Internship - International Monitoring System Division
|Division:||International Monitoring System Division|
|Type of Appointment:||Internship|
|Date of Issuance:||31 October 2022|
|Deadline for Applications:|| |
Please note that all candidates should adhere to CTBTO Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity.
The CTBTO awards a limited number of internships to university students and recent graduates from diverse academic background. Its purpose is to provide a learning and development experience in a field related to the Commission’s activities specialized in various professional fields. Interns usually work on specific practical assignments. Opportunities for internships are available subject to the current needs of the individual divisions within the CTBTO.
The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria is the international organization setting up the global verification system foreseen under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which is the treaty banning any nuclear-weapon-test explosion or any other nuclear explosion. The Treaty provides for a global verification regime, including a network of 337 stations worldwide, a communications system, an international data centre and on-site inspections to monitor compliance.
The International Monitoring System Division (IMS) is a technical division that applies engineering and science to develop, install, certify, maintain and sustain stations around the world as well as related analysis products. The monitoring stations are based on four different sensor technologies (seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide).
Duties and Responsibilties
Under the overall supervision of the responsible Section Chief, and/or in coordination with the responsible Officer, to:
- Assist with the definition, review or enhancement of the scope of work for projects within the Division;
- Contribute to technical or programmatic research;
- In collaboration with assigned project staff, support project planning and execution to achieve project goals;
- Support the development of station documentation and standard operation procedures;
- Assist in developing contracts status reports;
- Assist in developing a contracts management filing system;
- Assist in developing SOW (Statements of Work), ToR (Terms of Reference) for the facilities management systems maintenance (Building Management Systems (BMS);
- Assist with the preparation of briefing materials and reports, including relevant documentation;
- Assist in development of maintenance and logistics monitoring tools;
- Provide assistance in IMS-relevant data collection from internal and external stakeholders;
- Undertake other duties as assigned.
Education and Qualifications
- Candidates for an internship must be at least 18 years of age and no more than 35 years of age;
- At the time of application, the applicant must have completed at least two years of full-time study that will lead to the award of a degree in scientific, engineering or technical field;
- Applications may be accepted up to two years after completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
- Strong analytical skills are essential;
- A very good knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is an asset;
- Knowledge of business reporting and analysis tools is an asset;
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Visio is desirable.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential;
- Knowledge of other official CTBTO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is desirable.
- Professionalism – Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
- Planning and Organizing – Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
- Communication – 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Internship opportunities occur throughout the year and assignments are filled as required by the CTBTO. Due to the volume of applications received, correspondence will be maintained only with those candidates that are under consideration. Thank you for your understanding.
An intern is neither a staff member nor an official of the Commission. An intern who is a non-Austrian citizen is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and for complying with local laws concerning police registration.
- All applications must be submitted through the CTBTO e-Recruitment system.
- Incomplete applications and submission of employment history in formats other than the CTBTO Employment Information Form will not be considered.
- The CTBTO Preparatory Commission retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy; to make an appointment with a modified job description, or to offer a contract term for a shorter duration than indicated in the vacancy announcement.
- Please note that the CTBTO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
- Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process or be requested to provide performance assessments.