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INTERN - CRIME PREVENTION & CRIMINAL JUSTICE [Temporary]

LA PAZ

Org. Setting and Reporting

The objective of the internship is to assist the Programme Unit of COBOL in its regular tasks of monitoring ongoing projects, as well as to support the process of drafting concept notes of new initiatives at the country and sub-country levels. The intern is expected to provide insightful feedback and contributions to the conception, research and design stages of project development, with a focus on fulfilling local needs and aligning UNODC proposals to the 2030 Agenda as well as to the dynamics of the donor environment. At the end of the internship, he or she will have gained sound knowledge of UNODC’s mandate and its approach to country-level assistance in the framework of its global strategies and the Development Agenda.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Representative and the National Programme Officer, the intern will assist the Programme Unit in the design and the drafting stages of project proposals for Bolivia, particularly in the fields of crime prevention and alternative development. In addition, the intern will be asked to provide project managers with day-to-day assistance related to project activities and management, including attending and servicing conferences and workshops, supporting technical project implementation and reporting on project progress and relevant meetings.

Daily Assignments:
•Support in preparing background information for relevant themes with the aim of informing dimensions of new interventions.
•Assist the Representative and the National Programme Officer in servicing conferences, workshops, and other bodies, including preparation of workshop and background materials.
•Support the technical implementation of all project activities and report on the progress to the project manager and project specialist.
•Assist the Representative and the National Programme Officer in the development of technical assistance activities.
•In consultation with the Representative, he or she may participate in and report on relevant coordination meetings, as required.
•Perform any other duties as required by the Representative and the National Programme Officer within the scope of his/her substantive qualifications.
. Support the Country Office in the process of programme/project development and implementation, in particular by providing inputs and/or drafting relevant sections of project or activities proposals or reports.

Learning elements:
After a three-months assignment, the intern will have gained experience in research and data collection methodologies, project/programme development and implementation and will have become more familiar with terminology, tools and practices used at the UNODC.

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 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.

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); 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)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); 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)

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 work experience. They can be encouraged to list their work experience however

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English and Spanish, i.e. oral and written proficiency is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration.

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.

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.

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 Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Location: LA PAZ
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Legal - Broad
    • Drugs, Crime and Human trafficking
    • Peace and Development
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-25

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