Posting Title: INTERN – Human Resources, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: Chief Executives Board
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 10 May 2022 – 24 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Administration-CEB-180942-J-Geneva (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Secretariat of the Chief Executives Board (CEB) is an inter-agency entity responsible for supporting the work of the CEB, the highest-level coordination forum of the United Nations system. The Secretariat also supports the work of the CEB’s high level committees: High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and High-level Committee on Management (HLCM). It is co-located in New York and Geneva.
The position for an intern on Human Resources Management is located in the Geneva office and aimed at
providing support for the work of the Human Resources Network, composed of the HR Directors of all UN System
The CEB internship is for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of the department.
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.
Under the overall direction and supervision of the Senior Inter-Agency Advisor on Human Resources Management, the Intern is expected to perform the following tasks:
1- Providing support in information collection and analysis, research and benchmarking of Human Resources and other relevant management topics;
2- Providing substantive and administrative support in the preparation, organization and servicing of HR, Finance and / or Procurement Network sessions and those of the High-level Committee on Management;
3- Drafting of communications and providing project management support in ongoing initiatives of HR Network Working Groups and initiatives, and support for enhancing the Network’s communication and experience exchange through online communication and platforms.
4- Providing substantive and administrative support in the preparation, organization and servicing of HR Network sessions and those of the High-level Committee on Management;
5- Undertaking other duties as may be required.
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 the 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.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations, 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).
Interested candidates must be pursuing or pursued their degree in areas related to this Job Opening.
In addition, interested candidates must:
– Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point);
– 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.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
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