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Switzerland: Special Assistant to CEO, Defeat NCD Partnership

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Feb 152019
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Feb 2019

The Defeat-NCD Partnership was established in January 2018 to help tackle the most significant global health problem of the age: premature death, sickness, disability, and the associated social and economic impacts of selected non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These are projected to cost tens of billions of dollars with the most adverse consequences falling upon the poorer countries and communities.

The Defeat-NCD Partnership is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and forms part of its growing portfolio of global health related Partnerships such as Stop TB, Roll Back Malaria, Scaling up Nutrition, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.

Our vision is that of a world in which there is universal health coverage for NCDs. This is a direct contribution to the transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to which all nations subscribe.

Our mission is to enable and assist the approximately 100 lower-income and lesser-developed countries to scale-up sustained action against NCDs so that they can progress SDG 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages and, more specifically, to achieve target 3.4 to reduce, by one-third, premature mortality from NCDs by 2030. Our initial focus is on diabetes and hypertension with expansion to other NCDs in due course probably starting with the early detection and treatment of cervical and breast cancer.

Defeat-NCD is a ‘public-private-people’ Partnership that is an autonomous inclusive programme of the United Nations system. Our membership and governance include governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, academia, philanthropic foundations, and the business sector. We subscribe to the ethical principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We follow the technical norms and guidance issued by the World Health Organization. Our operating procedures derive from United Nations rules but are designed to be fast and responsive. We work in a complementary and coordinated way with other health and development actors at all levels.

The secretariat of the Defeat-NCD Partnership is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Functional Responsibilities

The incumbent is dedicated to supporting the Chief Executive Officer, and will work in close collaboration with the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (as the supervisor of all the Front Office personnel) and other personnel of the Front Office. The Special Assistant will perform the following functions:

Political and public health analysis, technical advice, and reporting

  • Identify, analyze and monitor political and public health developments and emerging issues with respect to the implementation of the Partnership’s mandate;
  • Asses implications and make recommendations on possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern and to advance mandated objectives;
  • Support the development of the annual work plan, and assist the Chief Executive Officer in monitoring, and communicating the results achieved against the planned goals of the Defeat-NCD Partnership, through drafting of timely and high-quality reports to members of the Governance mechanism as required.

Monitor, evaluate and report on implementation

  • Coordinate/draft summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, situation reports, briefing notes, and input for reports of the Chief Executive Officer;
  • Support the development of the annual work plan, and assist the Chief Executive Officer in monitoring, and communicating the results achieved against the planned goals of the Defeat-NCD Partnership, through drafting of timely and high-quality reports to members of the Governance mechanism as required.

Management

  • Assist in formulating and managing the implementation of the Defeat-NCD Partnership’s programme of work, including support to planning and budgetary processes;

Coordination and Facilitation

  • Provide substantive and practical support to the Defeat-NCD Partnership governance mechanism to ensure that the Chief Executive Officer is able to best serve the Defeat-NCD Partnership and respond to specific requests. Coordinate and follow up to return key governance decision points in timely manner in implementing the Partnerships Mandate;
  • Advise the Chief Executive Officer on all matters requiring his personal attention. Assist in formulating options to how those matters might be handled, and ensure appropriate follow-up, as directed;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the Defeat-NCD Partnership Secretariat team, external collaborative partners, the broader UN family, donors and other national and international partners on coordination and policy matters;
  • Organize and manage the Chief Executive Officer’s meetings and Mission events, prepare written summaries and conduct follow-up activities as appropriate;
  • Coordinate/draft correspondence for the Chief Executive Officer’s signature.
  • Undertake high quality research and analysis on specific assigned topics in relation to the key elements of the Defeat-NCD Partnership;
  • Collaborate with the Administrative Assistants in the Front Office to ensure core workflow and outputs on a timely basis, enabling the Chief Executive Officer to execute his/her management and other responsibilities and is prepared for all meetings – proactively prepare briefing materials, pre-briefing, talking points, speeches, and other materials for all meetings. Ensure that all follow-up from meetings and interactions is communicated to relevant personnel and authorities and is logged and concluded. Support equally core workflows within the Defeat-NCD Partnership secretariat and provide guidance when needed;
  • Attend all meetings as required to ensure that the Front Office is able to function effectively. Communicate decisions and follow up actions to Defeat-NCD personnel on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer and represent the Chief Executive Officer on a specific basis;
  • Travel with the Chief Executive Officer, as directed. Prepare and manage the travel calendar for the Chief Executive Officer and ensure that all trips are fully planned and optimized in all respects, including travel arrangements, itinerary, meetings secured, briefing materials, pre-briefing, talking points, speeches and other materials. While travelling ensure that the Chief Executive Officer is on top of his/her workload, liaise with the secretariat and others to ensure that the workflow continues., and ensure that decisions made, contacts made, and discussions held are recorded and communicated in a timely manner;
  • Finalize notes and minutes upon return from the official mission and distribute as agreed, preparing a mission report on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested by the Defeat-NCD Partnership Chief Executive Officer.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

  • A master’s or bachelor’s degree in Medicine is required.

b. Work Experience

  • A minimum 5 years with master’s degree or 7 years with bachelor’s degree of relevant experience in medicine, public health and/or humanitarian sectors is required. Of which a minimum of 2 years’ experience within the United Nations and/ or other International Organisations, and/ or community-based organizations is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications required.
  • High quality drafting and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Able to establish a high level of trust and confidentiality internally, and credibility externally.
  • Proactive and ability to anticipate the needs of the Chief Executive while working autonomously in a fast paced environment that requires high flexibility and a commitment to results.
  • Experience in operating across multiple time zones and with distributed teams.

c. Languages

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another United Nations official languages would be an asset (UN languages are English, French, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic).

Functional competencies

  • Ability to give analysis on public health challenges and opportunities for effective Defeat-NCD Partnership country programming.
  • Knowledge and M&E Concepts, Principles and Policies and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships .
  • Ability to prepare quality briefs and/or speeches .
  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
  • Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results.
  • Ability to scan and synthesize divers sets of information to arrive at strategic priorities and positioning recommendations.
  • Demonstrated excellent research and analytical skills that can be applied to gather data and generate knowledge relevant to decision-making functions.
  • Excellent e- skills, including the ability to use modern office technology and related software. Practical knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is required. Excellent application of software packages as databases and Power Point Presentations. Ability to do internet research, compile information and find solutions on line to information gaps is essential. Familiarity and appreciation of social media.

How to apply:

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=17350#5

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Switzerland: REACH Assessment Officer – SYRIA (Amman based)

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Feb 142019
 

Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 01 Mar 2019

BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

We are currently looking for a REACH Assessment Officer to support our REACH Syria team in Amman.

Supervisor: REACH Assessment Manager

Title: REACH Assessment Officer

Location: Amman, Jordan

Contract duration: 6 months

Start date: ASAP

COUNTRY

The dynamic and multi-faceted nature of the Syrian humanitarian crisis has created significant challenges for information management. With 13.1 million people in need within the country as well as 5.6 million refugees outside of the country, the capacity of the humanitarian community to understand and meet the needs of conflict-affected populations is extremely stretched. To respond to a crisis of such scale, timely and comparable information is required across Syria and its neighboring countries. In this context, since 2013, REACH has been working closely in coordination with humanitarian clusters as well as with other national and regional coordination mechanisms such as OCHA and Cash Based Responses Technical Working Group to address information gaps and implement assessments that contribute to informing the humanitarian response. Overall, since the onset of the deployment, REACH has been involved in macro and regional multisectoral assessments, informed cash and voucher programming across Syria through monthly Market Monitoring Exercise, extended technical support to the CCCM Community Level IDP Tracking Project in Syria and conducted rapid assessments in response to contextual changes. More information can be found here: http://www.reach-initiative.org/where-we-work/ongoing-field-presence/syria.

POSITION PROFILE

Functions

Under the supervision of the REACH Assessment Manager and IMPACT HQ in Geneva, the REACH Assessment Officer is responsible for the management and implementation of all REACH ad hoc needs assessments and rapid needs assessments in and out of camps, including their preparation, implementation, and follow-up. He/she will also be responsible for related logistics, partner coordination, reporting and finance requirements and will be required to provide input to the strategic development of REACH in country and region, if relevant.

Summary

The REACH Assessment Officer shall be responsible for:

  • In coordination with Country Coordinator and REACH Assessment Managers, design, implement, and monitor REACH needs assessment strategy in and out of camps across Syria;
  • Ensuring that assessment strategies are implemented in a structured and coherent manner in line with project and strategic objectives;
  • In coordination with REACH Assessment Managers, external representation of REACH with donors, partners, and the wider aid community through clusters and sectoral working groups;
  • Management of REACH assessment field staff to ensure a smooth and timely implementation of activities;

  • Coordinate and ensure timely data collection, analysis and, in partnership with GIS/DB team, mapping of datasets, ensure that all collected data are geo-referenced;

  • Works closely with GIS and database teams in country;

  • Ensure the writing of timely, accurate, and coherent assessment reports, and factsheets;

  • Keep track of all projects and programmes assessment schedules and work with field staff to design and implement REACH assessment procedures;

  • Supporting the development/revision of assessment/programme strategies, donor reports, or new proposals;

  • Conduct timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation of all programme outputs;

  • Liaising with programme staff of other ACTED departments to ensure close coordination and information sharing is maintained;

  • Coordinate timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT HQ along with the REACH Assessment Managers and Country Coordinator.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assessment Design and Implementation

The REACH Assessment Officer (AO) is responsible for designing the methodology, tools, and data analysis plan associated with each needs and rapid needs assessment, according to REACH requirements and principles. He/she will manage the planning, implementation, and follow-up of all REACH- and projects-specific assessment activities conducted in country. In operations in which REACH is a project component of a wider ACTED intervention, the REACH AO is required to contribute to the preparation and follow up of the project plan and ensure that activities are properly coordinated and implemented.

The REACH AO is responsible for leading the implementation of RNAs and needs assessment, providing support to the development of assessment, database, and GIS tools with the REACH team. This will specifically include, with the GIS/DB team, designing of data collection tools (household surveys, focus groups, KI surveys); development or review of databases; contributing to GIS data collection procedures and mapping thereof through ARC GIS and other ESRI products in particular; and analysis of spatial and other information to contribute to reports and other information products.**2. Reporting and M&E**
**The REACH AO shall provide technical support to the relevant ACTED department in terms of the preparation of new project proposals, development of programme strategies, implementation of project activities, and any other required inputs.

The REACH AO is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of narrative and financial donor reports related to REACH activities in country through close liaison with the Project Development and Finance departments. The REACH AO shall conduct continuous, accurate, and timely monitoring and evaluation of all programme outputs utilising the IMPACT M&E framework.

3. Creation of timely, accurate, and coherent research outputs

The REACH AO is responsible for consolidating all analyses and conclusions from each assessment into REACH products such as factsheets, reports, presentations using IMPACT HQ templates, where needed. He/she will liaise with Geneva and Regional GIS/DB Specialists in order to spatially analyse and represent data in interactive web map or static map format, as relevant.

He/she must ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information, in line with the IMPACT data protection policy. He/she is responsible for ensuring that deliverables are submitted on time to partners and donors.
4. Staff Management

The REACH AO is responsible for day-to-day management of project and field staff both directly and remotely across all hubs of the Syria mission. He/she is expected to guide and direct REACH staff and prepare and follow up workplans with each staff member that directly reports to him/her. The REACH AO will ensure that all field teams are comprehensively briefed on the objective, expected outputs and that the overall implementation strategy of any given activity is clearly understood. He/she will ensure that project/field staff are given training and complete all the necessary documentation in line with program requirements set by REACH.
5. External engagement

Representation of ACTED/REACH in cluster and inter-cluster meetings, as well as technical working groups, when relevant. He/she will engage with external partners, including UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs, and other partners as needed based on the topic at hand. He/she will ensure to present at all relevant forums to raise awareness of the assessments within his/her portfolio.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master’s degree in relevant discipline;
  • 1 year of relevant working experience in a humanitarian setting;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
  • Excellent analytical skills – ability to situate findings within a wider context;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A self-starter with a strong existing ability to work independently;
  • Team management experience, an asset;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural and cross-country environment, requiring flexibility;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
  • Prior knowledge of the Syria context an asset;
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Ability to operate SPSS or related statistical programming an asset;
  • Ability to operate Adobe Indesign an asset;
  • Experience with all parts of the research cycle, an asset.

CONDITIONS

  • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

  • Additional monthly living allowance

  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)

  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

How to apply:

How to apply

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@impact-initiatives.org

Ref: 18/SYR/AO02

Please indicate the reference in the subject line of your email.

