assist in the design and development of interactive programmes and applications to facilitate workflow of the Units.
- Provide website administration and maintenance support.
- Contribute in testing and proving of applications software.
- Performs ad hoc duties as required.

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.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjust 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.

CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client's needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks 'outside the box'. Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

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 (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year 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. For the position advertised, fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of an additional official United Nations language is an asset.

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/ 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.

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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