Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Operational Planning and Advisory Section (OPAS), I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - CIVIL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Office to the African Union
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 03 April 2018 - 17 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Civil Affairs-UNOAU-95580-J-Addis Ababa (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Operational Planning and Advisory Section (OPAS). The incumbents will work under the direct supervision of the Chief, Operational Planning and Advisory Section.
For more information on UNOAU, please visit our website www.unoau.unmissions.org.

The United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) was established on 1 July 2010 by UN General Assembly Resolution 64/288. In 2016, the AUPSC Members adopted the 628th Communiqué on the partnership between the UN and the AU on issues of peace and security in Africa. Later the UN Security Council (SC) adopted resolution 2320 (2016) on partnership between the UN and Regional Organizations, in particular with the African Union. Afterwards, the UN Secretary-General report was presented on a new level of partnership. This was further strengthened by the new UN Secretary-General, through his expressed vision and priorities in which he stressed the fact that UN and AU must continue to keep a strong strategic partnership in the area of peace and security, through the implementation of both organizations programmes namely Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On 19 April 2017, at the first UN-AU Annual Conference held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where the two leaders endorsed a Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security as a basis for collaboration through joint mechanisms and regular consultations. In a Joint UN-AU Communique SG/2239 of 19 April 2017, the Secretary-General and the Chairperson reiterated their strong commitment to working hand in hand towards achieving the continent’s development goals. And UNOAU mandate below is to
•enhance the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union in the area of peace and security;
•provide coordinated and consistent United Nations advice to the African Union on long-term capacity-building and short-term operational support matters;
•streamline the United Nations presence in Addis Ababa to make it cost-effective and efficient in delivering UN assistance to the AU
The Reporting internship at the United Nations Office to the African Union, UNOAU, is for an initial period of two months, with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the Service. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of UNOAU Chief, Operational Planning and Advisory Section, to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Intern will be responsible for:


•Ensure substantive backstopping through coordinating and preparing OPAS input for the reports of the Secretary General to the Security Council, General Assembly or Other bodies as requested;
•Assist OPAS in coordinating the preparation of summary and analytical reports including readouts, weekly and monthly reports, briefing notes, as well as code cables, for the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations, Department of Field Support and Department of Political Affairs; UN Peacekeeping Missions and UN Special Political Missions as requested;
•Assist in the coordinating and preparing OPAS statements, background notes and talking
points for the SRSG and UNOAU Senior Management, as required;

•Facilitate UNOAU undertakings, including meeting scheduling and note-taking where OPAS participates;
•Assist with archives management and overall efforts to create an institutional memory;
•Provide administrative support to OPAS and UNOAU on various assignments, as needed;
•Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism – Has knowledge of a wide range of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies essential to planning, executing and monitoring effective multimedia campaigns and/or programmes (audiovisual, online and print). Is able to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Is able to identify public affairs issues, opportunities and risks in an international environment. Is able to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships. Has knowledge of relevant internal policies and business activities/issues. Is able to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Is able to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. Has strong communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to draft/compile a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style and effectively disseminate information and build/maintain effective business relations. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Technological Awareness:
Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

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. Experience with report writing is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship position fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by 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.
• Provide us with your dates of availability for 2017/2018.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, report writing skills, and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY pre-selected 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, 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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (Addis Ababa time) on the deadline date.

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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