For more information, visit us at http://www.impact-initiatives.org

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Switzerland: Internship-Human Rights (Legal Policy), JO-110873

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Jan 312019
 

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

INTRODUCTION: The Office of the United Nations (UN) 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments based in the Legal Policy Office (LPO). Located in the Executive Office, the Legal Policy office is headed by the Senior Legal Policy Adviser and is responsible for providing legal policy advice to the High Commissioner and OHCHR.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the intern will be under the general direction and supervision of the Senior Legal Policy Adviser. This internship may be offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and a commencement date ranging/starting from 30 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THEIR APPLICATION.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 the Legal Policy intern intern will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to assisting in drafting, preparing and editing legal documents, studies, comparative studies, briefing notes, reports, correspondence, or other material; Assisting in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of international law issues; Conducting extensive legal research and analysis on complex and/or novel issues of Public International Law, including of International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law; Helping service conferences, commissions, committees, task forces, expert groups and other bodies, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues and views of participants, and meeting reports; Attend and summarize note of conferences and meetings; and Perform other related duties as requested by the Senior Legal Policy Adviser.

COMPETENCIES

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, 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) in the area of law**,** OR have graduated with a university degree as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period from the date of graduation.

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal affairs and/or human rights or a related area, would be an advantage**.**

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations 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.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English or French is required and knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language – i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish, would be an advantage. .

ASSESSMENT: Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

  • Specifies the area of interest in the Legal Policy Office and the earliest date of availability;

  • Notes the title and date of the recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and

  • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

SPECIAL NOTICE: In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an

internship at the United Nations 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.

The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

UNITED NATIONS CONSIDERATIONS: According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

Information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme is accessible on-line in the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Individuals interested in the internship must create an on-line account in Inspira and apply to a job openings in order to be considered for the assignment at: https://inspira.un.org

Prospective candidates who have already established an account can view the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org/

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Switzerland: Internship-Human Rights-Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa Branch (Asia and the Pacific), JO-108876

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Jan 312019
 

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

INTRODUCTION: The Office of the United Nations (UN) 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship assignment situated within the Asia-Pacific Section (APS) of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa Branch (APMENAB). The Branch leads OHCHR’s work at the country-level in the region of responsibility. In collaboration with other divisions of OHCHR and under the guidance of the Director of Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), APMENAB also supports the implementation of the Human Rights programme on the ground.

Based in Geneva Switzerland, under the general guidance and direction of the Chief of the Asia-Pacific Section, the intern reports to the Human Rights Officer in the area of assignment. This internship may be offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and a commencement date ranging/starting from 30 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THEIR APPLICATION.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 the Asia-Pacific Section intern will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to assisting the Section in the systematic collection and analysis of information regarding the human rights situation in the Asia and Pacific region and countries and in the preparation of reports, documents and other written materials thereon; Assisting Desk Officers in researching and drafting of individual cases of alleged human rights violations; Assisting Desk Officers in responding to requests for information relating to the human rights situation in the region and/ or countries concerned; Assisting Desk Officers in preparing and updating Country profiles, briefing packages, daily and monthly updates/reports; Assisting Desk Officers in the preparation of relevant documents on thematic and country specific human rights issues; Assisting Desk Officers in taking minutes of meetings, attending side-events, Human Rights Council sessions, Treaty Bodies review and Universal Periodic Review (UPR) review; and Perform other related duties as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

COMPETENCIES

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, 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) 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 one-year period from the date of graduation.

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal affairs, human rights or a related area, would be an advantage.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations 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.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English or French is required and knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language – i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish, would be an advantage .

ASSESSMENT: Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

  • Specifies the area of interest in the Asia-Pacific Section and the earliest date of availability;

  • Notes the title and date of the recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and

  • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

SPECIAL NOTICE: In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an

internship at the United Nations 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.

The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

UNITED NATIONS CONSIDERATIONS: According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

Information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme is accessible on-line in the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Individuals interested in the internship must create an on-line account in Inspira and apply to a job openings in order to be considered for the assignment at: https://inspira.un.org

Prospective candidates who have already established an account can view the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org/

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Switzerland: Internship-Human Rights – Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa Branch (Middle East & North Africa), JO-110871

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Jan 312019
 

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

INTRODUCTION: The Office of the United Nations (UN) 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship assignment situated within the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Section of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa Branch (APMENAB). The Branch leads OHCHR’s work at the country-level in the region of responsibility. In collaboration with other divisions of OHCHR and under the guidance of the Director of Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), APMENAB also supports the implementation of the Human Rights programme on the ground.

Based in Geneva Switzerland, under the general guidance and direction of the Chief of the Middle East & North Africa Section, the intern reports to the Human Rights Officer in the area of assignment. This internship may be offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and a commencement date ranging/starting from January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THEIR APPLICATION.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 the Middle East and North Africa intern will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to assisting the Section in the systematic collection and analysis of information regarding the human rights situation in Middle East and North Africa region and countries and in the preparation of reports, documents and other written materials thereon; Assisting Desk Officers in researching and drafting of individual cases of alleged human rights violations; Assisting Desk Officers in responding to requests for information relating to the human rights situation in the region and/ or countries concerned; Assisting Desk Officers in preparing and updating Country profiles, briefing packages, daily and monthly updates/reports; Assisting Desk Officers in the preparation of relevant documents on thematic and country specific human rights issues; Assisting Desk Officers in taking minutes of meetings, attending side-events, Human Rights Council sessions, Treaty Bodies review and Universal Periodic Review (UPR) review; and Perform other related duties as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

COMPETENCIES

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, 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) 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 one-year period from the date of graduation.

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal affairs, human rights or a related area, would be an advantage.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations 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.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage.

ASSESSMENT: Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

  • Specifies the area of interest in the Middle East & North Africa Section and the earliest date of availability;

  • Notes the title and date of the recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and

  • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

SPECIAL NOTICE: In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an

internship at the United Nations 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.

