INTERN - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Application deadline in 4 days: Tuesday 11 Aug 2020
This is a I-1 contract. It usually requires 0 years of experience, depending on education. More about I-1 contracts.
Org. Setting and Reporting This internship position is located within the Evaluation Team, Policy Evaluation and Training Division, Department of Peace Operations (DPO). The internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the Office. Interns work for up to five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The internship is UNPAID and can either be full-time or part-time.
In light of the current pandemic, the selected intern may have the option to telecommute for the entire duration of the internship and can do so from their home country. Compliance with UN cybersecurity rules and regulations will be mandatory (ST/SGB/2004/15).
The mandate of the Policy, Evaluation and Training Division (DPET) was established by the General Assembly in its resolution 61/279 and was extended in its resolution 67/287. The functions of the Division are set out in the Secretary-General’s Bulletin on the Organization of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (ST/SGB/2010/1). The Division comprises the Office of the Director (which includes the Evaluation Team and the Partnerships Team), the Integrated Training Service and the Policy and Best Practices Service.
The Evaluation Team provides the Department of Peace Operations with an internal evaluation mechanism to assist in the effective management of field missions including strengthening operational effectiveness and accountability. Evaluation findings inform policy development and training activities, strengthen Headquarters ability to provide strategic guidance to mission leadership, strengthen DPO planning processes and improve feedback on operational issues for troop and police contributing countries, member states, and legislative bodies.
The Evaluation Team is now mandated to support the development, piloting, and implementation of CPAS in all peacekeeping missions; provide ongoing technical and on-the-ground support to the implementation and management of CPAS in missions; to integrate and/or align CPAS with other UN planning, performance assessment, and IT systems to ensure coherence; and institutionalize CPAS as a UN planning and performance tool with supporting policy and guidance.
Responsibilities Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Evaluation Team and direct supervision of the Information Management Officer, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
- Develops data collection, analysis and visualization products. - Carries out statistical analysis of data sets and prepare infographics and Power Point presentations. - Designs and implements data-driven reports and dashboards using Ms Power BI. - Develop data collection applications using Microsoft O365 suite - Sharepoint, PowerApps, Flow (Power Automate) and Ms SQL. - Support with online training on the CPAS application and reporting. - Support with the conception, drafting and production of research papers related to data collection, data storage, Azur Cloud and data-driven reporting using Microsoft paginated report or reporting services. - Assist with the administration of programme surveys, including question design, online implantation, data collection, analysis and visualization. - Help develop technical documentation, guidance on tools and procedures on data collection and data visualization tools. -Performs other duties as required.
Competencies 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 others 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. Identities 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.
TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.
Education To qualify for an internship with the United Nations, one of the following conditions must be met:
(a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in Information and Communications Technology, Information Management, Library and Information Science, Archival Science, or Business Administration, with a demonstrated multi-disciplinary specialization in the topic of data or information management (b) or be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent) in a relevant field.
Work Experience Applicants to the United Nations Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, the field of study should be closely related to the type of internship you are applying for. Please explain how your experience meets this criterion using examples. Outstanding problem solving, research skills, especially analysis and presentation skills are desirable. Time management skills are also desirable. Applicants should have a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter. Applicants should have an ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs which includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.
Assessment Applicants are encouraged to clearly indicate their areas of interests and highlight their specific skills and/or experience in their cover note. They are asked to do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both themselves and the receiving UN department. Potential candidates may be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration.
Special Notice To apply:
A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. To complete an online application, please create and complete a personal history profile (PHP) and a cover letter in the UN e-Recruitment system (careers.un.org). Please ensure that you indicate your proficiency in the English language in your PHP. Please note that incomplete applications with not be reviewed.
The cover note should include:
(1) Title of the degree currently being pursued by the applicant and the specific subjects taken;
(2) List the IT skills and data and software programmes that you are proficient in;
(3) Explain how an internship with the Peace Operations in the United Nations fits within your career plans and why you would be the best candidate for this team. Please note that due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences (if any), education, skills, languages and three references.
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.
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