Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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Employment and internships

 

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Employment opportunities

In order to function effectively as a global organization, the United Nations Secretariat has a continuing need for staff. It is impossible to list in detail the different type of positions for which the Organization recruits.

Explore a career with the UN: more info

General information on employment opportunities and current vacancies at the UN Secretariat: more info

The specialized agencies, funds and programmes (i.e. UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, etc.) conduct their own recruitment programmes. Candidates should consult the appropriate agency’s website for information concerning employment opportunities. The following webpage contains links to vacancy notices of over 30 of these organizations: more info

Aside from the ‘Blue Helmets’, which are military forces provided directly by the Members States, the UN rely on civilian staff for its peacekeeping missions. Information on recruitment for peacekeeping operations: more info

Salaries, allowances, benefits and job classification at the United Nations: more info

 

Language competitive examinations

The United Nations is looking for qualified candidates to fill its language positions across the Organization: more info

 

Young professionals programme (YPP)

The United Nations is seeking highly qualified nationals of certain countries for employment in order to achieve greater geographical balance of its professional staff. The Young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination: more info

 

Associate Expert Programme (Junior Professional Officer/JPO)

The Programme offers young professionals who are graduates from universities or institutions of higher education an opportunity to acquire professional experience in the technical cooperation of the United Nations Secretariat. An Associate Expert/JPO is recruited under bilateral agreements between the United Nations and donor countries.
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See also

 

United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV)

The United Nations Volunteers program is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide: more info

 

Internship programmes

Internship programmes at all major locations of the United Nations: more info

Internship throughout the UN system:
If you are interested in internships with other United Nations funds and programmes, you can find information here

Internship at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), Brussels
UNRIC is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months.
Applications should be sent to: UNRIC Brussels, attention: internship, Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels, Belgium or via e-mail to: [email protected]

 

UN System Vacancies in Brussels

Vacancy announcement and internships for the various UN offices in Brussels are posted here

 

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Vacancies Brussels

UNHCR vacancy: PSP Admin Assistant - UNOPS LICA 4

Position Title: PSP Admin Assistant

Contract/Level: UNOPS LICA-4 (equivalent to G-4)

Category: UNOPS

Section/Unit: UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships, Belgium

Duty Station: Brussels, Belgium

Duration: 15th July 2017 – 31st December 2017

Closing Date: 5th July, 2017


General Background and Operational Context:

Established in 1950, the Office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. For more than six decades, UNHCR's work in 127 countries has helped over 50 million people restart their lives.

UNHCR's Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) plays a crucial role in helping expand the organization's funding base. PSP as part of Division of External Relations (DER) is administratively divided in regions and supported by the Central Management Unit (CMU) located in Copenhagen. 

While PSP Europe receives permanent support and guidance on finance, HR, procurement and other  admin related matters from CMU, due to the fast growing PSP operations and related Admin tasks, there is a need for temporary additional support on regional and local levels from the PSP Europe office in Brussels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The PSP Admin Assistant will work under the supervision of the PSP Admin Associate and in close collaboration with PSP Europe team members, to support colleagues and Operations with the required admin related tasks.

The PSP Admin Assistant is expected to collaborate with the UNHCR Regional Representation for Western Europe in Brussels, work closely with NL and UK PSP teams and the rest of the PSP network as required.

The responsibilities of the PSP Admin Assistant include:

  • Ø Support the PSP staff in the region with travel requests and travel plans and bookings;
  • Ø Prepare travel related calculations and settlements;
  • Ø Support PSP staff with the venue selection and administration of meetings, skill-shares and other events as planned in the region when required;
  • Ø Support PSP procurement processes in the region when required;
  • Ø Attend to the preparation of meetings and conferences visits;
  • Ø Assist in the preparation of VAT reclaims and other regular administrative reports for the office; 
  • Ø Support with filing documents and keeping electronic and physical folders updated;
  • Ø Request and coordinate for PSP colleagues the accesses to UNHCR systems and directories
  • Ø Draft documents/ memos;
  • Ø Preparing financial overviews and tables;
  • Ø Keep and update Regional Contact Directories;
  • Ø Perform other related admin duties as required.