The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

UNITED NATIONS CONSIDERATIONS: According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply:

Information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme is accessible on-line in the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Individuals interested in the internship must create an on-line account in Inspira and apply to a job openings in order to be considered for the assignment at: https://inspira.un.org

Prospective candidates who have already established an account can view the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org/

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Switzerland: Internship-Human Rights (Treaty Body Capacity-Building), JO-110487

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Jan 312019
 

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

INTRODUCTION: The Office of the United Nations (UN) 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship assignment based within the Treaty Body Capacity Building Team (TBCBP) of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division (HRCTMD). General Assembly resolution 68/268 designed a significant capacity-building programme to “support States parties in building their capacity to implement their treaty obligations”. The Programme was established at the outset of 2015 with a team operating across OHCHR headquarters and the field, based in OHCHR’s regional offices and Geneva. Staff are trained trainers on human rights and apply inter-active training and knowledge management techniques.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the general guidance of the Coordinator of the Treaty Body Capacity Building team, the intern reports to the focal point for the Universal Human Rights Index and National Recommendation Tracking Database within area of assignment. This internship is offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and a commencement date ranging/ starting from January 2019 to June 2019.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER-LETTER OF THEIR APPLICATION.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 the Treaty Body Capacity-Building intern will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to assisting with the coordination of activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective; contributing to the daily updating of “indexing” of information in the Universal Human Rights Index (Click here on link: http://uhri.in.ohchr.org/); Assisting in the development and implementation of training programs in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law; Supporting the automation of the UHRI using artificial intelligence and to advance the tagging of recommendations with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Targets; Researching information and develop training exercises for use in capacity building activities on reporting by States to the Treaty Bodies; Supporting TBCBP regional focal points in the preparation of national and regional trainings; Supporting the pilot countries that are rolling out the National Tracking Recommendations Database (NRTD) to strengthen States’ information management capacity on the implementation of human rights recommendations; and Perform other related duties as requested by supervisor, as appropriate

COMPETENCIES

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, 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) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences, information technology/information-management, statistics or a related field, OR have graduated with a university degree as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period from the date of graduation.

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of information technology and/or in the use of web technologies would be an advantage.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations 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.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English or French is required and knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language – i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish, would be an advantage.

ASSESSMENT: Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

  • Specifies the area of interest in Treaty Body Capacity-Building and the earliest date of availability;

  • Notes the title and date of the recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and

  • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.

IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

SPECIAL NOTICE: In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an

internship at the United Nations 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.

The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

UNITED NATIONS CONSIDERATIONS: According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

HOW TO APPLY

Information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme is accessible on-line in the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Individuals interested in the internship must create an on-line account in Inspira and apply to a job openings in order to be considered for the assignment at: https://inspira.un.org

Prospective candidates who have already established an account can view the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org/

How to apply:

Information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme is accessible on-line in the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

Individuals interested in the internship must create an on-line account in Inspira and apply to a job openings in order to be considered for the assignment at: https://inspira.un.org

Prospective candidates who have already established an account can view the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org/

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Switzerland: INTERN – HUMAN RESOURCES, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID#110556

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Jan 282019
 

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Feb 2019

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
The Staff Welfare unit provides psychological support to staff and their relatives as well as offers psycho-social support in critical incidents response and referrals to relevant stakeholders.
This internship will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Staff Welfare Officer / Staff Counsellor.
This internship will be located in Staff Welfare Unit (SWU), Human Resources Section (HRS) of the Executive Office (EO). The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months.

Responsibilities

In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors, advocate the rights of people in need, promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitate sustainable solutions.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, and duties may include but are not limited to supporting the Staff Welfare Officer / Staff Counsellor in research, analysis and presentation of information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics / issues; contributing to the preparation of various written documents, e.g. assisting in the drafting of sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, etc.; developing and maintaining reference / resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; contributing to inputs of various inquiries and information requests internally and externally; assisting in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. with other agencies and partners to facilitate exchanges of professional expertise and views on related subjects / issues, serving as reporter to such events; and performing tasks as requested by the supervisor as appropriate.

Competencies

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 on-going 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.
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.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the UN Internship programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

-Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (e.g. second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
-Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (e.g. minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); and
-Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme.
Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one-year period of graduation date shall not be accepted. The University degree must be in the area of adult education, social science, psychology and/ or counselling or in a related field.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in adult education, social science, psychology and/ or welfare issues is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a 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.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (e.g. cover note and PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover note must include:

-Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
-Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
-IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
-Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice

Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving United Nations (UN) Secretariat department/ office.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the UN 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.
In line with the UN Internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the UN through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the UN Secretariat at https://careers.un.org. For more information on the Programme, please visit https://www.unog.ch

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Switzerland: Individual Contractor – Coordinating the Regional Nutrition Capacity Development and Partnership Platform Secretariat in Central Asia and Caucasus

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Jan 282019
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 07 Feb 2019

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, strength

In November 2014, at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), Member States committed to eliminate malnutrition in all its forms and articulated a common vision for global action.

In September 2015, Member States placed high priority on addressing malnutrition by committing, under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.[1] and under SDG 3 to improve health and reduce NCD burden.

In April 2016, the UN General Assembly, through its Resolution 70/259[2], reinforced the ICN2 call for action by endorsing the ICN2 outcomes and proclaiming 2016 to 2025 the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition[3], providing a unique opportunity for governments, academia, civils society and other stakeholders to work together for the coming ten years toward eradication and prevention of all forms of malnutrition in their countries.

In 2017 Food system For Healthy Diets Symposium in Budapest recommended the Central Asia and Caucasus to develop a regional mechanism to enhance the capacity of key actors engaged in nutrition.

In July 2018 ECOSOC resolution calls UN Task Force and its members to strengthen its capacity to provide technical and policy advice to Governments in order to implement Multisectoral strategies and enhance multi-stakeholder action.[4]

On July 20-21, 2018, multi-sectoral delegations from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and relevant academicians and development partners (UNICEF, WHO, FAO and WFP) participated in a two-day consultative meeting where they discussed the existing gaps in nutrition governance in the region and ultimately the Regional Nutrition Capacity Development and Partnership Platform and its secretariat was launched in July 2018.

This platform aims at enhancing the capacity of the building block of nutrition sector in Central Asia and Caucasus including but not limited to; technical capacity of workforce in nutrition at all levels of service delivery, management/ policy making and education, leadership and governance competencies and skill set of the national food and nutrition managers and policy makers, targeted knowledge management and evidence generation across the region to address the shared food and nutrition priorities and finally cross-border initiatives to address the triple-burden of malnutrition, and sharing the best practices and lessons learned. This platform is building on the proceedings and the recommendation of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2015-2025) to support the countries in the region to develop needed capacity in nutrition governance to address the double burden of malnutrition.

It was agreed that the regional secretariat will be hosted and chaired by a member state among the eight on rotational basis and for the minimum period of two years. For the first round Kazakhstan Government has volunteered and accepted to chair the secretariat.

[1] Member States further committed, under targets 2.1 and 2.2, “By 2030, [to] end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round” and “By 2030, [to] end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025 the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.”

[2] http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/259

[3] The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), using coordination mechanisms such as the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) and multi-stakeholder platforms such as the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

[4] http://undocs.org/E/2018/L.16

How can you make a difference?

The secretariat will be the mechanism to operationalize the Regional Nutrition Capacity Development and Partnership Platform which will systematically develop the capacity of the key actors engaged in nutrition in the region. This will help the countries to achieve the World Health Assembly and SDGs targets for 2025 and 2030.

