Intern - Information Systems & Communication Technology

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Incheon, South Korea

Skill Required:, IT and ICTMedia and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
Internship
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th June, 2021


Job Description

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) was inaugurated on 16 June 2006 as a regional institute of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and is located in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other internationally agreed development goals, the Centre’s objective is to build and strengthen the capacity of members and associate members of ESCAP to leverage information and communication (ICT) for the purpose of socio-economic development. APCICT’s work is focused on training, knowledge sharing, and multi-stakeholder dialogue and partnership.
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) internship is for 2 months with an opportunity for extension up to 6 months, pending on the needs of the department.
The internship is UNPAID and fulltime.
Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide assistance in improving the functionality of the website and e-learning portal
  •  Support the development e-learning content by using relevant software applications
  •  Undertake various researches as directed by the Supervisor by collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources
  •  Assist in administrative and substantive support to meetings and conferences, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics etc
  • Provide support for computer information systems and applications;
  •  Perform other duties as directed by the Supervisor

COMPETENCIES

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

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology
  • Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
  • Shows willingness to learn new technology

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:

  •  be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  •  have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
  •  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

LANGUAGES

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Source:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=147415


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