Internship - Human Rights (National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms), I (Temporary Job Opening)
U.N.Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
工作地点：Geneva 截止日期：06 January , 2021
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.
This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments with the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section (NIRMS). National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) perform core protection issues, such as the prevention of torture and degrading treatment, summary executions, arbitrary detention and disappearances, or the protection of human rights defenders and have an equally important role in advancing all aspects of the rule of law, including with regard to the judiciary, law enforcement agencies and the correctional system. In addition, National Human Rights Institutions contribute to effective Parliaments (ideally with a Human Rights body), strong and dynamic civil society organizations, alert and responsive media, school systems with human rights education programmes at all levels and, generally, a society encouraging the objective of a universal culture of human rights.
Located within the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section works closely with and supports the establishment and strengthening of National Human Rights Institutions and Regional Human Rights Mechanisms with an aim of supporting them in the implementation of their broad mandates to promote and protect human rights.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the overall guidance of the Chief of Section, the intern reports to the Human Rights Officer in the work unit. The assignment shall be for an initial period of three (3) months, renewable for a combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and a scheduled commencement date during the first quarter of the coming year, ranging/starting from February 2020 to February 2021.
This internship is an UNPAID and full-time engagement that provides a framework through which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations by way of their service within Secretariat entities. Applicants should have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs - which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR PRESENT MATRICULATION STATUS AND PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE APPLICATION COVER LETTER.
The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.
Daily responsibilities of the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section intern will depend on the individual's background and, as set out in the High Commissioner's priority work aims and objectives, duties may include but are not limited to assisting in facilitating the mainstreaming of the work on National Human Rights Institutions, and in particular, the intern may: Support functions related to the Global Alliance of National Human Rights (GANHRI) and its Sub-Committee on Accreditation web-page; Assist in research regarding National Human Rights Institutions functions and practices; Support the organization and implementation of seminars, workshops and/or training activities on National Human Rights Institutions at the national, regional or global levels, as directed; Assist in the preparation of training and information materials concerning National Human Rights Institutions.
In addition to the specific responsibilities outlined above, the intern assists in supporting a variety of initiatives aimed at further strengthening the relationship between OHCHR, National Human Rights Institutions and Regional Mechanisms; Provide assistance throughout the sessions of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and its mechanisms and mandates (i.e. Universal Periodic Review); Assist in implementing the Section's work plan throughout the internship; and Perform other tasks as directed by the Chief of Section or supervisor, as appropriate
PROFESSIONALISM: 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.
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.
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.
To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme applicants must, at the time of their submission, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master's degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree), preferably in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or a related field, OR have graduated with a university degree as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period from the date of graduation.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English or French is required, knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).
Incomplete applications/personal history profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section hiring managers will directly contact short-listed applicants for an interview. For this reason, in the application cover letter it is important that you:
-Specify your general interest in OHCHR, including national and/or regional human rights institutions or mechanisms or the work of the Section;
-Indicate recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation for university study currently underway;
-Specify your period of availability and earliest commencement date; and
-Indicate information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.
IN ADDITION TO SPECIFYING THREE REFERENCES IN THE SUBMISSION, APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO SUMMARIZE THEIR PRIMARY THEMATIC AND/OR GEOGRAPHICAL PILLARS AREA(S) OF INTEREST IN THE APPLICATION COVER LETTER
FAMILY RELATIONS | A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, "child" means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member's spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). "Sibling" includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS | Download the terms and conditions of the Internship programme in either of the United Nations’ official working languages (English and French) at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2014/1
APPLICATION PROCESS | Qualified individuals who have already establish an Inspira account may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: https://careers.un.org
WORKING HOURS | Interns must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located though not exceeding five days per week (35 hours).