Fresher United Nations Field Coordination Intern Careers – UN Resident Coordinator’s Office

Job Title:         Field Coordination Intern
Organisation: UN Resident
Coordinator’s Office
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: UN Area
Coordinator
About US:
The United Nations is an impartial and trusted partner in Uganda,
supporting the Government to achieve its development goals. The United Nations
Country Team (UNCT), is comprised of 22 resident and non-resident UN agencies.
The UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative (RC/RR) leads the UNCT
and is the highest representative of UNDP in Uganda. The RC/RR is also the
Designated Official for security for UN Uganda. The UN Resident Coordinator is
assisted in her coordination role in the field by United Nations Area
Coordinators (UNACs) in the areas where the UN has a strong presence on the
ground. The UNAC system is a UNCT-integrated coordination system at the field
level that convenes UN agency representatives through regular Area Coordination
Team meetings. The UNAC system seeks to accelerate the implementation of
Delivering as One at the field level in Acholi and West Nile, Karamoja and
South West.
Job Summary: The Field
Coordination Intern will support the UN Area Coordinator System in close
collaboration with the UN Field Coordinator based in the UN Resident
Coordinator’s Office.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Under the overall
guidance of the Resident Coordinator and the direct supervision of the UN Area
Coordinator and the RCO Field Coordination and Business Operations Specialist,
the Field Coordination intern(s) will support the UNACs in a wide range of
field coordination-related tasks, including:
  • Organize UN Area Coordination meetings and
    take regular minutes;
  • Follow-up on implementation of action
    points agreed upon during the regular UN area Coordination meetings;
  • Assist the UNAC and the UN Field
    Coordination Officer in compiling related information for field/area-based
    reporting;
  • Share relevant updates from Kampala with
    the field;
  • Draft all correspondences related to UNAC
    activities in the field;
  • Offer secretariat support to the UNAC
    during engagements with various stakeholders;
  • Support the UN Area Coordinator in
    drafting and reporting the UNACs work plans / achievements;
  • Mobilize field staff participation in
    organized field level trainings and events;
  • Draft the UNAC Monthly report to be shared
    to RCO, for review by the Area Coordination Team and UNAC;
  • Support the preparatory activities for the
    observance of the key UN and international days celebrated in the region,
    in coordination with the Field Coordination Officer and UN Communications
    Group;
  • Support UNACs’ in their engagement with
    the Programme Reference Group, Outcome Results Groups and other
    inter-agency groups;
  • Engage with a diverse group of partners
    and close collaboration with all UN entities in the country.
  • Perform other functions/tasks as may be
    assigned to the intern directly by the UNAC or by the RCO Kampala;
Internship training benefits:
  • The intern is expected to develop
    excellent secretariat skills including meeting planning and preparation,
    organization, minute taking and follow up;
  • The intern is expected to learn the
    structures of the UN coordination mechanisms at country level;
  • The intern will have the opportunity to
    participate in various high-level meetings coordinated or organized by the
    UNAC and RCO.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the UN Resident
    Coordinator’s Office Field Coordination Intern should be enrolled in a
    graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or
    higher from a recognized institution) in international development
    studies, international relations, social sciences, political science, law,
    economics, management, or other relevant fields;
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of
    a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or
    equivalent) in any of the fields listed above; and
  • Have graduated with a university degree
    (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the
    internship within one-year of graduation;
  • Candidates must be able to adapt to an
    international, multicultural, multilingual environment, have good
    communication skills and can work in a team;
  • Previous experience from volunteering or
    extra-curricular activities linked to the Vision and Mission of the UN
    would be considered an asset;
  • Language: Fluency in English is
    essential.
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the
    UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision,
    mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
    nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without
    favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Consistently approaches work with
    professionalism, energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong ability to manage
    relationships with diverse stakeholders;
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written
    communication skills, adapting to diverse stakeholders and audiences;
  • Demonstrates strong planning and
    organization skills;
  • Contributes to teamwork within RCO and
    displays flexibility about assigned tasks;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored
    even under pressure;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback
    and differing points of view
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
UN Resident Coordinator’s Office as an Intern should express their interest by
visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 20th April 2017
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