The interns will be part of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA) 75th Session and will assist in carrying out tasks for the President in the areas of relevance. The interns will assist the team of advisers in the OPGA, closely monitoring and assessing priority issues, as they relate to the work of the UN General Assembly. They will each be assigned to a team depending on their fields of competence, viz: Peace and Security; humanitarian and human rights; legal reform and budget; Sustainable development; and communications and media. Internships in the UN are unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Director and team leaders. The positions are located in the OPGA office in New York and have a duration of maximum 6 (six)
Under the overall guidance of the Director, the interns will: *Monitor and report on aspects of the various agendas the OPGA chooses to follow during the 75th session of the GA. This includes engaging in reporting and analysis with regards to the relevant UN General Assembly Committees, analysing and assessing developments and trends, on an on-going basis with a view to assisting advisers in preparing policy recommendations to the PGA and the Senior Management; pro-actively identify risks and challenges to substantive as well as process issues; actively aid in seeking and creating opportunities for substantive advancement of interlinked and cross-cutting issues; assist in the development of periodic briefs and reports, as needed, *Carry out administrative tasks in supporting the work of the advisers and management in the OPGA, *Support co-ordination and conference management efforts as well as preparing reports and statistics when needed, *Support advisers' efforts in outreach to and collaboration with Member States, UN System entities, academic institutions, civil society, philanthropy and the private sector on the overall work of the General Assembly, *Support development, planning, promotion and follow-up of special events prioritized by the President of the General Assembly or mandated by the UN General Assembly, *Support communication efforts concerning the work of the President of the General Assembly, *Perform other duties as may be required by the President of the General Assembly.
Professionalism: Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration. Ability to work under stress. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Interns must 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.
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.
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.
To qualify for an internship with the (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME).
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. However, exposure to multicultural environments would be an asset. Will you be able to cover the cost of travel including visa, accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the internship?
Is your field of study closely related to the type of internship you are applying for?
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internships. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset.
Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profiles (PHP). Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must (i) include the name of your degree programme (What are you currently studying?) and your graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?); (ii) list the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in and your top three areas of interest; and (iii) explain your interest in the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme and why you are the best candidate for this specific internship. In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, IT skills and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
(COMPANY NAME) Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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 (COMPANY NAME) if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) including the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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.
THE (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS