Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
The intern will work with UN Environment-Latin America and the Caribbean Office’s, under the supervision of the Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Regional Disasters and Conflicts Subprogramme Coordinator and the activities to be carried out within the framework of this internship are :
Two interns are sought for each six-month internship period. The position is advertised for 12 months to cover two internship rotations.
Candidates should make clear in their cover letters which rotation they wish to be considered for (July 2018 or January 2019).
Due consideration will be given to the complementarity of the final candidates, in terms of skills, technical and regional knowledge and interests.
Candidates may arrive in July 2018 to ensure a handover with the current interns, who finish their internships in August 2018.
Core Competencies : Communication :
Client Orientation :
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements :
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Be computer literate in standard software applications.
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.
The candidate should have strong analytical skills, and sound knowledge of Disaster Management, Humanitarian Affairs, Environmental Management, Geography, Waste Management, Chemical Engineering, Water Engineering or Industrial Safety preffered or other *demonstrably* relevant field of study.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Spanish are required. French is desirable. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Your application for this internship must include :
1. A Completed application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
2.Proof of enrollment (click on link to access and attach to your application : http : / / unon.org / content / internship-programme),
3. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
Due to a 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, 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.