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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 13 Dec 2016

    Job title:Operational Security Adviser (Stabilisation Unit)

    Location: London, with overseas travel

    Type of contract: Fixed term full-time until 30 April 2017 (with possibility of extension)

    Security clearance requirement: Applicants must already hold valid UK Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV)

    Salary: £52000 per year pro rata

    Application deadline: 13 December 2016

    Our business:

    Crown Agents provides security advice, deployments, administrative, and other support services to the UK Stabilisation Unit (SU). The SU is a cross-government unit supporting UK government efforts to tackle instability overseas. It is physically located in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1, which would be the principal place of work for this role. See www.stabilisationunit.gov.uk for more information on the SU.

    This role:

    We are looking for an Operational Security Adviser to join our security team. The team currently consists of two other Operational Security Advisers and a Security Desk Officer. A projected increase in workload means that we need to expand the team.

    The role involves advising the SU on security arrangements for its overseas deployees, as it serves the rest of Government (particularly DFID, MOD and FCO) in its efforts to tackle instability overseas. Tasks include:

    • Provide specialist security advice and support to SU activities and deployments to fragile and conflict affected environments, from planning and development through to operational delivery

    • Produce risk assessments and draft submissions that can be used to inform both risk owners and deploying staff on the risks and mitigations associated with deployments to specific, often high-threat, locations

    • Self-deploy, as necessary, to conduct security assessments and fact-finding in fragile and hostile environments

    • Complete comprehensive written reports with clear recommendations for the mitigation of assessed threats and risks

    • Deliver pre-deployment and post-deployment briefs for Stabilisation Unit deployees

    • Provide security support as necessary to deployed staff, including the provision of additional advice and the staffing (where appropriate) of approvals for high risk travel in mission

    • Initiate and manage information and threat warnings to deployed Stabilisation Unit staff, potentially within compressed timelines

    • Provide out of hours security advice and support to the Senior Leadership Team

    • Be prepared to deploy at short notice in a crisis response deployment that requires integrated security advice / management

    • Assess security threats and trends affecting SU deployees

    • Undertake any other advisory duties as directed by the Senior Operational Security Advisor

      Qualifications, skills and experience:

    • Extensive experience of operating in hostile environments overseas

    • Track record of providing security and safety advice for personnel and infrastructure against a spectrum of threats

    • Experience in producing written risk assessments under time pressure that reflect the realities faced by deployed staff

    • A broad understanding of international security issues, current affairs

    • A proven track record of support to deployed staff in a dynamic, operationally-focused environment

    • High quality written and verbal communication skills; unambiguous and succinct when dealing with complex ideas

    • The intellectual rigour and proven ability to synthesise information from multiple sources to provide effective security advice and assessments

    • Comfortable working to tight deadlines without sacrificing accuracy, and able to respond effectively to short notice assignments under pressure

    • Able to anticipate operational safety requirements based on imperfect information and indicators – happy to embrace uncertainty and work with ambiguity

    • Able to work both independently and as a team member

    • A proven track record in briefing policy and operational requirements to senior management, staff and other parties concisely and effectively

    • Able to be authoritative when necessary; withstanding challenge whilst sustaining effective working relationships across Whitehall and the security community

    • Previous Whitehall / HMG experience would be an advantage

    • A working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation would be an advantage

    • Experience in the preparation and delivery of security & safety training would be an advantage


    How to apply:

    Please go the below website for a copy of the job description and for instructions on how to apply for this role.

    http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/operational-security-adviser-(stabilisati...


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    Organization: ReliefWeb
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 16 Feb 2017

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
    ReliefWeb aims to provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians by: collecting information from more than 4,000 global information sources around the clock; delivering content which is most relevant to ReliefWeb's global audience, includes country and disaster reports, maps, info-graphics, job announcements and learning opportunities thereby; enabling humanitarian partners to analyze context and situations and make better decisions.
    This internship will be situated within ReliefWeb based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the intern will be under the general guidance of the Editorial Assistant with a directing reporting line to the Editor-in-Chief/ Head of ReliefWeb office. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, starting October 2016.

    Responsibilities

    In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues; tracking information on assigned topics/ issues; gathering information from diverse sources and helps to assess news value and other potential impact, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns; drafting/ compiling a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc), of information communications products for target audiences, to include press releases, talking points, web stories, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, websites, multimedia, etc.; In consultation with supervisor, identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience; identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with the same; responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepares related correspondence; performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.Competencies

    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.

