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United Nations Jobs: Intern ICT, I [Temporary]
- Department/Office: Office of Information and Communications Technology
- Duty Station: New York, United States
- Posting Period: 13 November 2019 – 10 May 2020
- Job Opening Number: 19-Information Management Systems-OICT-125880-J-New York (O)
This internship is located in the Operations Support Division, Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT). The internship is UNPAID and full-time (five days per week for 35 hours), for a minimum duration of four (4) months and can be extended up to six (6) months. Interns will work under the supervision of a staff member within the Operations Support Division, Office of Information and Communications Technology.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief or his/her designated officer, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties in the Operations Support Division (OSD), Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT):
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Examples of duties to be performed may include the following:
Support towards the various stages of systems development using project management methodology. Participate in training activities, including the preparation of training material and user documentation, and compilation of relevant information;Support towards strengthened business relationships to include coordination of responses to client requirements and the delivery of OICT services and solutions; Provide support towards the development of communications, social media and marketing materials, using design, publishing and/or video production software;Support
towards the improvement of performance management mechanisms and development of cost benefit analyses to measure efficiency and effectiveness of OICT services and solutions; Support towards the capture, management and analysis of data/information; Support towards the design and development of innovative representations of data/information; Conduct research and present findings on information technology, broadcast, television, multimedia, video conferencing, audio/visual related areas, such as best practices policies, innovative use of technology, knowledge management, information security, cybercrime etc.; Attend and support the preparation of meetings, conferences, workshops and other events; Support the activities of OICT as needed as deemed necessary by their supervisor. The intern will have an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and understanding in the project and resources planning, implementation, and operation of United Nations global information and communications technology.
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 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.
Applicants are required to:
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in Information and Communications Technology, Information Management, Project Management, Business Management, Marketing, Communications and/or Library Science;
- Or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); in Information and Communications Technology, Information Management, Project Management, Business Management, Marketing, Communications and/or Library Science;
- Or have graduated with a university degree as defined in (a) and (b) above and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
- If pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of fulltime studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree in Information and Communications Technology, Information Management, Project Management, Business Management, Marketing, Communications and/or Library Science;
- Be proficient in standard office automation equipment (e.g. computer, scanner, printer, etc.) and software systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows 7 or similar; Microsoft Office or similar; Lotus Notes or similar, etc.)
- Be familiar with cutting-edge technology and tools and/or have experience with social networking and collaboration platforms;
- Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
- English and French are working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.
- Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
A completed 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)
* Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The 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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