Duration: 3 to 6 months (starting from March 2017)
The UN Leadership Team is one organisational unit of the UNSSC. The team works with a range of UN and academic partners in order to develop training/learning initiatives for knowledge sharing and capacity building for UN Staff and partners, primarily in the areas of Leadership, Innovation & Change Management. Our programmes take leaders on a journey that is both stimulating and practical. To encourage lateral thinking, we engage speakers from different sectors: from international organizations and the non-for-profit arena to the private sector and the arts and culture community. At the same time, our programmes allow space for knowledge sharing and collaboration. Participants work together on concrete responses to complex challenges and joint strategies to seize emerging opportunities.
Education: Applicants can be considered if they meet one of the following:
Are enrolled in a Master’s or in a Ph.D. programme; or Are enrolled in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or Are within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme. in adult education, learning/instructional design, organization development. Specialized knowledge in learning and training/human resources development desirable.
Experience: Previous work experience is not required, however experience in training event activities, experience with learning technologies and social media and working in an international environment would be an asset. Knowledge of the UN is an advantage.
Language competencies: Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of another UN language, as well as German is an advantage.
Computer skills: Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with video editing, web design. Familiarity with online learning and social media tools. Mobile app development experience is an asset. Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with video editing, web design. Familiarity with online learning and social media tools. Mobile app development experience is an asset.
Other skills and competencies: Ability to learn and act in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work effectively as part of a team. High motivation to learn and grow professionally. Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; Ability to handle situations with diplomacy and tact.
Eligible candidates interested in doing an internship at the United Nations System Staff College must submit in English:
An up-to-date curriculum vitae (resume);
A motivation letter specifying the preferred duty station and duration (6 months would be preferable);
For applicants who are currently enrolled in a degree programme, an endorsement from their University or Sponsoring Institution is required;
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate in the subject “Application for Internship vacancy announcement 001/2017”
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