Monitoring and Progress Controls:

  • Ø Support is provided in a timely and professional manner in line with the regional requirements
  • Ø Calculations, tables and reports are submitted respecting the procedures and eventual deadlines
  • Ø Files and folders are maintained respecting the requirements of UNHCR Data Management and Audit

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

Education and work experience

  • Ø Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary certificate/training in business administration, finance, accounting or a related field;
  • Ø Minimum 2 years of previous job experience relevant to the functions;
  • Ø Good oral and written communication skills are required;
  • Ø A flexible and outgoing team player with excellent costumer service oriented attitudes;
  • Ø Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint required.

Language

  • Ø Excellent knowledge of English, preferably also Dutch and/or French

Required Skills & Competencies      

  • Ø Excellent written and spoken English
  • Ø Ability to work independently but also as part of a team

Location:

UNHCR, Brussels, Belgium

Applications:

Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation and Personal History Form (P11), including testimonials/degrees/certificates to [email protected] indicating “PSP Admin Assistant LICA 4, Brussels” in the subject of the email.

P11 forms are available on www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 5th July 2017

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WHO Brussels: Public Health Internship

Location:

Brussels – WHO Representation to the EU (Place Victor Horta, 1060 Brussels)

Duration:

Minimum 3 months, and extendable to maximum of 6 months (24 weeks) after mutual agreement.

Title of the position: Technical intern – Public Health

Summary of the position:

The main objective of the internship is to provide a framework where the educational experience of the intern can be enhanced through practical work assignments.

Consequently, the intern is expected to support the professional office team in systematically gathering information regarding the EU activities related to health. This will involve working on existing information tools, as well as developing new ones that would put in place a scheme of standardized information monitoring and updating. This implies identifying key actors at the EU institutions, key information sources, analyses of the information available and ability to summarize it in accordance to concrete needs of different target audiences. This will help stabilize and expand the information brokering and exchange function of the whole office.

Scope of activities:

The intern will help the Brussels office of WHO as follows:

  • a Develop briefings on topics chosen together with the team, i.e. relevant EU health theme that should be followed by WHO (including briefing notes, information summaries, minutes, reports, contacts of actors et al.);
  • a Prepare presentations and files on key EU-related issues (including, for instance, overviews of EU instruments, policies and programmes);
  • a Draft information products for the variety of information clients of the WHO office in Brussels – internal WHO stakeholders as well as the external EU target groups (on topics to be chosen together with the team; the topics can be such in which the intern has a special interest linked to previous experience, career or further academic development plans);
  • a Monitor the upcoming health and health-related agendas of the EU institutions; work in the team for following and taking part in the activities of the main EU-related, Brussels-based stakeholders in health – think tanks, NGOs, professionals associations, interest groups, news and media actors;
  • a Start, build and maintain a small database, according to the intern’s special interests: could be mainly for methodical search of the relevant topics of the moment through the most important opinion-making journals or a full database/inventory of the available (physically or electronically) publications and reference documents in the office;
  • a Follow up on actions and/or events of relevance (e.g. after certain policy dialogues or peak of action in a specific area, follow the development – who in the EU is doing what, how the topic evolves, also among the other civil society actors);
  • a Support the monitoring, analysis, and reporting to WHO colleagues of the  EU-related policies, strategies, initiatives, programs and interventions in the field of health systems at global level and in Europe, development aid for health within the framework of aid effectiveness (in particular IHP+ and post Busan developments), as well on research and development in those areas.

What we offer

Interns are fully involved in all aspects of our work at the WHO representation to the EU. They are part of an international team that supports them in acquiring skills to work in an intergovernmental organization and hands-on knowledge of how major international actors and stakeholders inter-relate, at the European and global levels. Interns are given the opportunity to focus on research and analysis and writing up reports to support the communication activities of the office. They are also empowered with responsibilities to develop and manage portfolios of certain topics, which they keep updated on and follow closely.

