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Intern - Political Affairs [Temporary

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Job Description:

This internship is located in the Section for Strategic Support (SS), in the Branch for Policy, Knowledge Management and Coordination Branch (PKMCB), of the (COMPANY NAME) Office of Counter-Terrorism, (UNOCT), at (COMPANY NAME) Headquarters in New York.

UNOCT was established to: (a) provide leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates entrusted to the Secretary-General from across the (COMPANY NAME) system; (b) enhance coordination and coherence across the 43 Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact (former CTITF) Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy; (c) strengthen the delivery of (COMPANY NAME) counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States; (d) improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for (COMPANY NAME) counter-terrorism efforts; and (e) ensure that due priority is given to counterterrorism across the (COMPANY NAME) system and that the important work on preventing violent extremism is firmly rooted in the Strategy.
The Intern reports to the Political Affairs Officer, Team Lead of Strategic Support

This internship is for an initial period of three months and may be extended up to six months depending on the needs of the Branch.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Responsibilities

The intern is expected to work five days per week, full time from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. within the Office of Counter-Terrorism, carrying out his/her tasks under the supervision of a staff member - the supervisor. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background, the department to which he/she is assigned and the period during which he/she will undertake the internship.
The intern is expected to perform various activities, and will work in areas of programme management and policy matters related to preventing and countering terrorism and the underlying spread of violent extremism, including:
*Assist in drafting and preparing background documents, reports, issue briefs, talking points, articles, presentations, slide decks, etc.
*Attend and summarize conferences and meetings.
*Gathers, selects and analyses information contained in communications and publications received from different sources, including the press.
*Assist in data collection and conduct research and provide analysis on relevant topics
*Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments in the area of assignment.
*Assist in maintaining databases.
*Support the review of key reports and publications.
*Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism
*Shows pride in work and in achievements;
*Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
*Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
*Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
*Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
*Remains calm in stressful situations

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;

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.

Continuous Learning:
*Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession;
*Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally;
*Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates;
*Shows willingness to learn from others;
*Seeks feedback to learn and improve;

Education

To qualify for an internship with the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme, the following
conditions must be met:

1.Applicants at the time of application must meet one of the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree
or equivalent, or higher); or,
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree
programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent)

2.The field of study must be closely related to the type of internship you are applying for.

3. Proficient in standard word processing and software applications such as Microsoft Word,
Excel and PowerPoint or similar; Be proficient in standard office automation equipment,
scanner, printer, etc.).

4.Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the (COMPANY NAME) and have a personal
commitment to the ideals of the (COMPANY NAME) Charter.

5.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

No working experience is required to apply for the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the (COMPANY NAME) during your internship.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by a Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, interns may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. The intern must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All past work experiences, IT skills, languages, and three references, must be included in the Personal History Profile.

The Cover Note must include:

- Name of university and title of degree you are currently pursuing
- Graduation date (when you expect to graduate from the programme)
- A listing of IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- An explanation why you are the best candidate for an internship with the Office.
- An explanation of your interest in the work of UNODA.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, (COMPANY NAME) staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the (COMPANY NAME) in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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.

No Fee

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

Source: Company website
Posted on: 27 Mar 2021
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Government / Non Profit
Languages: English, French, Arabic
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