The individual contractor under the joint supervision of the UNICEF Regional Bureau in Almaty and the National Public Health Center of Kazakhstan, is expected to support the National Public Health Center of Kazakhstan (as the chair of the secretariat) to support the coordination the secretariat and ensure the implementation of the Platform’s two year financed work plan.

  • Support the National partner to coordinate the secretariat through defining and agreeing on modalities of the work of the secretariat;
  • Support to operationalization and monitoring of progress of the two-year Work Plan;
  • Coordinate the documentation of the work and information sharing among the members;
  • Support to resource mobilization efforts for Partnership platform’s sustainability and regulating the Cooperate Social Responsibility partnerships;
  • To coordinate the organization of periodical sessions of the Partnership’s Platform (twice a year) each session in addition to general coordination will have capacity development on a thematic area.
  • To encourage, support, utilize and showcase the innovation for nutrition results for children and other vulnerable groups in the region
  • To identify and call for synergistic planning and actions among regional wide efforts supported by development partners and to consolidate, incorporate and make hybrid efforts when possible;
  • Capacity building of the national staff of the Public Health Center in alignment with the Platform’s mission[SN1]
  • The individual contractor, may also provide specific technical support to UNICEF country office in Astana upon case by case request from the country office and the approval of his/her supervisor.
  • The individual contractor will be under the direct supervision of the Regional Health and nutrition specialist and with reporting line to the national coordinator of the Secretariat at National Public Health Center of Kazakhstan

    Activity

    Deliverable

    Timeframe

    Supporting organization of the 1st coordination meeting of the secretariat (in 2019) with the representative from 8 member states;

    A joint policy advocacy meeting to sensitize the ministries of finance, parliamentarians and managers from other relevant sectors from 8 countries on importance of Food Systems in Children’s healthy diet in Central Asia and Caucasus

    The meeting is held and reported

    End of Q1 2019

    Support to development and activation of a digital platform to share the resources, news, plans and the achievements of the platforms and the countries in the region

    The process of development of digital platform is supervised and have met the milestones

    End of Q2 2019

    Support to recruit the consultancy firm and supervise the process to design a tailor-made Caucasus and Central Asia (CA) Nutrition Leadership Program (CANLP) including continuous executive/ applied courses for mid and high level managers involved in nutrition and food systems

    Caucasus and Central Asia (CA) Nutrition Leadership Program (CANLP) is developed and ready to be utilized

    End of Q2 2019

    Supporting the organization of the first cohort of the executive courses of (CANLP) for 40 mid and high-level managers from 8 countries + the 2nd coordination meeting of the platform

    40 mid and high-level managers have received (CANLP) course

    End of Q4 2019

    Assistance in facilitating and in organization of a consultative and policy process to develop common requirements for food fortification, including flour fortification and salt iodization, to remove barriers between the authorized bodies of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union

    The consultative meeting with Eurasian Economic Union is organized and reported

    End of Q4 2019

    Suport to recruit the consultancy firm and supervise the process to design a tailor-made executive course on food and nutrition policy and programming for mid and high level managers in nutrition and food systems

    The process of development of the course is supervised

    End of Q3 2019

    Supporting organization of the first cohort of the executive courses on food and nutrition policy and programming for 40 mid and high level managers from 8 countries+ the 3rd coordination meeting of the platform

    The course is organized successfully

    End of Q1 2020

    Supporting organization of summer school on prevention of childhood obesity and the role of Food Based Dietary Guidelines in prevention of obesity

    The course is organized successfully

    Q3 2019

    Support and coordinate a process to define the skills and competency gaps for nutrition workforce and to develop a set of regional recommendations on the minimum essential nutrition workforce for prevention of double-burden and to propose potential capacity building engines to develop the workforce capacity

    The process of development of the regional recommendations on the minimum essential nutrition workforce for prevention of double-burden is supervised and have met the milestones

    Q1 2020

    To support the process of partnership building with international schools, identifying opportunities and developing the program for an in-service education/ sandwich course modality)

    The content of the partnership document is drafted

    Q2 2020

    Support consultative process and to recruit consultancy firms to develop evidence based Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Central Asia with focus on needs of children and adolescents and women (given the similarities of Central Asia cuisine) and to start the process if feasible

    The process of developing the central Asian Evidence based Food Based Dietary Guidelines is supervised and have met the milestones

    To be completed by Q 2 2020

    To support Innovation lab in Kazakhstan for a nutrition sensitive intervention on obesity prevention

    The process of development of the innovative nutrition sensitive intervention by the lab is supervised and have met the milestones

    On going

    To support specific requests from Kazakstan Country

    Undertaking the periodic coordination meetings of the secretariat (in 2019) with the representative from 8-member states;

    Period meetings are held and reported

    Q4 2019- Q1 2020-Q 4 2020

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced degree in Nutrition, Public Health in Nutrition or other relevant fields
  • Five to eight years of coordination and managerial experience, at the national and international levels
  • Experience in working with national partners on coordination of joint plans
  • Experience in working with UNICEF, other UN agencies, and other international partners a plus
  • Fluency in English and Russian is required
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

  • Communicate effectively to varied audiences
  • Consistently achieve high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget
  • Analyse and integrate potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources;
  • Set clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department.
  • Demonstrate, apply and share expert technical knowledge across the organization
  • Translate strategic direction into plans and objectives
  • Has good coordination, leadership and working with people competencies; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Administrative Conditions

  • Focal Point from ECARO: Health/Nutrition specialist, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • The individual contractor is expected to be physically present in Astana with frequent travels to Almaty
  • The individual contractor will be working 5 days a week (Saturday and Sundays are off)
  • The individual contractor will be based in the office of the NATIONAL CENTER for PUBLIC HEALTH CareOF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN.
  • The office space and equipment, computer and phone will be provided by the centre.
  • The contract will cover an initial period of 11.5 months with the possibility of extension.
  • The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s “General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.”

    The individual contractor will be paid on a monthly basis at the end of end of each month upon presentation of an invoice.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

    Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter. Please indicate your ability, availability and monthly fee (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=519402

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    Switzerland: Internship – Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening)

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    Jan 222019
     

    Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 19 Jul 2019

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
    This job opening announcement broadcasts multiple internship opportunities with OCHA in Geneva. The intern, under the general guidance of a primary supervisor, shall be assigned within one of the following OCHA entities: the Coordination Division; the Operations & Advocacy Division; and the Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division.
    This internship shall be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of OCHA-Geneva supervisor. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, beginning at a mutually agreed time.

