INTERN - DRUG CONTROL & CRIME PREVENTION [Temporary]

La Paz

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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office Bolivia, Programme Unit internship is for six months.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Programme Officer and in close cooperation with staff members in the Programme Unit.

Responsibilities

The UNODC Country Office Bolivia seeks an intern to work in its Programme Unit in the area of crime prevention and criminal justice. The intern will cooperate closely with colleagues from the Programme Unit, and work under the guidance and supervision of the National Programme Officer. The intern will engage with a variety of topics related to crime prevention, criminal justice and comprehensive development, with a specific focus on partnership building for the implementation of the Country Programme 2016-2020. The position will be closely related to advancing the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in Bolivia through the work of the UNODC Country Office.

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and may include, but are not limited to, assistance in:
•Development of new programmatic and funding proposals.
•Implementation, monitoring and follow-up of UNODC’s Country Programme 2016-2020 in crime prevention and criminal justice, as well as comprehensive development.
•Advocacy, including event preparation, speech-writing, content development for the website and press releases.
•Background research.
•Drafting and preparing official documents.
•Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings.

Competencies

The United Nations Core Competencies include:

•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.

•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.

Education

To qualify for the position, the following conditions must be met:

•Applicants must have graduated with a university degree (minimum Bachelor equivalent) in criminology, law, development cooperation, political science, or related fields and, if selected, must commence the internship at the latest within a one year period of leaving university;

•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 are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish is required for the internship. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Assessment

Telephone or Skype-based skill and competency interview.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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 At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: United Nations Secretariat
  • Location: La Paz
  • Grade: I-1
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-20