Your profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic young graduate who, as part of the course they are following, would like to spend time with us in our Brussels office as part of a multinational team and who has:

  • - At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as medicine, public health, public affairs and international affairs, political science and preferably with an explicit interest and knowledge of the EU and its operational mechanisms;
  • - Currently enrolled as a (post-graduate) student in a course of study leading to a formal qualification in a field preferably related to health, or have finished such study less than 6 months before the appointment date. (necessity);
  • - Other advanced degree with a focus on European affairs (an asset);
  • - Knowledge of the EU stakeholders, as well EU policies, instruments, practices;
  • - An interest in issues related to health, consumer and social policies in Europe, humanitarian aid and or development cooperation (optional);
  • - An excellent command of English, as well as at least another official UN and/or EU language (necessity);
  • - The ability to write clearly and succinctly in English;
  • - A desire to work in a dynamic and international environment;
  • - Excellent working knowledge of  basic MS Office applications and powerful skills in online research;
  • - Experience in an international relations environment (desirable).

Who are we?

WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. The Brussels office is its official representation to the EU, with a function of liaising with all relevant EU stakeholders and keeping WHO Headquarters and regional offices in the centre of the European health debate, with an equally high interest in the policies being developed and implemented in the health and non-health sectors.

Conditions

According to the rules and regulations of WHO, the internship is not remunerated. Applicants should be minimum 20 years of age. Undergraduates are not eligible to apply.

The Intern will be based in the WHO office in Brussels, with their own workstation and all other office facilities. For the duration of the internship, they are part of the information network and IT system of WHO.

Desired starting date

At the moment we are looking specifically for a starting dates as from 1 September 2017.  We usually plan the different assignments well ahead in time and try to cover a full calendar year in advance. Please make sure to indicate your availability.

How to apply

Please submit your motivation letter accompanied by an update of your CV to the HR Administrator of the WHO Brussels Office by 15 July 2017. Only candidates subsequently selected for an interview will be contacted and requested to complete further administrative forms.

Checklist before submitting your application:

You should be able to tick off every item on the list below in order to comply with WHO’s administrative requirements and conditions for being considered for an internship assignment:

The candidate:

       is at least 20 years of age; Date of birth: ___________

       is not related to a WHO staff member (son/daughter or brother/sister);

       (1) has completed three years of full-time studies (bachelor's level or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; or (2) is enrolled in an advanced degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree, equivalent, or higher) at the time of application; or (3) possesses a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field

       applies for an internship during full time studies or within six months of graduation;

       is available for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks and can work full time (40 hours/week);

       has a very good working knowledge of English (reading, writing and speaking) as well as at least another official UN and/or EU language;

       possesses good computer skills (Microsoft Office);

       can provide proof of valid and adequate health insurance coverage (for example European health insurance card);

       will cover own expenses, including arrangements for return travel to the office of assignment, visas, accommodation & related living expenses, i.e., an internship is not paid in any way by WHO.

 

Contact

If you are interested in working with us, please contact

Ms Ine Mortelmans, HR Administrator:

[email protected]

Tel. +32-2-506.46.64

Rue Montoyer 14

1000 Brussels

Belgium

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WHO Brussels: Communication Internship

Location:

Brussels – WHO Representation to the EU (Place Victor Horta, 1060 Brussels)

Duration:

Minimum 3 months (12 weeks), extendable to maximum 6 months after mutual agreement

Position:

Communications Intern, reporting to the External Relations Officer and the WHO Representative to the E.U.

Summary of the position:

The main objective of the internship is to provide a framework where the educational experience of the intern can be enhanced through practical work assignments.

Consequently, the intern is expected to support the team in systematically gathering information regarding the EU activities related to health. This will involve working on existing information tools, as well as developing new ones that would put in place a scheme of standardized information monitoring and updating. This implies identifying key actors at the EU institutions, key information sources, analyses of the information available and ability to summarize it in accordance to concrete needs of different target audiences. This will help stabilize and expand the information brokering and exchange function of the whole office.

