Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship is located in the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies Section (SGB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna (Austria).
The intern will work under the direct supervision of Professional staff of the Branch.
The Governing Bodies of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
The Secretariat to the Governing Bodies (SGB) acts as an interface between the Commissions, their subsidiary bodies and UNODC.
It is the main contact point for representatives of Member States and permanent missions in Vienna concerning matters pertaining to the work and the competence of the Commissions.
For more information on UNODC, please visit the following website : www.unodc.org
More information on the work of the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies can be found on the following website : www.unodc.
org / unodc / en / commissions / index.html?ref menuside
The intern shall undertake the following duties which may include, but are not limited to :
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
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 :
b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation
OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS HAS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION)
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme, but are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their application.
Applicants must have a keen demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the purposes and principles of the Organization as reflected in the Charter.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency is required.
Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration.
Duration : This internship position is for a period of 3 months, starting on 4 March 2019 until 31 May 2019.
This internship is unpaid. The intern will work five days per week (40 hours).
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
In your Personal History Profile, please make sure to include all past work experience, IT skills, and three references.
Applicants must attach to their application documentary evidence of matriculation to a university degree programme in a graduate / post-
graduate school during the planned period of internship with UNODC / SGB (i.e. an official letter of confirmation from a university) or proof of graduation within a one-year period.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.
The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-
link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11 : 59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.