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UNAIDS Internship – Brussels Office

UNAIDS Internship – Brussels Office

Brussels – UNAIDS Representation to the EU (Place Victor Horta 40/10, 1060 Brussels)

Minimum four months, and extendable to a maximum of six months upon mutual agreement.

Apply by:
30 November 2019


UNAIDS has nominated a Representative to the EU, tasked to strategically position HIV within the different EU policy frameworks for subsequent access to relevant financial institutional instruments; in the process enhancing visibility of the HIV response and UNAIDS within EU and among representatives of the donor countries in Brussels, as well as developing wide-ranging strategic partnerships. As such, UNAIDS has reopened an office in Brussels, July 2019.

Summary of the position:
The intern is expected to obtain hands-on experiences on the work undertaken by the UNAIDS Brussels office, in terms of advocacy, policy analysis and influencing, and strategic partnership.

Scope of activities:
The intern will develop knowledge in and acquire practical experience by supporting the following activities of the UNAIDS office in Brussels:

1. Developing and updating fact sheets and background documentation to serve as input for meetings, including through desk review of relevant documents and websites.
2. Updating a strategic data management system on strategic information and contact persons within EU and partners.
3. Supporting the organization of courtesy calls and meetings by UNAIDS leadership, senior management and thematic leads.
4. Facilitating liaison with the UNAIDS teams in Geneva.
5. Performing other related duties as required.

What UNAIDS offers:
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. As such, interns are fully involved in the diverse aspects of the UNAIDS work at the UNAIDS representation to the EU. 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:
UNAIDS is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic young bachelor student, who, as part of the course they are following, would like to spend time with UNAIDS in its newly set-up UNAIDS office 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);

• Excellent command of English, in speech and writing (necessity), as well as at French (Desirable);

• 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.

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.

Who are we?
UNAIDS, established in 1996, is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. It does so by inspiring global, regional, national and local leadership, innovation and partnership between governments, private sector and communities to deliver life-saving HIV services. More specifically, UNAIDS provides strategic direction, advocacy, coordination and technical support; placing people living with HIV and people affected by the virus at the centre of designing, delivering and monitoring the AIDS response; while advocating for addressing the legal and policy barriers to the AIDS response.

The internship of UNAIDS may be remunerated, subject to availability of funds and as per rules and regulations of UNAIDS. Applicants should be minimum 20 years of age. The minimum appointment needs to be 12 consecutive weeks. Applicants need to specify in the application whether the candidate is likely to receive funding or a scholarship from an outside source.

The Intern will be based in the UNAIDS Office as part of 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 UNAIDS

Desired starting date
Please make sure to indicate your availability in terms of starting date(s) and length of the 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 UNAIDSstaff member (son/daughter or brother/sister);

• 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 UNAIDS 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);

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

• will provide copy of national identity or passport

• will provide a certificate of good health • will provide a copy of cv

• has registered CV on UNAIDS e-recruit

• 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 UNAIDS.

If you are interested in working with UNAIDS, please send your expression of interest and CV to:

Assistant MER-EDR
[email protected]
tel +41227915080


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