Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Org. Setting and Reporting:
This internship is located in the Bangkok Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The incumbent will report to an Editorial Assistant and the Head of Office.
Background: Currently ReliefWeb is based on Drupal, with content served via an API. The incumbent will evaluate implementation options for the redesign and functional revamp of ReliefWeb’s Training section at reliefweb.int/training. The OCHA Internship is for a minimum duration of three months with an opportunity for extension up to six months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours).
Candidates must be medically insured; able to obtain necessary visas and arrange travel to the United Nations ESCAP, as well as cover the cost of travel, accommodation and living expenditure for the duration of the internship. For further information, please consult the United Nations Secretariat internship website at: https://careers.un.org.
Help implement the functional and visual redesign of the training section: www.reliefweb.int/training. You will be required to create attractive, high quality responsive designs for multiple languages, ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and evaluate implementation options.
Create design artifacts in various levels of fidelity from wireframes to polished visual design and detailed specifications. Participate in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including product ideation and definition, UI design, and user research and testing.
Help develop new user-facing features and create prototypes of the new training section, including features such as a humanitarian calendar and ‘related content’ from other sections of the site.
Assist in producing wireframes, user flows and/or concept note for planned mobile apps.
Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders on interaction design and visual design. Assure that all user input is validated before submitting it to the back end.
Maintain coding documentation and follow best practices.
Redesign training submission form and collaborate to help improve posting workflow.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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:
Ability to understand business goals and the target audience is desirable.
Strong understanding of user interface design, user experience and information architecture. Familiarity with developing user flows and mobile UI/UX is an advantage.
Knowledge of content management systems is desirable.
Knowledge of Drupal is an advantage.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme; however any practical and academic experience on humanitarian issues including humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming is an asset. Research interest and published work on these or/and any related areas is desirable.
Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.
Hiring Managers will conduct reviews of PHPs and contact applicants 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:
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
HOW TO APPLY:
Link to internship opening: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=69642