Scope of activities:

  • a Contribute to the WHO’s comprehensive overview of the health related activities taking place in EU Institutions and partner organizations by systematic gathering of information regarding health related activities in EU Institutions, UN and partner organizations (on line monitoring, gathering info in situ) and  Daily updating  WEU’s relevant calendar.
  • a Support WEU’s intranet page by assisting in the preparation of new content and intranet’s function in general + updates.
  • a Contribute to the production of information products for external communication and advocacy activities (press notices, newsletters, intranet coverage, etc.) and compile/update lists of stakeholders (EU related, media representatives, various) to be used for the above mentioned purposes.
  • a Monitoring of health related news focusing on topics within WHO’s scope of interests and especially those that can inspire strategic thinking and action by Monitoring on line media/WEU’s press subscriptions and compiling a news briefing with most important articles.
  • a Update its calendar of events (looking into relevant EU and EU-related information sources)
  • a Establish and update contact/distribution lists.
  • a Monitor the upcoming health and health-related agendas of the EU institutions; work in the team for following and taking part in the activities of the main EU-related, Brussels-based stakeholders in health – think tanks, NGOs, professionals associations, interest groups, news and media actors
  • a Contribute to different social media activities (update the LinkedIn page, contribute to the development of tweets for the office)

What we offer

Interns are fully involved in all aspects of our work at the WHO representation to the EU. They are part of an international team that supports them in acquiring skills to work in an intergovernmental organization and hands-on knowledge of how major international actors and stakeholders inter-relate, at the European and global levels. Interns are given the choice to focus on research and analysis or writing, communication, and advocacy. They are also empowered with responsibilities to develop and manage portfolios of certain topics, which they keep updated on and follow closely. WHO will provide induction training during the first days after joining the office which comprises several sessions and lasts a total of approximately 1.5 days.

Your profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic young graduate who, as part of the course they are following, would like to spend time with us in our Brussels office as part of a multinational team and who has:

  • - At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as communications, public health, public affairs and international affairs, and preferably with an explicit interest and knowledge of the EU
  • - Currently enrolled as a graduate or post-graduate student in a course of study leading to a formal qualification in a field preferably related to health, or have finished such study less than 6 months before the appointment date (=REQUIREMENT!).
  • - Other advanced degree with a focus on European affairs (an asset)
  • - Knowledge of the EU stakeholders, as well EU policies, instruments, practices
  • - An interest in issues related to health, consumer and social policies in Europe (optional)
  • - An excellent command of English, as well as at least another official UN and/or EU language
  • - The ability to write clearly and succinctly in English
  • - A desire to work in a dynamic and international environment
  • - Excellent working knowledge of  basic Office applications and powerful skills in online research
  • - Experience in an international relations environment (desirable)

Who are we?

WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. The Brussels office is its official representation to the EU, with a function of liaising with all relevant EU stakeholders and keeping WHO Headquarters and regional offices in the centre of the European health debate, with an equally high interest in the policies being developed and implemented in the health and non-health sectors.

Conditions

According to the rules and regulations of WHO, the internship is not remunerated. Applicants should be minimum 20 years of age. Undergraduates are not eligible to apply.

The Intern will be based in the WHO office in Brussels, with their own workstation and all other office facilities. For the duration of the internship, they are part of the information network and IT system of WHO.

Desired starting date

At the moment we are looking specifically for a starting dates as from 1 September 2017 onwards (to be agreed upon).  We usually plan the different assignments well ahead in time.

How to apply

Please submit your motivation letter accompanied by your CV to the HR Administrator of the WHO Brussels Office. Only candidates subsequently selected for an interview will be contacted and requested to complete further administrative forms.

