UN No Experience Intern – Administration Jobs – The Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS)

Job Title:                 Intern – Administration
Organization: The Office of
the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number: 17-Administration-RSCE-87473-J-Entebbe
(T)
About UNOMS:
The Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services
(UNOMS) is the informal component of the system of the administration of
justice in the United Nations. It is the primary recourse mechanism for
resolving workplace concerns in the United Nations and acts as an alternative
to the formal complaints mechanism. The Office has seven regional branches in
Bangkok, Geneva, Entebbe, Goma, Nairobi, Santiago and Vienna, each headed by a
Regional Ombudsman, and has a Mediation Service at Headquarters which serves
staff of the United Nations such as UNICEF, UNDP, UNOPS, UNFPA, UN Women and
UNHCR.
Job Summary:  The Intern will support the Office of the
United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) in carrying out their
respective areas of work.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
·        
Support to Outreach and Advocacy: Under
the supervision of the Ombudsman the intern will assist with outreach
activities such as preparing and editing texts, articles and presentations.
·        
Support to preparing data and preparing
reports:
Under the supervision of the Ombudsman, the intern will assist
in the intake and follow-up of cases including the compilation of statistics
and the preparation of regular monthly reports.
·        
Carry out research: Under the
supervision of the Ombudsman, the intern will assist in conducting research and
help develop training in areas of conflict resolution, negotiation and
consensus building.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the Office of the United
Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) Research Assistant Intern job
opportunity must currently be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second
university degree or equivalent, or higher);
·        
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a
first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
·        
We are looking for applicants with a background
in law, international relations, administration, conflict resolution, public
relations, training for adults, social sciences or related fields. Applicants
are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the
programme. However, work experience in relevant areas is an asset.
·        
Candidates who are selected, must commence the
internship programme either prior to graduation or within one year of
graduation from an academic programme as described in (1) and (2) above.
·        
Languages:
Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme.
Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of an additional official UN
language is an asset.
Personal Competencies:
·        
Professionalism: Demonstrated
understanding of conflict resolution and the functioning of international organizations.
Ability to keep matters confidential and exercise good discretion in using
information. Conscientiousness in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and
achieving results. Applicant is motivated by professional rather than personal
concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges
and remains calm in stressful situations. Applicant is/can become familiar with
Office software, actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the
office. Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with
colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve
organizational goals; Applicant 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.Shows pride in
work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of
subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments,
observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather
than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or
challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.Takes responsibility for
incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women
and men in all areas of work.
·        
Communication: Ability to draft
clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills. Listens to
others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way
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.
·        
Planning and Organizing: Ability to
establish priorities, to coordinate one’s own work plan and meet deadlines.
Applicant adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time
and resources for completing work. Develops clear goals that are consistent
with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts
priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for
completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Special Notice
Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile)
is required. Applicants are encouraged to clearly indicate their preferences
and highlight their specific skills and/or experience in their cover note. They
are asked to do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship
for both themselves and the receiving UN department. The Cover Note must
include:
·        
Title of degree you are currently pursuing
·        
Graduation date (when you will be
graduating/graduated from the programme)
·        
IT skills and programmes that you are proficient
in. Explain why you are the best candidate for this internship
·        
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
NB: 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Regional Service Centre at Entebbe (RSCE) in the aforementioned
capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website
and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 3rd November
2017

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