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Internship, Engineering, English, French, Arabic

Job Description:

The position is located in the Integrated Training Service in the Policy, Evaluation and Training Division in the Department of Peace Operations at the (COMPANY NAME) Headquarters in New York.

Department of Peace Operations was established to provides political and executive direction to UN peacekeeping operations around the world and maintains contact with the Security Council, troop and financial contributors, and parties to the conflict in the implementation of Security Council mandates.

Policy, Evaluation and Training Division is mandated to develop and disseminate the policy and doctrine guiding the work of peacekeeping, including through the design, development and delivery of training. In addition, at the request of the Heads of Departments, PETD evaluates how the policies are applied, gathers lessons learned as well as best practices, in order to use the information as a guide in the development, coordination and delivery of standardized training, thereby completing the learning cycle. PETD is also responsible for developing and maintaining strategic cooperation with various UN and external partners in this regard.

ITS specifically supports the mandate of PETD through the design, development and delivery of training.

The Intern reports to the Training Officer of the Training Policy Standards Team in the Integrated Training Service.

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

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.


Our interns work as members of our team in the Training Policy Standards Team.

The core responsibility of this internship will include assistance in converting Training of Trainers (ToT) course materials, originally designed for in-person delivery, for online course format, preferably using the Articulate Storyline software.

Related responsibilities may entail:
1. Assistance in converting all ToT materials into online course format: pre- and post-tests, learning activities, learning content and online submission of individual learning assignments
2. Assistance in selecting and designing appropriate animation, narration and other design aspects suited for the target audience
3. Assistance in uploading and testing the online ToT course in the Learning Management System


Professionalism: Knowledge of instructional design, e-learning design and programming. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, formulate concepts and options and make conclusions and recommendations. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

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.

Experience working on online learning management systems (LMS) and SCORM packages; developing websites and online surveys; and designing e-learning courses. This could be an experience/ skill gained during college study assignments or master's thesis work. If short-listed, please be prepared to submit e-learning design work samples.


English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in spoken and written English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official (COMPANY NAME) language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Interns are not financially remunerated by the (COMPANY NAME). Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. For internships in the United States of America, interns who are not United States citizens, permanent residents or not currently in the United States on a non-immigrant visa status will be required to obtain a G-4 visa. If already in the United States of America on another non-immigrant visa status other than G-4, interns will be responsible for ensuring that they have a valid visa, and if required, employment authorization, allowing them to undertake the internship.

(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


Source: Company website
Posted on: 25 Nov 2021
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Government / Non Profit
Languages: English, French, Arabic
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