Posting Title : INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title : INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION
Department / Office : United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Duty Station : PANAMA CITY
Posting Period : 11 March 2021 - 30 January 2022
Job Opening Number : 21-Public Information-UNDRR-151337-J-Panama City (A)
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United Nations Core Values : Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries.
Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices.
Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyses action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with U.
N. Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community.
The internship is for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of each office. The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Responsibilities will depend on the individual's background, the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.
Duties may include, but are not limited to â€¢Format content, draft abstracts and summaries. â€¢Research and create resources guide on specific topics.
â€¢Support social media campaigns. â€¢Support to develop communication materials based on good practices, impact example and achievements.
â€¢Support in organization of events and meetings, including Global Platform 2022. â€¢Support the work related the DRR initiatives and campaigns including "Making Cities Resilient", "International Day for Disaster Reduction", "World Tsunami Awareness Day", "Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments" and "International Recovery Platform".
â€¢Support web-search, collecting and organizing information on DRR related subjects and activities by partners. â€¢Support proofreading of documents by partner organizations, â€¢Support development of relevant materials such as flyers and other PR materials.
preparation of audiovisual content. â€¢Assist in editing and drafting messages, biographies, reports and articles. â€¢Support to monitor and identify relevant content for publication on PreventionWeb and other UNDRR websites and social media accounts.
is willing to learn from others â€¢ Places team agenda before personal agenda â€¢ Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position â€¢ Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings Client Orientation : â€¢ Considers all those to whom services are provided to be â€œclients â€ and seeks to see things from clientsâ€™ point of view â€¢ Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect â€¢ Identifies clientsâ€™ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions â€¢ Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clientsâ€™ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems â€¢ Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects â€¢ Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelorâ€™s level or equivalent).
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.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for this internship.
Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Potential candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates who have been identified as potential will be contacted.
Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in. - Top three areas of interest. - Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations upon completion of the internship.
Interns are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and / or illness incurred during an internship.
Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations.
An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member.
and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member's spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). "Sibling" includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child of the spouse of a parent of a staff member (that is, also half- and step-sibling).
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, interns may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises.
The intern must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.
The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.
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 â€œsexual exploitationâ€ 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 â€œsexual abuseâ€ means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
The term â€œsexual harassmentâ€ 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 perpetratorâ€™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 â€œManualsâ€ 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 APPLICANTSâ€™ BANK ACCOUNTS.