Description du poste:
Security-sector reform (SSR) promotes the importance of transparency, integrity and accountability in armed forces, police, border guards, customs and other security-sector institutions, in particular in fragile countries. The Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), which hosts the Security-Sector Reform (SSR) Unit, is part of the UN's Department of Peace Operations. We bring together multi-disciplinary specialists to provide a UN headquarters focal point and technical SSR resource for the UN system, as well as national and international partners. Specifically, the SSR Unit provides field support and UN system-wide capacity-building in this important area.
The Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) includes the Department's activities in the areas of police, justice and corrections, mine action and weapons/ammunition management, the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants and security sector reform (https://pxxxxxxxxxxx.xx.xxx/xx/xxxxxxxxxx-xx-xxxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxs).
The internship is for a minimum of six (6) months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member of the unit. The internship will be home-based but may include a period in the SSR Unit HQ in New York.
The successful candidates will be assigned a work plan with focus on providing support to SSRU colleagues with a special focus on SSR-related issues such as accountability; policy and guidance development; and security sector reform in West-Africa and the Middle East and North Africa region. Within the delegated authority, the interns will be responsible for the following duties:
* Assist in the team's data and information management efforts;
* Support the organization of meetings with Member States and/or senior officials;
* Assist in the collection, development and management of best practices, lessons learned and
other relevant documents with regards to SSR and o this end gather, research, analyse and present SSR-related information from various sources;
* Assist in the drafting of various documents, e.g., minutes of meetings, briefing notes, policy
documents, draft notes to file on meetings etc.;
* Perform other duties as required.
-Knowledge of SSR (concepts, terminology, research and policy literature) and approaches to international engagement on SSR;
-Good research and analytical skills;
-Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given;
-Ability to plan work and manage conflicting priorities;
-Commitment to promoting and implementing gender equality by ensuring qual participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of the work
-Understanding of West Africa and Middle East and North Africa region;
-Basic familiarity with the work of (COMPANY NAME).
* Speaks clearly and effectively, outstanding written communication skills
*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
*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
Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or have recently graduated with a university degree; if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages; be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the (COMPANY NAME) and have a personal commitment to the ideals o the Charter; and Have demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and to be tolerant of differing opinions views.* For the post focusing on West-Africa knowledge of the political and security situation of the region is desirable.* For the post focusing on Middle East and North Africa region. knowledge of the political and security situation of the region is desirable.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Programme
English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. For this
internship, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. For the internship post
focused on West-Africa, fluency in French is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for future consideration.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
* Indicate your preference for one of the three internship positions;
* Title of 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;
* Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department (s);
* Explain your interest in the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme.
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and
three references. Due to a 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