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UNOCHA 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 effort.
Job Opening Number : 18-Public Information-OCHA-101212-J-Abuja (A)
Location : Abuja
Job Code Title : INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION
Department / Office : Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Staffing Exercise : N / A
United Nations Core Values : Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship will be situated within OCHA ReliefWeb office based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the intern will be under the general guidance of the Editorial Assistant with a directing reporting line to the Head of ReliefWeb office.
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, starting on 1 August 2018.
advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to :
Assisting in the preparation of briefing materials / pack for high-level or donor missions;Supporting the flow of information between the country office and sub-
offices;Performing other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.
Client Orientation :
keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
To qualify for an internship with the UN Internship programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements :
orHave graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. The University degree must be in the area of communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or in a related field.
Work Experience :
Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and / or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, is an asset.
have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Knowledge of another UN official language would be an advantage.
Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.
A complete online application (Cover note included in the PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The cover Note must include :
Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
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.
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