INTERN - HUMAN RESOURCES / TALENT MANAGEMENT [Temporary]
New York City
Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship is located in the Resident Coordinator System Leadership Branch of the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO), based in New York.
The UN Resident Coordinator (RC) is the highest ranking representative of the UN development system at the country level. RCs lead UN Country Teams and coordinate UN support to countries in implementing the 2030 Agenda. They are the designated representatives of – and report to – the UN Secretary-General.
The RC System Leadership Branch is responsible for ensuring that the UN System has the right RC in the right place at the right time; that RCs are diverse in terms of gender, geographic origin, language, and professional background; and that RCs perform according to expectations.
The Intern reports to the Senior Talent Management Coordinator.
This internship is for an initial period of six months.
The internship is UNPAID. The intern may be engaged on a full-time or a part-time basis. The intern may report to office in person in New York, USA or may be engaged remotely.
The intern will work with team members from the talent management pillar and will undertake the following duties:
• Conduct research on and assist in organizing outreach and talent scouting activities targeting potential candidates for the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) Talent Pipeline and RC positions currently working in UN System entities, Member States, civil society organizations and the private sector, with a focus on ensuring gender and geographical diversity.
• Assist in collating lessons learned from the 2022 selection process for the RC/HC Talent Pipeline and identify new channels and ideas to (i) address the existing talent gap in the current RC Pool, with respect to experience, language skills, gender balance and geographical diversity; (ii) expand the outreach/sourcing efforts to attract and target senior leadership talents; and (iii) enhance the existing assessment tools to better assess candidates’ competencies and to minimize any bias in the selection process.
• Support in designing a mechanism to maintain the RC Pool up-to-date and in conducting a clean-up exercise of the pool to gauge pool members’ continued interest and availability to serve as an RC.
• Support in designing a knowledge management system to effectively organize, maintain, archive and share information with the appropriate stakeholders.
• Assist in drafting and preparing background documentation, presentations, guidelines or reports related to the RC/HC Talent Pipeline, RC Pool, or RC selection, as appropriate.
• Perform other duties, as required.
Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
Teamwork: solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. 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.
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, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).
•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.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.Languages
For internship positions fluency in English is required. Any other language requirements can be indicated by the hiring offices as needed.Assessment
Considered candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further assessment.Special Notice
A completed online application (Cover Note, Personal History Profile as well as proof of enrolment and/or graduation) 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 general and this assignment in particular.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Do not forget to attach your proof of enrolment or graduation.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.
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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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.
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