Intern – Political Affairs

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament

The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) assists countries in the region to achieve their peace, security, and disarmament goals, through provision of substantive support; coordination of activities at the sub-regional, regional and international levels; and information sharing on global and regional activities. The Centre is mandated to provide, on request, substantive support for…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Temporary
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive / Monthly
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    Job Level : Intern
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    Job Experience : Not Required
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jul 07, 2021

Job Description

The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) is seeking suitably qualified interns. UN internships are for a minimum period of two months and may be extended to a maximum of six months, depending on the needs of UNRCPD and the willingness of applicant.

UNRCPD is part of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and located in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Regional Centre assists countries in Asia and the Pacific in achieving their peace, security and disarmament goals, through provision of substantive support, coordination of activities at sub-regional, regional and international levels, and information sharing on global and regional activities. According to its mandate, UNRCPD provides countries of the region, on request, aid and support for implementation of international agreements aimed preventing and combating illegal flows of conventional arms, promoting dialogue and confidence-building on global and regional issues related to arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, addressing challenges to peace and security through engaging women and youth and promoting peace and disarmament education. To this end, the Regional Centre organizes seminars, workshops and trainings.

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a professional staff member in the Centre to whom they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the intern’s assigned office, as well as the internship period. Interns shall undertake the following duties which may include, but are not limited to:

• Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents
• Document, legal and internet research
• Assistance during conferences and meetings
• Working on web-presentation

Competencies

Professionalism:

– Shows pride in work and in achievements.
– Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
– Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
– Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
– Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
– Remains calm in stressful situations.

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.
– 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.

Required Qualification & Experience

Education

Applicants to the United Nations Internship Programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(1) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,

(2) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Work Experience

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.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by a hiring manager directly for further consideration.

How to Apply

Special Notice

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.

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:

– Name of university and title of degree you are currently pursuing
– Graduation date (when you expect to graduate from the programme)
– A listing of IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
– An explanation why you are the best candidate for an internship with the Office.
– An explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme and in working for UNRCPD

Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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 APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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