Checklist before submitting your application:

You should be able to tick off every item on the list below in order to comply with WHO’s administrative requirements and conditions for being considered for an internship assignment:

The candidate:

       is at least 20 years of age;

       is not related to a WHO staff member (son/daughter or brother/sister);

       (1) has completed three years of full-time studies (bachelor's level or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; or (2) is enrolled in an advanced degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree, equivalent, or higher) at the time of application; or (3) possesses a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field

       applies for an internship within six months of graduation;

       is available for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks and can work full time (40 hours/week);

       has a very good working knowledge of English (reading, writing and speaking) as well as at least another official UN and/or EU language;

       possesses good computer skills (Microsoft Office);

       can provide proof of valid and adequate health insurance coverage (for example European health insurance card);

       will cover own expenses, including arrangements for return travel to the office of assignment, visas, accommodation & related living expenses, i.e., an internship is not paid in any way by WHO.

Contact

If you are interested in working with us, please contact Ms Ine Mortelmans, HR Administrator:

[email protected]

tel. +32-2-506.46.64

14, rue Montoyer

Brussels 1000, Belgium

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WHO Brussels: Internship Administration

Location:

Brussels – WHO Representation to the EU (Place Victor Horta, 1060 Brussels)

Duration:

Minimum 3 months, and extendable to maximum 6 months (24 weeks) upon mutual agreement.

Summary of the position:

The main objective of the internship is to provide a framework where the educational experience of the intern can be enhanced through practical work assignments. Consequently, the intern is expected to support the team systematically with administrative and support tasks. This will involve working on existing information tools, using a variety of software programmes, apply office procedures adequately and consistently and execute information monitoring and updating.  Any actions taken will help to ensure the WHO office is at all times fully operational.

Scope of activities:

The intern will help the Brussels office of WHO, with administrative and secretarial tasks not necessarily requiring knowledge of (public) health, as follows (the list is not exhaustive and all activities may not be covered during the period of the assignment):

1.

Assists the supervisor(s) in drafting correspondence and documents based on written/verbal prompts from the Professional staff of the unit, in line with the WHO style guide and verifies for correctness. Composes and finalizes correspondence of administrative nature.  Provides rough translation or synopsis of incoming mail.  Takes notes at meetings.  Takes and transcribes from dictation, recordings and handwritten drafts, correcting as appropriate.  Types reports and other documentation. 

 

2.

Assists with the administrative preparation and conduct of meetings and educational activities, in accordance with established procedures.

3.

Makes travel arrangements for duty travels and, in accordance with established procedures, prepares approval memoranda, travel authorizations and follows up on issue of duty travel reports.

 

4.

Provides administrative support as required by the supervisor(s), such as formatting a variety of documents and filing upon instruction.

5.

Initiates action to process or follow up on correspondence, documentation and forms.   Creates background files and compiles reference material as appropriate.  Accesses and retrieves information from relevant databases and updates as required.

 

6.

Responds to and acts on telephone enquiries and requests for information.  Assesses the critical nature of technical enquiries and refers them to appropriate staff for reply.  Sets up and coordinates appointments for supervisor, places telephone calls upon request, receives visitors to the office and organizes a relevant programmes for visitors upon instructions.

 

7.

Ensures registration of the supervisor(s) in any events of their interest and follows up on any contacts made. Prepares relevant briefing files upon instruction.

Performs other related duties as required.

What we offer

Interns are fully involved in all aspects of our work at the WHO representation to the EU. They are part of an international team that supports them in acquiring skills to work in an intergovernmental organization and hands-on knowledge of how major international actors and stakeholders inter-relate, at the European and global levels. Interns are given the opportunity to focus on their tasks and they will help in supporting the activities of the office. They are also empowered with responsibilities to develop and manage portfolios of certain topics, which they keep updated on and follow closely.

Your profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic young bachelor student, who, as part of the course they are following, would like to spend time with us in our Brussels office as part of a multinational team and who:

  • - Is currently enrolled as a student in a relevant course of study (office management, communication management, administration, …) leading to a formal qualification, or have finished such study less than 6 months before the appointment date. (necessity)
  • - Other knowledge relevant to the required duties (evening classes in computing, extra languages, etc.) will be considered an asset;
  • - Knowledge of the European institutions and their functioning is desirable;
  • - An interest in issues related to health, consumer and social policies in Europe (optional)
  • - An excellent command of English, in speech and writing, as well as at least another official UN and/or EU language (necessity)
  • - The ability to write clearly and succinctly in English
  • - A desire to work in a dynamic and international environment
  • - Excellent working knowledge of  basic Office applications and powerful skills in online research

 

Who are we?

WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. The Brussels office is its official representation to the EU, with a function of liaising with all relevant EU stakeholders and keeping WHO Headquarters and regional offices in the centre of the European health debate, with an equally high interest in the policies being developed and implemented in the health and non-health sectors.

Conditions

According to the rules and regulations of WHO, the internship is not remunerated. Applicants should be minimum 20 years of age. The minimum appointment needs to be 12 consecutive weeks.

The Intern will be based in the WHO office in Brussels, with their own workstation and all other office facilities. For the duration of the internship, they are part of the information network and IT system of WHO.

Please specify during your application whether you are likely to receive funding or a scholarship from an outside source.

Desired starting date

Please make sure to indicate your availability in terms of starting date(s) and length of assignment.

How to apply

Please submit your motivation letter accompanied by an update of your CV to the HR Administrator of the WHO Brussels Office. Only candidates subsequently selected for an interview will be contacted and requested to complete further administrative forms.

Checklist before submitting your application:

You should be able to tick off every item on the list below in order to comply with WHO’s administrative requirements and conditions for being considered for an internship assignment:

The candidate:

       is at least 20 years of age; Date of birth:

       is not related to a WHO staff member (son/daughter or brother/sister);

       (1) has completed three years of full-time studies (bachelor's level or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; or (2) is enrolled in an advanced degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree, equivalent, or higher) at the time of application; or (3) possesses a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field

       applies for an internship within six months of graduation;

       is available for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks and can work full time (40 hours/week);

       has a very good working knowledge of English (reading, writing and speaking) as well as at least another official UN and/or EU language;

       possesses good computer skills (Microsoft Office);

       can provide proof of valid and adequate health insurance coverage (for example European health insurance card);

       will cover own expenses, including arrangements for return travel to the office of assignment, visas, accommodation & related living expenses, i.e., an internship is not paid in any way by WHO.

Contact

If you are interested in working with us, please contact

Ms Ine Mortelmans, HR Administrator:

[email protected]

Tel. +32-2-506.46.64

Rue Montoyer 14

1000 Brussels

Belgium

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UN OCHA vacancy: Internship - Humanitarian Affairs

Internship - Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Duty station:
OCHA Brussels Liaison Offce
Posting period on Inspira: 6 June- 5 July 2017
Start date internship: mid-September 2017 (for 6 months)

Job Opening number: 17-HRA-OCHA-80296-J-BRUSSELS

     
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 (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 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 United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org  

For more information on the United Nations Internship programme, please visit: https://www.unog.ch    
 
    
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 OCHA Liaison Office in Brussels focuses on influencing policy and decision-making related to humanitarian affairs, and strengthening partnerships with European-based organizations particularly the European Union, NATO, NGOs and the United Nations system in Brussels. The Liaison Office also monitors humanitarian policy debates and promotes the adoption and use of UN principles, guidelines and operational standards among partners.

This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Liaison Office, based in Brussels. The Humanitarian Affairs intern reports to the Head of OCHA Brussels.
This 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, with an estimated start on 15 September 2017.    
 
    
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.

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to: Assist in researching and drafting papers, reports and memoranda describing and analyzing humanitarian cooperation; monitor day-to-day policy developments and debates within the partner institutions and organizations, and advise the Liaison Office accordingly; support the Office in its liaison and monitoring function with all partners, particularly with the European Union and NATO; organize and support meetings, seminars and high-level OCHA missions; support day-to-day activities of the Office, undertake any other activities and lead any other projects as requested by the supervisor.    
 
    
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 UN 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, law 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 the field of humanitarian affairs or EU experience, 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 and Spanish (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN 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 included in the 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.    
 
    
United Nations Considerations
    
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). 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 At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application.  In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills.  Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.  Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted.   Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

View and apply for this job opening at:  
https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=80296&PostingSeq=1

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (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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