    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.Education

    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    -Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    -Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    -Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
    Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
    The University degree must be in the area of communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or in a related field.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French and/ or Spanish is desirable.

    Assessment

    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:
    -Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
    -Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
    -IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
    -Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
    In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.


    How to apply:

    Please send in your application via the UN Careers website. If you do not have an existing account, you will need to register here.

    Link to internship opening: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=72856


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 22 Feb 2017

    Humanitarian Advisor with Protection

    **Job title: Humanitarian Advisor with Protection
    Location: London
    Type of contract: permanent
    Salary: £52,000 (pro rata) per annum
    Closing Date: 22nd February 2017**

    Our business

    The Conflict, Humanitarian & Security Department’s Operations Team (CHASE OT) is contracted through Crown Agents by the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) to provide support services and an operational team delivering advice and assistance on humanitarian disasters and emergencies.

    Role and responsibilities include:

    This role is an excellent opportunity to support DFID’s humanitarian work in acute and chronic contexts, by helping to provide a fast and effective response to humanitarian disasters and by supporting institutional and partnership work to help build an effective international humanitarian system. We are looking for a Generalist Humanitarian Adviser with significant experience in protection and protracted crises.

    The post holder will:

    • Provide humanitarian analysis and advice to help design and implement humanitarian response strategies for DFID. This will include conducting situation and needs assessments, identifying response gaps where the UK will have the greatest added value, drafting response strategies, and programming funds (including appraising proposals and drafting funding submissions).

    • Support the development and implementation of programme monitoring activities (this will include providing partner performance feedback). On occasion the post holder might be required to plan and participate in evaluation work.

    • Work with policy and programme staff to implement robust project cycle management principles. Where feasible and appropriate, the post holder will provide recommendations for improvement to systems already in place.

    • Support the practical application of DFID policy and agenda particularly with regards to system-wide initiatives underway to build a more effective international humanitarian response system in protracted crisis, with a particular focus on addressing refugee and migration protection concerns.

    • Where requested, assist DFID with briefings to Private Office, responding to Parliamentary Questions, MPs’ letters and enquiries from the general public.

    • Maintain contacts among humanitarian policy and practice professionals, including NGOs, the Red Cross family, Multilaterals, donors and the Private Sector as required.

    • Where required, support DFID in its dealings with other Whitehall departments (MoD, FCO etc.).

    • Monitor displacement and migration trends, including key information networks, existing legal frameworks, humanitarian consequences of restrictive policies; access to international protection and assistance, and stimulate policy development and response in collaboration across diverse teams and departments;

    • Plan and prioritise work such that assignments are undertaken efficiently and effectively, following CHASEOT procedures in the execution of all functions including financial and administrative duties.

    • Contribute to overall CHASEOT activities in response to DFID requirements, including for example routine reporting, attending meetings in the UK and overseas, and preparing and delivering presentations.

    • Apply knowledge and expertise in identifying and mitigating safety and security threats for self and others.

    • Undertake the CHASEOT Duty Officer role, as required.

    • Support the recruitment and selection of humanitarian contractors to CHASE OT’s humanitarian database (including reviewing applications, assessing tests and conducting interviews, as well as developing and refining selection tools).

    • Manage small teams as required, either in the UK or overseas.

      Any other duties as appropriate to the position, as requested.

      Qualifications:

    • Applicants must have a minimum of a masters degree or the equivalent level of academic and professional experience in a subject related to humanitarian work.

    • Academic or professional study in protection preferred.

    • In exceptional circumstances substantial experience may be accepted in lieu of higher degrees.

    Experience:

    • The post calls for an experienced humanitarian adviser with a credible operational record. Candiates must demonstrate a thorough understanding of humanitarian programmes across a range of chronic and acute contexts.

    • The post holder must have operational experience in protection programming; furthermore experience with humanitarian protection issues faced in protracted and recurrent crises will be prioritised.

    • Experience working at Headquarters level, on humanitarian policy issues, is also desirable.

    • The post holder will have a solid understanding of the international humanitarian architecture including the role and the perforrmance of the various actors. S/he will also be familiar with the main initiatives underway to strenghten the international humanitarian system, including, for example, the Grand Bargain. The applicant will understand system-wide arrangements and schemes that underpin humanitarian response, including for example international humanitarian law, international financing instruments and the cluster approach.

    • The candidate will be expected to work strategically and have the ability to influence internal processes, whilst at the same time have a demonstrated ability to design and implement practical programmes on the ground. S/he will have experience identifying and communicating evidence that helps inform policy.

