Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Org. Setting and Reporting
This job opening announcement is for the internship with the Humanitarian Financing Strategy and Analysis (HFSA) Section, Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division (HFRMD), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
The internship is UNPAID and full time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the general guidance of a primary supervisor in HFSA/HFRMD/
The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, beginning at a mutually agreed time.
Due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions the internship may be conducted remotely.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
Professionalism: Possesses excellent research and analytical skills; 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: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is desirable. Please explain below how your experience meets this criterion using examples.
Applicants must be a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a degree.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
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.