    Responsibilities

    The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.
    In general, the intern shall support OCHA in fulfilling mandated activities and projects in the respective area of assignment. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to providing assistance with the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and other related issues and in various follow-up activities; researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/ issues; assisting with the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.; assisting in the maintenance of reference/ resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; providing support with the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work-shops, etc., and serving as note-taker to such events; maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area and/or country or region concerned and; performs other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.
    In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the intern shall be given specific tasks related to the branch/ division of assignment, namely:
    The Coordination Division, which comprises of the Assessment, Planning and Monitoring Branch, the Emergency Response Services Branch, and the Inter-Organisational Services pillar.
    • The Assessments, Planning and Monitoring Branch (APMB) helps OCHA and partners deliver more effective joint responses using innovative, state of the art coordination tools and services. The work of the Branch focuses on the key activities which enable effective coordination: needs assessment and analysis, humanitarian response planning and continuous monitoring. APMB aims to ensure OCHA and partner staff have the skills, tools and technical support needed to meet the needs of people affected by crises through a well-coordinated collective response effort, within the framework of a rigorous humanitarian programme cycle. The intern shall assist in the research and development of communication materials and website presence to enhance the visibility of information relating to the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC); research various thematic and political initiatives of relevance to the branch; support the development, editing and financial tracking of appeals documents; assist in the organization of programme cycle training events, as well as other initiatives. APMB consists of Needs Assessment and Analysis Section-(NAAS), Response Planning and Monitoring Section-(RPMS) and Monitoring Platforms and Tools Section -(MPTS).
    • The Emergency Response Services Branch (ERSB) supports OCHA and the broader humanitarian community in the response to new or escalating emergencies and disasters. It does this through the rapid deployment of staff and experts, the provision of operations and OCHA logistics support, the compilation and dissemination of operational response guidance, capacity building of responders as well as partnership building. Specifically ERSB assists in strengthening national and international disaster response and response preparedness capacities, facilitating initial disaster assessment and coordination through the timely deployment of appropriate staff resources and expertise; supports effective international response efforts through the provision of civil-military coordination, logistical support, information technology expertise and emergency relief stocks; manages rosters and networks to ensure effective deployment of humanitarian specialists including environmental emergencies experts, and provision of technical services to support field operations; supports the coordination of staff learning and development programmes, including the management of specific training cycles; works with partners to ensure appropriate international standards for response are constantly developed and updated, including international urban search and rescue (USAR) activities, civil-military coordination, environmental emergencies response and; forges, maintains and develops effective networks e.g. United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) and Surge Capacity resource providers. In particular, the intern shall provide support in connection with OCHA’s mandated actions related to coordination of response efforts. ESB consists of: Response Partnerships Section (RPS), Response Services Section (RSS), and Readiness and Training Section (RTS).
    Within the Inter-Organisational Services (IOS) pillar:
    • The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) secretariat is responsible for providing technical support and services to the various bodies and meetings of the IASC, as well as for monitoring the implementation of the decisions. In particular, the intern shall support the preparations for the IASC Working Group Meetings, Principals and events, including assisting in the preparatory process for background documents, logistic arrangements and preparation of summary records; support the liaison with UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and other relevant bodies to ensure timely information sharing, attending meetings of IASC organizations and other relevant events; assist with monitoring the progress in IASC Subsidiary Bodies (Task Teams and Reference Groups) by drafting notes and identifying gaps, bringing them to the attention of the Secretariat; help with the development of information management mechanisms within the Secretariat, developing relevant information dissemination tools; help with the maintenance of the website and promotional material; help strengthen information management through monitoring of humanitarian developments throughout the world and through careful information analysis and; support communication on IASC events and concerns by preparing the newsletter (IASC News).
    • The Humanitarian Leadership Strengthening Section (HLSS) works on one of the critical issues in the global humanitarian agenda – humanitarian leadership. The overall goal is to ensure that the humanitarian community has the right leader, in the right place, at the right time. In Section aims to achieve this overarching goal through: i) selecting the right humanitarian coordination leaders, ii) broadening the pool of potential candidates including identifying and nurturing the next generation of humanitarian coordination leaders, iii) providing learning opportunities and leadership development support to sitting humanitarian coordination leaders; iv) supporting the ERC-RC/HC accountability framework and v) supporting the ERC and DERC in ensuring that humanitarian elements are adequately taken into consideration within all operational and policy fora discussing issues related to field leadership. The Section interacts on a daily basis with Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators, the highest-level UN officials in crisis countries, as well as Senior officials from the IASC and broader UN community. The Section carries out its agenda in support of the IASC and the Humanitarian Coordinators themselves. Among other possible tasks, the intern will support the organization of the orientation programmes for Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators and may accompany them during their meetings with senior officials in Geneva; she/he will participate in the organization of retreats, workshops and other learning events for RCs/HCs and support the organization of inter-agency meetings on humanitarian leadership.
    • The System-Wide Approaches and Practices Section (SWAPS) promotes and supports the establishment, maintenance and evolution of inclusive, flexible and context-specific coordination mechanisms, through collecting and analysing information on coordination as well as the integration of thematic issues such as gender, protection, cash, the private sector and AAP. It also provides technical expertise through its broad/diverse network of partners and stakeholders, facilitating linkages and acting as a conduit between global and field levels practices/experiences. In practice, SWAPS promotes and supports the establishment, maintenance and evolution of inclusive, flexible and context-specific coordination mechanisms. The Section also supports – and at times leads – OCHA’s work on thematic issues impacting coordination such as: cash transfer programming, localization (local action), community engagement, private sector engagement, gender equality programming, the centrality of protection including protection-mainstreaming, urbanization, area-based coordination and the New Way of Working. SWAPS engages in these themes – ensuring their integration where they impact coordination structures and systems – and supports the collection on analysis on them as they impact other parts of OCHA’s work (E.g. on policy, operations and advocacy, etc). Furthermore, SWAPS also provides technical expertise through its broad/diverse network of partners and stakeholders, facilitating linkages and acting as a conduit between global and field levels practices/experiences including via inter-agency partners. It collects and analyses information on coordination as well as the integration of thematic issues such as gender, protection, cash, the private sector and AAP.
    As OCHA’s operational hub, the Operations & Advocacy Division (OAD) oversees the management of all field offices and provides operational support to Resident Coordinators/ Humanitarian Coordinators (RCs/ HCs), OCHA country and regional offices and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs). OAD is also responsible for coordinating all country-level humanitarian strategies and emergency responses, and is the working-level inter-face with affected Member States, partner humanitarian organizations, UN Secretariat departments and donors on operational issues. In particular, the intern shall support with the creation and/ or maintenance of databases for humanitarian field activities by conducting research through relevant websites, OCHA disaster and complex emergency files, and situation reports; assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist with the preparation of briefing notes on disasters and the activities of the Section; assist with updating access and security-related information; support with copying, compiling records and filing of current emergencies records; assist in the preparation of meetings, Member States Briefings and Conferences with the High Level Working Groups (HLWG) in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records and; accompany the Desk Officer to meetings with donors, humanitarian partners and UN agencies.
    Located within the Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization branch (PRMB) coordinates and supports OCHA’s institutional and strategic partnerships with Member States and global partners, including with emerging donors, non-traditional multilateral humanitarian partners, and their political and regional organizations. Working in close cooperation with relevant Branches at headquarters and field offices, PRMB ensures focus and coherence in OCHA’s existing and future partnership initiatives. PRMB is also leading OCHA’s corporate fundraising efforts to finance its Programme and Pooled Fund activities. It supports the organisation’s effective, timely and transparent management of resources. In particular, the intern shall assist in contacting external partners in order to update existing contact database; assist in the preparation of partnership related meetings in Geneva-agenda, background documentation, notes and summary records; liaise with OCHA staff at headquarters (HQ) and other relevant partners, gathering and disseminating information about partnerships; assist with the preparation of inputs, ensuring that they are carried out in an efficient and timely manner; assist in updating PRMB’s partnership database, including websites (intranet and/ internet) and contact database; accompany the supervisor to meetings with partners and UN agencies; assist in the preparation of policy guidance on OCHA’s partnerships with member states, inter-governmental and regional organizations; support OCHA’s Regional Offices in their partnership work, including strategic prioritization and cross fertilization of best practices in partnership work; assist in research and analysis on identified priority partners and; participate in other related assignments. PRMB consists of: Donor Relations section-(DRS) and External Relations and Partnerships Section (ERPS).

