【联合国人权事务高级专员办事处】Internship - Human Rights (Investigation Support)地点:GENEVA,日内瓦(可远程实习)

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Internship - Human Rights (Investigation Support)

部门:联合国人权事务高级专员办事处

地点:GENEVA,日内瓦(可远程实习)

实习期:3-6个月

语言要求:英语流利,掌握俄语将被视为加分项

申请日期:2021年5月6日-8月4日

详情链接:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=155036&Lang=en-US

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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 Investigation Support Unit (ISU) of the Emergency Response Section (ERS). Located in the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), which is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of OHCHR's country engagement strategies, the Emergency Response Section coordinates rapid response activities and provides specialized technical and operational support to field presences, geographic sections and OHCHR leadership in the areas of peace missions, early warning and preparedness, fact-finding, investigation, establishment of investigative bodies and human rights in humanitarian action.

Situated within the Emergency Response Section, the Investigation Support Unit (ISU) conceptualises all types of investigative bodies, rapid deployment missions, including humanitarian emergency response missions and provides strategic expert advice on rapid deployment missions and human rights investigation to geographic sections. Its staff participates in the investigations of Commissions of Inquiry and Fact-Finding Missions mandated by the Human Rights Council or by other UN organs, or also in rapid deployment missions established under the general mandate of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Furthermore, the Unit ensures OHCHR’s preparedness for rapid response in terms of financial resources (OHCHR Contingency Fund), logistics (operational equipment reserve) and human resources by managing and training the members of the Office's internal stand-by roster and by maintaining lists of external high level personalities and experts. The Investigation Support Unit also conducts field missions; and provides operational and technical support to OHCHR field presences. Investigation Support Unit has established a Start-up team to start the operationalisation of the HRC Resolution A/HRC/46/20 of 23 March 2021 on Belarus.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the overall direction of the Head of Section and general guidance the Head of Unit the intern reports to the Coordinator of the Start-up Team on Belarus. This assignment shall be offered for an initial period of three (3) months, renewable for a combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, with an initial commencement date ranging/starting from May 2021 to May 2022.

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.

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.

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.

Applicants should indicate their present matriculation status and period of availability in the application cover letter.

Responsibilities


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 Human Rights (Investigation Support) intern will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to assisting with coordination activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights projects and/activities within the assigned area and, in particular, the intern may: help conduct substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and asses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region or country; collect and analyses human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific data and indicators; provide support to the Start-up Team on Belarus. Other tasks will consist of supporting the implementation of the Resolution A/HRC/46/20 of 23 March 2021 and the setting up of the Fact-Finding Mission on Belarus. Help ensure that human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions considerations, are integrated into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme; Draft reports, communications, briefings, statements, et cetera; and perform other related duties requested by the supervisor, as appropriate.

Competencies


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.

Education


To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of submission, be a graduate or enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or, be a graduate or enrolled 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 on the date specified in the Acceptance letter.

APPLICANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAMME.

Languages


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English required. Strong knowledge of Russian would be an advantage.

Assessment


Incomplete applications/personal history profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. Investigation Support Unit 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 in the human rights issues, including their political, ethnic, racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions and, particularly in the work of the Emergency Response Section;

-Indicate the scheduled graduation for university study currently underway or more or actual graduation date for recently obtained degree;

-Indicate information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient;

-Specify your period of availability and earliest commencement date; and

-Provide three references in support of submission.

Download the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which is available for the hearing impaired, in the official United Nations working languages at:

For English click here on https://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Language.aspx?LangID=eng, 

for French click here on https://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Language.aspx?LangID=frn

Special Notice


FAMILY RELATIONS: 

Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. For the purpose of participation in the internship programme, "child" means: (a) the child of a staff member; (b) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); or (c) the son- or daughter-in-law of a staff member. "Sibling" includes a half-sibling or step-sibling.

CONDITIONS AND TERMS: 

Download the Secretariat UN Internship programme administrative policy in either of the Organization's official working languages (i.e. English and French) at: http://undocs.org/ST/AI/2020/1

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

You may view the full list of United Nations Secretariat employment opportunities at: https://careers.un.org. Qualified individuals who have created an Inspira account may apply directly at: https://inspira.un.org/

WORKING HOURS: 

Interns must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located. Working hours shall not exceed 5 days per week (40 hours), including one hour lunch break.