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Posting Title: UNCTAD Internship - Creative Graphic Design in the Documents Management Section/ISS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Department/Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 26 April 2018 - 10 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Information Management Systems-UNITED NAT-96612-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 profile is for the sole purpose of the Internship Programme of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship. UN interns must have a valid visa. The internship programme is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week, eight hours a day, under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

This internship position will be in the Documents Management Section of the Intergovernmental Support Service (ISS) of UNCTAD. The internship is for three months with a possibilty of extension up to a maximum of six months, pending on the needs of the office.

The intern will be working in projects that requires knowledge on graphic design and shows creativity and technology skills.

The starting date is as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

Documents Management Section (ISS) strives to expose interns to all three pillars of UNCTAD's activities: research, intergovernmental meetings and technical assistance to Governments mainly from developing countries.

ISS is looking for an individual with visual sensibility, creativity, innovation and technical proficiency that will contribute to providing graphic solutions that shall convey complex development issues in a dynamic, clear, simple and attractive way. The intern will work in a team and under the supervision of the Chief of the Documents Management Section/ISS.

The intern will:

Contribute to defining and implementing a creative online, interactive version of UNCTAD projects.
Help design info-graphics, banners for social media campaigns and flyers in non-standard format, such as bookmarks.
Support the implementation of creative ideas in order to visualize UNCTAD's expertise in a dynamic online platform.
Liaise with colleagues in different Divisions/Offices to help gather ideas/photos/videos to be used as change elements that will generate a strong impact in the web.
Assist colleagues in the team with ideas in regards to design style and format.
Help create images that identify a product or convey a message.

Other tasks may include:

•Document events in photo/video, editing photographs and video, helping to produce video clips.
•Contribute to create online content, including researching and selecting information, forming messages and taglines for print and online publications, and embedding photos or videos.
•Liaise with Art Centers and Universities to foster partnerships aiming to engage their support.
•Other duties as needed


More generally, intern shall:

1. Observe all applicable rules, regulations, instructions, procedures and directives of the Organization notwithstanding their status as described in section 4 of the UN Internship Programme Administrative Instructions ST/AI/2000/9 & ST/AI/2005/11.
2. Provide the receiving departments/offices with a copy of all materials prepared by them during the internship. The UN shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks, with regard to material which bears a direct relation to or is made in consequence of, the services provided under the internship. At the request of the UN, the interns shall assist in securing such property rights and transferring them to the UN in compliance with the requirements of the applicable law.
3. Respect the impartiality and independence required of the UN and of the receiving department/office and shall not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to the UN.
4. Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate official in the receiving department/office, they may not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government or any other external source any information which has become known to them by reason of their association with the UN or the receiving department/office, that they know or ought to have known has not been made public. They may not use any such information without the written authorization of the appropriate official, and such information may never be used for personal gain. These obligations also apply after the end of the internship with the UN; and
5. Refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on the UN or on the receiving department/office and will not engage in any activity which is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the UN.

Competencies

CREATIVITY:
- Actively seeks to improve programmes or services
- Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client 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

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.

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.
-Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated.

CLIENT ORIENTATION:
-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.
-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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, much 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.

Applicants also must:

• 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.

For this internship position the candidate should have a Bachelor or Master in the field of design, communications, media (including film and video), public relations or related fields.
Key skills
•Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software.
•Exceptional creativity and innovation.
•Excellent time management and organizational skills and completion with deadlines.
•Accuracy and attention to detail.
•An understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment.

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 English is required for the internship. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Candidates will be assessed based on their Personel History Profiles (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted for futher assessment. A complete 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 from the programme);
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
- Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references.

Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice

Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match his/her suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this instruction, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a
child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law).
“Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

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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