    Competencies

    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.
    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.

    Education

    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
      Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
      The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or in a related field.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a 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.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

    Assessment

    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:

    • Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
    • Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
    • IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
    • Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
      In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

    Special Notice

    Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.
    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. 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 (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
    In line with the United Nations internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA) internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour for a lunch break. For more information on the Programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    How to apply:

    Apply now

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    Switzerland: Internship-Library (Data Digitalization), JO-109822

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    Jan 192019
     

    Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 29 Jun 2019

    INTRODUCTION: The Office of the United Nations (UN) 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.

    Since OHCHR moved from the Palais de Nations to the Palais Wilson in 1998, the absence of a specialized documentation centre has been acutely felt as the Library in the Palais des Nations was not as easily accessible to the staff. A documentation centre was needed “to support the research and information needs of the High Commissioner, the experts, special rapporteurs and treaty body members who rely on the Office for substantive assistance, or even its own staff.” The proposed Documentation Centre was intended to complement rather than duplicate UNOG Library holdings. By June 2003, the Library had become fully operational and was officially opened to the public on 10 December 2003. In 2018, to reflect the multitude and diversity of resources and services provided by the Library, it has been renamed into Library and Human Rights Gateway.

    The Library and Human Rights Gateway is the main access point to information and research on human rights and relevant work of the United Nations. The resources include: Books and multimedia items; Human rights resolutions voting database; Online databases and journals; Online research guides, such as Human Rights Timeline, UDHR for Children and International Commissions of Inquiry (CoIs) and Fact-Finding Missions; Human Rights Education and Training Resource Collection and Database; Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) Resource Collection and UDHR translations.

    ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments with the OHCHR Library. Situated within the Development and Economic, Social Issues Branch (DESIB), the Library provides a quality information service and is an effective gateway to information in the area of human rights and the work of the United Nations in the area of human rights in support of the work of the OHCHR, the UN human rights mechanisms and special procedures, civil society, journalists, researchers and the public in general.

    The library catalogue and links to other library resources and services can be consulted here: http://searchlibrary.ohchr.org/

    Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the general guidance and direction of the OHCHR Librarian, the intern reports to the Library Assistant in the area of assignment.

    This internship is being offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with possibility of extension up to a total period of six (6) months, with a commencement date ranging/ starting from 1 March 2019 to June 2019.

    APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER LETTER OF THE APPLICATION.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern shall support the OHCHR Library in fulfilling its mission: to provide a quality information service and to be an effective gateway to information in the area of human rights and the work of the United Nations in the area of human rights.

    Daily responsibilities of interns supporting the OHCHR Library will depend on the individual’s background and specific duties may include but are not limited to: Assisting in digitization of the human rights education and training materials, which includes scanning, editing and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) processing of the materials; Assisting with the finalization of the part two of the final report of the World Conference on Human Rights, which includes conducting research, compiling speeches, checking paper statements against actual delivery, digitizing, editing, OCR processing and final formatting of the publication; and Performing other relates tasks requested by the supervisor as appropriate (i.e. cataloguing, reference, collection development, outreach activities, et cetera).

    COMPETENCIES

    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, 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) in the area of library science, information science or a related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one year period from the date of graduation.

    Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience would be an advantage. In particular, academic experience in digitization trends and technologies, with an understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to libraries, information management and/or practical experience conducting research and analysis, using research sources or library work.

    Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations 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.

    Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language – Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish – would be an advantage.

    ASSESSMENT

    Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

    • Specifies the area of interest and earliest date of availability;

    • Explains why you are a suitable candidate for this OHCHR internship assignment;

    • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient; and

    • Notes the present period of academic studies underway and/or the exact title & date that more recent academic degree was awarded.

    IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

    SPECIAL NOTICE

    In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations 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.

    The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

    Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

    UNITED NATIONS CONSIDERATIONS

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    How to apply:

    Information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme is accessible on-line in the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

    Individuals interested in this internship MUST create an on-line account in Inspira AND apply to a job opening in order to be considered for the assignment at: https://inspira.un.org

    Prospective candidates who have already established an account can view the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org/

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    Switzerland: Internship-Field Operations and Technical Cooperation (National Institutions & Regional Mechanisms), JO-108878

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    Jan 192019
     

    Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 29 Jun 2019

    INTRODUCTION: The Office of the United Nations (UN) 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.

    ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship opportunities situated within the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms (NIRMS). Located within the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), the Section supports the establishment and strengthening of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and works closely with NHRIs and Regional Human Rights Mechanisms to support them in the implementation of their

    broad mandates to promote and protect human rights. National Human Rights Institutions perform core protection issues, such as the prevention of torture and degrading treatment, summary executions, arbitrary detention and disappearances, or the protection of human rights defenders. They also play a role in advancing all aspects of the rule of law, including with regard to the judiciary, law enforcement agencies and the correctional system. National Human Rights Institutions also contribute to effective Parliaments (ideally with a Human Rights body), strong and dynamic civil society organizations, alert and responsive media, school systems with human rights education programmes at all levels and, generally, a society encouraging the objective of a universal culture of human rights.

    Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the overall guidance of the Chief of Section, the intern reports to a Human Rights Officer within the area of assignment.

    This assignment is for an initial period of three (3) months with the possibility of extension up to a total combined period of six (6) months and a commencement date ranging from February 2019 to August 2019.

    APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER LETTER OF THE APPLICATION.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 the NIRMS intern will depend on the individual’s background and specific duties may include but are not limited to assisting in facilitating the mainstreaming of the work on National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), as set out in the High Commissioner’s priority due to the level of work aims and objectives; Assisting in functions related to the Global Alliance of National Human Rights (GANHRI) and its Sub-Committee on Accreditation web-page; Assisting in research regarding NHRIs functions and practices; Assisting in the organization and implementation of seminars, workshops and/or training activities on NHRIs at the national, regional or global levels, as directed; and Assisting in the preparation of training and information materials concerning NHRIs. In addition to the specific responsibilities outlined above, the intern assists in supporting a variety of initiatives aimed at further strengthening the relationship between OHCHR, NHRIs and Regional Mechanisms; Provides assistance throughout the sessions of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and its mechanisms and mandates i.e. Universal Periodic Review (UPR); Assists in implementing the Section’s work plan throughout the internship; and Perform other tasks as directed by the Chief of Section or supervisor, as appropriate.

    COMPETENCIES

    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, 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) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period from the date of graduation.

    Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal or human rights affairs, would be an advantage.

    Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations 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.

    Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English or French is required and knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language – i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish, would be an advantage.

    ASSESSMENT

    Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

    • Specifies the area of interest and earliest date of availability;

    • Explains why you are a suitable candidate for this OHCHR internship assignment;

    • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient; and

    • Notes the present period of academic studies underway and/or the exact title & date that more recent academic degree was awarded.

    IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

    SPECIAL NOTICE

    In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an

    internship at the United Nations 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.

    The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

    Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

    UNITED NATIONS CONSIDERATIONS

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    How to apply:

    Information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme is accessible on-line in the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

    Individuals interested in this internship MUST create an on-line account in Inspira AND apply to a job opening in order to be considered for the assignment at: https://inspira.un.org

    Prospective candidates who have already established an account can view the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org/

    Klicken Sie hier für weitere Informationen und zu bewerben

    Switzerland: Internship-Universal Periodic Review, JO-108870

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    Jan 192019
     

    Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 29 Jun 2019

    INTRODUCTION: The Office of the United Nations (UN) 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.

    ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING & REPORTING: This announcement broadcasts international internship opportunities located in the Universal Periodic Review Branch (UPRB). Located within the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division (HRCTMD), the Branch leads the Periodic Review (UPR) which is a unique process that involves a review of the human rights records of all United Nations Member States. It is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council (HRC), which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their respective countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed. Created through the United Nations General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251 that established the Human Rights Council itself, the UPR is a cooperative process which by the end of 2016 has twice reviewed the human rights records of all 193 United Nations Member States. Further, the UPR is one of the key features of the Council which reminds States of their responsibility to fully respect and implement all human rights and fundamental freedoms. Currently, no other universal mechanism of this kind exists: its ultimate aim is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur.

    Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the overall guidance of the Chief of Branch, the intern will be under the general supervision of and reports to respective Coordinator or Human Rights officer within the within the area of assignment. In addition, the intern shall perform a number of different tasks such as research and analysis of human rights documentation and drafting of summaries, during and beyond the sessions of the UPR Working Group (WG).

    APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE COVER LETTER OF THE APPLICATION.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 the UPRB intern will depend on the individual’s background and specific duties may include but are not limited to assisting staff members in the servicing of countries’ reviews; Collecting and analyzing written material and oral statements; Assisting in translating statements; Assisting in the drafting of small sections of the UPR Working Group (WG) report under the supervision of responsible staff members; Providing the UPR Chief of Branch with assistance in the preparation of daily notes, bullet points and summaries; Taking care of statistical figures and Help in podium management. When the UPR WG is not in session, interns may also be requested to: Assist staff members in the preparation of presession documents, including research and analysis of human rights information and trends; Help in the indexing of the UPR WG recommendations under the supervision of relevant staff members; Help in the preparation and implementation of follow-up activities; Perform substantive research into specific areas of the UPR’s work; Assist staff members in the finalization of documents and activities related to the most recent WG sessions; Assist in the preparation and revision of training material; Upon request by the UPR Chief of Branch, provide assistance in the accomplishment of any other task relevant to the UPR Branch activities such as organization of and/or participation in meetings, panels et cetera; Temporarily assist other branches in the accomplishment of specific activities; and Perform other related duties as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

    COMPETENCIES

    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, 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) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period from the date of graduation.

    Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal or human rights affairs, would be an advantage.

    Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations 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.

    Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English or French is required and knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language – i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish, would be an advantage.

    ASSESSMENT

    Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring manager for an informal interview after the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason, it is crucial that the cover letter:

    • Specifies the area of interest and earliest date of availability;

    • Explains why you are a suitable candidate for this OHCHR internship assignment;

    • Indicates information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient; and

    • Notes the present period of academic studies underway and/or the exact title & date that more recent academic degree was awarded.

    IN YOUR PHP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL PAST EMPLOYMENT, IF APPLICABLE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC OR OTHERWISE – AND THREE REFERENCES. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR

    SPECIALIZATION AND/ OR AREAS OF INTEREST – IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE – AS THIS WILL ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR BOTH THE INTERN AND THE ORGANIZATION. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

    SPECIAL NOTICE

    In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an

    internship at the United Nations 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.

    The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, including one hour for lunch. For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch

    Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org

    UNITED NATIONS CONSIDERATIONS

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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 UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    How to apply:

    Information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme is accessible on-line in the Organization’s official working languages at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1

    *Individuals interested in this internship MUST create an on-line account in Inspira AND apply to a job opening in order to be considered for the assignment at: https://inspira.un.org*

    *Prospective candidates who have already established an account can view the full listing of OHCHR job openings on the United Nations Careers website at: https://careers.un.org/*

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