Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Cultural Activities, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 04 May 2018 - 31 October 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-UNOG-97099-J-Geneva (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship position is located in the UNOG Library, Cultural Diplomacy & Outreach Section.

The internship will start mid-June for a maximum period of 6 months.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the Cultural Activities Unit.

Responsibilities

The internship offers an opportunity to experience events and arts management within the UN context and to participate in the day-to-day tasks related to the realization of events.

These tasks include:
- Assisting the Cultural Activity Coordinators in organizing events such as exhibitions, concerts, film festivals etc.
- Assisting in the creation of invitations using Indesign software.
- Liaison with publications services to design and print publications (invitations, posters, annual report).
- Contribution to exhibition layout and design.
- Assisting in the promotion of cultural events.
- Monitoring and maintaining the online registration tool for events.
- In addition to daily activities, the internship would require completion of several communications and marketing projects, e.g. updating web content; designing promotional materials on the web and on social media tools (Facebook, Twitter; updating a database; collecting and analyzing relevant statistics, supporting new outreach initiatives to target communities).

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.
- 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 tasks.

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, 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, much 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 opinion 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 French or English and knowledge of the other is required.

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/have graduating/graduated from the programme?).
- IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- 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.

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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