INTERNSHIP: UN Vienna

  • Vienna

Názov www stránky The United Nations in Vienna

Posting Title: INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION
Department/Office: Office for Disarmament Affairs
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 25 October 2018 – 25 November 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Public Information-ODA-105937-J-Vienna (A)
Staffing Exercise: N/A

Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship is located in the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) at Vienna, Austria. The duration of internship is for three months (with the possibility of extension for another three months) starting in the middle of January 2019.

The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of Office.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (40 hours)

Responsibilities

The intern shall undertake the following duties which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in organizing luncheons, meetings, briefings and other outreach events;
  • Draft news stories, social media packages, leaflets, media advisories, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with preparing contents for UNODA Vienna webpages and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc);
  • Assist in taking photos and videos for media coverage and archiving as necessary
  • Assist in other ad-hoc activities as instructed

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

Creativity: 

  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services
  • Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs
  • Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas
  • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks „outside the box“
  • Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things
  • Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

  • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation (OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY SUPPORTING ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION);

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme, but are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their application.
  • Applicants must have a keen demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

  • Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration.
  • Special NoticeA completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

The Cover Note must include:

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

Applicants must attach to their application documentary evidence of continuing matriculation to a university degree programme in a graduate/post-graduate school during the planned period of internship with UNODA (i.e. an official letter of confirmation from a university).

Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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.

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