工作地点：Brussels 截止日期：03 September , 2021
Org. Setting and Reporting
The mandate and work of the office derives from General Assembly resolution 51/77 and subsequent General Assembly resolutions, as well as successive Security Council resolutions on children and armed conflict. The role of the SRSG-CAAC is to strengthen the protection of children affected by armed conflict, raise awareness, promote the collection of information about the plight of children affected by war and foster international cooperation to improve their protection.
The internship in the Europe Liaison Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) is for six months, although a shorter period of time would also be considered. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, internship candidates should be prepared to telecommute from their current place of residence. The internship is UNPAID, full-time and located in Brussels. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Head of the Europe Liaison Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.
Within the delegated authority the Political Affairs Intern will perform the following duties:
- Conduct research and reference searches on various issues related to the children and armed conflict mandate, including on political and security developments and humanitarian issues
- Monitor and report on EU policies, initiatives and processes relevant to the children and armed conflict mandate
- Attend and take notes at conferences and meetings
- Assist in servicing conferences and meetings
- Assist in preparing reports, concept papers, policy documents, talking points, articles and other materials
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Professionalism: Ability to monitor and analyze political, operational and security developments. Ability to research and compile background materials, draft and edit written material in English and French. Ability to prioritize and manage time and resources efficiently and effectively. Familiarity in the use of various electronic resources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to serve as note-taker at meetings and /or produce summary reports. Use of tact in and ability to handle confidential information on sensitive political issues with due discretion. Awareness of the work of the United Nations including the Security Council and interest in conflict affected countries.
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.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(1) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
(2) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent).
Candidates should be computer literate in standard software applications. They should also have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and have demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
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.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French are required. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
Title of degree you are currently pursuing
Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
List your top three areas of interest.
Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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
“In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.”
Please do NOT plan or initiate any travel or report to UNHQ until you are told to report in