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Posting Title: INTERN - ADMINISTRATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 24 April 2018 - 07 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-CTED-96657-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

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) internships are for (3) months with opportunity for extension to a maximum of (6) months depending on the needs of the Executive Directorate. The internship programme will start in May 2018.


Under the overall guidance of the Political Affairs Officer the intern will assist in the following duties:

Assist with daily administrative tasks, including but not limited to, preparing documents needed for setting up arrangements for the organization of meetings and events;

The intern would be needed to assist with such tasks as: (i) collating lists of participants and panelists from each of the thematic coordinators; (ii) sending save-the-dates, invitations and related material to participants; (iv) liaising with participants; (v) handling and tracking participants confirmations/registrations/declinations etc. and recording their passport and other required info; (vi) preparing logistical material; (vii) preparing folders for background material; and (viii) liaising with the host State on logistical issues, including preparation of seating charts, name plates, venues etc. The intern may also be asked to assist with other related issues such as the host country agreement, budget, confirming security clearance, preparing the journal announcement, posters, press releases etc. as needed.

Undertake other ad-hoc assignments as requested by the supervisor.
Perform other duties as required.


-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.

-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas an 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

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 setback in projects
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client


To qualify for consideration for an internship by the United Nations Headquarters internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

1)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 in (1) and (2) above
Candidates who are selected, must commence the internship programme either prior to graduation or within one year of graduation from an academic programme as describe in (1) and (2). Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.

2)Be computer literate in standard word processing and spreadsheets software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar.
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 internship programme. However,applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their UN professional history profile (PHP).


Fluency in English and Arabic (both oral and written) is required.


Should there be a need for an intern who matches the profile above, the applicant will be contacted directly by the Directorate. Please note that due to the large number of applicants, the Directorate would not be in a position to reply to each application. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration if required.

Special Notice

A completed online application (cover note and personal history profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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


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