No Experience Intern – Administration Job Opportunities – Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS)

– Administration
Organization: Office
of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-RSCE-101947-J-Entebbe (M)
About US:
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,
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. Daily responsibilities will depend on the
individual’s background. This internship is for six (6) months with an
opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the Office.  Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under
the supervision of a staff member in the Department or Office to which they are
assigned. The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under
the supervision of the Ombudsman the intern will:
  • Support to Outreach and Advocacy
  • Assist with outreach activities such as preparing and editing texts,
    articles and presentations.
  • Support to preparing data and preparing reports
  • Assist in the intake and follow-up of cases including the
    compilation of statistics and the preparation of regular monthly reports.
  • Conducting research and help develop training in areas of conflict
    resolution, negotiation and consensus building.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    at Entebbe (RSCE) Internship – Administration job placement must 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);
  • 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).
  • Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year
    of graduation shall not be accepted.
  • 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.
  • Languages:  English and French are the working
    languages of the United Nations Secretariat. 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.
  • 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.
  • Planning and Organizing: 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
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 Office of the United
Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) in the aforementioned capacity
should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and
clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 29th August 2018
For more of the
latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.comor
find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *