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Internship - Human Rights (Emergency Response), I (Temporary Job Opening)

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 Ginevra, Svizzera
Stage, Logistica/Supply Chain, Inglese, Francese, Arabo

Descrizione del lavoro:

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Office of the (COMPANY NAME) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat Department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments with the Emergency Response Section (ERS). Located within the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), which coordinates the development and implementation of OHCHR's country engagement strategies, the Emergency Response Section coordinates rapid response activities and provides specialized technical and operational support to field presences, geographic sections and OHCHR leadership in the areas of peace missions, early warning and preparedness, fact-finding, investigation, establishment and running of field presences and humanitarian action. The Section is comprised of the Risk Analysis and Prevention (RAPU), the Humanitarian Action Unit (HAU), the Information Management and Data Analytics Unit (IMDAU), and the Mission Planning and Start-up Unit (MPSU).

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the overall guidance of the Chief of Section and general supervision of one of the aforementioned Heads of Unit, the intern reports to a respective Coordinator or Human Rights Officer in the area of assignment. The assignment shall be for an initial period of three (3) months, renewable for a combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and a scheduled commencement date ranging/starting from January 2020 to January 2021.

This internship is an UNPAID and full-time engagement that provides a framework through which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the (COMPANY NAME) by way of their service within Secretariat entities. Applicants should have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the (COMPANY NAME) with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs - which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.



The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.

Daily responsibilities of Risk Analysis and Prevention interns will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to collecting, centralizing and analyzing information on key developments related to emerging situations for channelling to the (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre (UNOCC), and in coordination with the Coordinator or the Human Rights Officer, the intern may: Draft (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre daily contribution for clearance before the deadline; Summarize submissions from human rights field presences according to priority information requirements; Conduct daily media and open source monitoring, checking various internal and external (COMPANY NAME) media sources, international and local media, OHCHR Press Briefing Notes, et cetera; Send e-format version of OHCHR Contribution to the (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre and to the relevant stake holders; Provide input and maintain information in the (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre-OHCHR contribution tracking matrix; Record daily inputs received from the country through field missions and desk officers, including what was featured by the (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre; Provide daily feedback to desk officers and field presences on their (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre contributions; Produce a daily Media Afternoon Monitoring (MAM) report to the Section; Highlight potential emerging issues or situations to submit to (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre, and track up-coming OHCHR/High Commissioner Press Briefing notes and New Releases to highlight to (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre; Liaise with relevant in-house and external partners as necessary or as requested by the Unit; Draft a weekly overview of the inputs provided to the (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre; and Perform other tasks as requested by the Unit Head or respective supervisor, as appropriate.

Daily responsibilities of Humanitarian Action interns will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to supporting with preparation for, assisting and attending, as relevant, inter-agency meetings, and in particular, the intern may: Conduct any necessary follow-up, including drafting briefing notes/talking points, drafting meeting minutes/notes to the file and briefing unit members on recommendations and action points; Conduct research as requested and provide inputs to OHCHR and inter-agency tools/ reports/processes; Update and maintain the Human Rights and Humanitarian Action start-up kit and portal; Liaise with relevant in-house and external partners as necessary, and generally assists the unit in preparing for in-house and inter-agency processes; Assist the section with (COMPANY NAME) Operations and Crisis Centre reporting, on a part-time basis; and Perform other tasks as requested by the Unit Head or respective supervisor, as appropriate.


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.

COMMUNICATION: 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 the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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 the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat internship programme applicants must, at the time of their submission, applicants must be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master's degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree), preferably in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or a related field, OR have graduated with a university degree as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period from the date of graduation.

Work Experience


English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English or French is required, knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official (COMPANY NAME) language is desirable (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).


Incomplete applications/personal history profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. OHCHR Emergency Response Section hiring managers will directly contact short-listed applicants for an interview. For this reason, in the application cover letter it is important that you:

-Specify your general interest in OHCHR, including in the work of the Section and/or in the the area of emergency response;
-Indicate recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation for university study currently underway;
-Specify your period of availability and earliest commencement date; and
-Indicate information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.


Special Notice

FAMILY RELATIONS | A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, "child" means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member's spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). "Sibling" includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS | Feel free to download the (COMPANY NAME) Internship programme terms and conditions in either of the Secretariat's official working languages (English and French) at:

APPLICATION PROCESS | Qualified individuals who have already established an Inspira account | may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat at: https://cxxxxxx.xx.xxg

WORKING HOURS | Interns must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located though not exceeding five days per week (35 hours) and a one hours lunch break

Provenienza: Web dell'azienda
Pubblicato il: 04 Gen 2020
Tipo di impiego: Stage
Durata di lavoro: 12 mesi
Lingue: Inglese, Francese, Arabo
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