INTERN - HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS

OCHA, New York, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th May, 2020


Job Description

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.

Responsibilities

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:

  •  Research financial and economic issue impacting to humanitarian needs
  •  Supporting data gathering and compiling
  •  Assistance in drafting and preparing analytical documents
  •  Attending and summarizing conference calls and meetings
  •  Document and internet research, including providing analytical summaries
  •  Any other work as required

Competencies

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.

Education

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: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); (c) or have completed an academic degree, preferably in the area of economics, international relations, social sciences, or a related field;
  •  Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  •  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 a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

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.
Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:

  •  Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
  •  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.

Sourcehttps://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=135906


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