Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship is located in the Sustainable Energy Division, (COMPANY NAME) Economic Commission for Europe based in Geneva. Responsibilities
The intern is expected to contribute to the work of the Sustainable Energy Division as follows:
a) To assist in the organisation and servicing of the intergovernmental meetings in the areas covered by the Division, including energy for sustainable development, energy security, energy efficiency, cleaner electricity production, renewable energy, coal mine methane, natural gas and resource classification and management;
b) To conduct research, draft studies and short articles and prepare promotional material related to a number of the above listed fields;
c) To assist the secretariat and national experts in data collection, including through web search, and preparation of documentation for the above listed fields;
d) To carry out other tasks as required in the Division, such as meeting support, drafting of reports and updating the UNECE databases. Competencies
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.
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.
* Planning& Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
Identifies priority activities and assignments;
Adjusts priorities as required;
Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
Uses time efficiently. Education
To qualify for the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants to the (COMPANY NAME) internship programme must at the time of application 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);
(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;
For this internship, studies in energy, sustainable development, economics, international relations or equivalent are required.
Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the (COMPANY NAME) and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
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.
Applicants for all countries are accepted and under-represented or un-represented countries in the UN are encouraged to apply. Work Experience
No professional work experience is required for participation in the Internship Programme. Languages
English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French or Russian is an asset. Assessment
N/A Special Notice
The internship is for a duration of 3 to 6 months within the period 01 September 2018 to 31 December 2019. Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.
The cover note must include: Title of the 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, Top three areas of interest, Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship position, Explain your interest in the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme, and your availability during the period considered.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
* KINDLY NOTE THAT THIS TEMPORARY JOB OPENING IS SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN INTERNSHIP WITH THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE.
* The Internship Programme is guided by Administrative Instruction ST/AI/2014/1 of the (COMPANY NAME) issued by the Under-Secretary-General for Management.
* Interns are considered type I gratis personnel. They are not staff members. The (COMPANY NAME) does not financially remunerate interns. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibilities of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
* Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship.
* The (COMPANY NAME) accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage and provide a medical certificate of good health.
* The (COMPANY NAME) is not responsible for any claims by any parties where the loss of or damage to their property, death or personal injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by the interns during their internship.
* Please note that 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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