Intern

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs


Position description

Work Location

Geneva, with a possibility of working remotely.

Expected duration

June – December 2024

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities • Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to supporting LDU team activities, projects and general responsibilities and work of the of the Unit. • In particular, the intern assists in the design and preparation of learning opportunities on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief, and related issues • Assists in the coordination of communities of practice (CoPs) • Contributes to the preparation of communication material, e.g. brochures, posters and newsletters. • Helps develop and maintain learning resource information on OCHALearn, OCHAinews and OCHA’s SharePoint. • Responds to various inquiries and information requests internally and externally for staff learning opportunities. • Assists in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, webinars, etc. to facilitate learning. • Assists in establishing and maintaining platforms and systems for OCHA staff development courses and training providers. • Assists in tracking, monitoring and reporting on learning activities through learning management systems and other data collection methods. • Performs tasks as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

Qualifications/special skills

Applicants must be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or, be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent). No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship. Applicants must be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or, be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent). Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage. 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.

Languages

English and French are the official working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Additional Information

Not available.

Intern Specific text

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.

Application instructions

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