    • Applicants will be expected to have broad cross-sectoral knowledge and experience, including for example an understanding of the main themes than support DFID’s preparedness and disaster resilience agendas.

    • The post holder must have the ability to work across various Departments in Whitehall (for example with the FCO and the MOD).

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

    • Humanitarian risk assessment and analysis;
    • Planning and managing humanitarian responses;
    • Disaster coordination;
    • Information management and analysis;
    • Cross-sectoral humanitarian advice;
    • Humanitarian theory, practice and architecture;
    • Contingency planning;
    • Programme management cycle (including the principles of monitoring and evaluation); and,
    • Security management.

    The skills required for the post are:

    • Team leadership, team working, strong unterpersonal skills and the ability to initiate and manage work independently;
    • Critical thinking, creativity and flexibility, with the ability to work in a range of different environments;
    • Effective networking at various levels of seniority;
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills;
    • Briefing skills (at senior level);
    • Reporting and administration skills;
    • Financial management and basic bookkeeping skills.

    How to apply:

    Please go to the link below for instructions on how to apply for this role:http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/humanitarian-advisor-with-protection


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    Organization: ReliefWeb
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 16 Feb 2017

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

    ReliefWeb aims to provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians by: collecting information from more than 4,000 global information sources around the clock; delivering content which is most relevant to ReliefWeb's global audience, includes country and disaster reports, maps, info-graphics, job announcements and learning opportunities thereby; enabling humanitarian partners to analyze context and situations and make better decisions.

    This internship will be situated within ReliefWeb based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the intern will be under the general guidance of the Editorial Assistant with a directing reporting line to the Editor-in-Chief/ Head of ReliefWeb office. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, with a flexible start date.

    Responsibilities

    In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues; tracking information on assigned topics/ issues; gathering information from diverse sources and helps to assess news value and other potential impact, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns; drafting/ compiling a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc), of information communications products for target audiences, to include press releases, talking points, web stories, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, websites, multimedia, etc.; In consultation with supervisor, identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience; identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with the same; responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepares related correspondence; performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Competencies

    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.

    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.

    Education

    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    -Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    -Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    -Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
    Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
    The University degree must be in the area of communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or in a related field.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French and/ or Spanish is desirable.

    Assessment

    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:
    -Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
    -Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
    -IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
    -Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
    In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.


    How to apply:

    Please send in your application via the UN Careers website. If you do not have an existing account, you will need to register here.

    Link to internship opening: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=72856


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    Organization: ReliefWeb
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 07 May 2017

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

    Situated within OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), ReliefWeb-Bangkok office aims to provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians by: collecting information from more than 4,000 global information sources around the clock; delivering content which is most relevant to ReliefWeb's global audience, includes country and disaster reports, maps, info-graphics, job announcements and learning opportunities thereby; enabling humanitarian partners to analyze context and situations and make better decisions.

    This internship will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of an Editorial Assistant with a direct reporting line to the Head of Reliefweb-Bangkok office. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, with a flexible start date.

    Responsibilities

    The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.

    The ReliefWeb Training section is relevant to users who are seeking learning opportunities offered by organizations that support humanitarian activities, and its learning platform is based on Drupal, with content served via an application programming interface (API).

    In general, the intern shall help with evaluation and implementation options for the visual redesign and functional revamp of Training section website at: reliefweb.int/training. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to helping with creation of an attractive, high quality responsive designs for multiple languages, to ensure the technical feasibility of user interface (UI)/ user experience (UX) design options; supporting the creation of design artifacts in various levels of fidelity from wire-frames to polished visual design and detailed specifications; participating in all phases of the product development life-cycle, including product ideation and definition, UI design, and user research and testing; helping to develop new user-facing features and create prototypes of the new training section, including features such as a humanitarian calendar and ‘related content’ from other sections of the site; assisting in producing wire-frames, user flows and/or concept note for planned mobile applications; collaborating with other team members and stakeholders on interaction design and visual design; helping to assure that all user input is validated before incorporation in the back-end; assisting with maintenance of coding documentation and consistency in following best practices; supporting with redesign of training submission form and collaborating to help improve posting workflow; and performing other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

    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 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. 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 Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme.
      Applicants who are unable to start the internship within a year of graduation date shall not be accepted.
      The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, geography, business administration, information technology, information systems, mobile development or in a related field.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming is desirable. Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript is essential. Understanding of UI design, UX and information architecture and familiarity with developing user flows and mobile UI/UX would be an advantage. Knowledge of content management systems is desirable, as is the ability to understand business goals and the target audience. Familiarity with data management (e.g. Excel) and/or content management tools (e.g. Drupal) would be an asset.

    Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of the other would be an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language, Spanish in particular, is desirable.Assessment

    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (e.g. cover note and PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:

    -Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
    -Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
    -IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
    -Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.

    In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.


    How to apply:

    Please send in your application via the UN Careers website. If you do not have an existing account, you will need to register here.

    Link to internship opening: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=73901


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 08 Mar 2017

    Job title:Operational Security Adviser (Stabilisation Unit)

    Location: London, with overseas travel

    Type of contract: Permanent

    Security clearance requirement: Current UK Security Check (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) desirable

    Salary: £53,950 per year

    Application deadline: 08 March 2017

    Our business:

    Crown Agents provides security advice, deployments, administrative, and other support services to the UK Stabilisation Unit (SU). The SU is a cross-government unit supporting UK government efforts to tackle instability overseas. It is physically located in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1, which would be the principal place of work for this role. See www.stabilisationunit.gov.uk for more information on the SU.

    This role:

    We are looking for an Operational Security Adviser to join our security team. The team currently consists of two other Operational Security Advisers and a Security Desk Officer. A projected increase in workload means that we need to expand the team.

    The role involves advising the SU on security arrangements for its overseas deployees, as it serves the rest of Government (particularly DFID, MOD and FCO) in its efforts to tackle instability overseas. Tasks include:

    • Provide specialist security advice and support to SU activities and deployments to fragile and conflict affected environments, from planning and development through to operational delivery

    • Produce risk assessments and draft submissions that can be used to inform both risk owners and deploying staff on the risks and mitigations associated with deployments to specific, often high-threat, locations

    • Self-deploy, as necessary, to conduct security assessments and fact-finding in fragile and hostile environments

    • Complete comprehensive written reports with clear recommendations for the mitigation of assessed threats and risks

    • Deliver pre-deployment and post-deployment briefs for Stabilisation Unit deployees

    • Provide security support as necessary to deployed staff, including the provision of additional advice and the staffing (where appropriate) of approvals for high risk travel in mission

    • Initiate and manage information and threat warnings to deployed Stabilisation Unit staff, potentially within compressed timelines

    • Provide out of hours security advice and support to the Senior Leadership Team

    • Be prepared to deploy at short notice in a crisis response deployment that requires integrated security advice / management

    • Assess security threats and trends affecting SU deployees

    • Undertake any other advisory duties as directed by the Senior Operational Security Advisor

      Qualifications, skills and experience:

    • Extensive experience of operating in hostile environments overseas

    • Track record of providing security and safety advice for personnel and infrastructure against a spectrum of threats

    • Experience in producing written risk assessments under time pressure that reflect the realities faced by deployed staff

    • A broad understanding of international security issues, current affairs

    • A proven track record of support to deployed staff in a dynamic, operationally-focused environment

    • High quality written and verbal communication skills; unambiguous and succinct when dealing with complex ideas

    • The intellectual rigour and proven ability to synthesise information from multiple sources to provide effective security advice and assessments

    • Comfortable working to tight deadlines without sacrificing accuracy, and able to respond effectively to short notice assignments under pressure

    • Able to anticipate operational safety requirements based on imperfect information and indicators – happy to embrace uncertainty and work with ambiguity

    • Able to work both independently and as a team member

    • A proven track record in briefing policy and operational requirements to senior management, staff and other parties concisely and effectively

    • Able to be authoritative when necessary; withstanding challenge whilst sustaining effective working relationships across Whitehall and the security community

    • Previous Whitehall / HMG experience would be an advantage

    • A working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation would be an advantage

    • Experience in the preparation and delivery of security & safety training would be an advantage


    How to apply:

    Please go to the below link for the Job Description and application instructions:http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/operational-security-adviser-su


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    Organization: ReliefWeb
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 31 May 2017

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

    ReliefWeb aims to provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians by: collecting information from more than 4,000 global information sources around the clock; delivering content which is most relevant to ReliefWeb's global audience, includes country and disaster reports, maps, info-graphics, job announcements and learning opportunities thereby; enabling humanitarian partners to analyze context and situations and make better decisions.

    This internship will be situated within ReliefWeb based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the intern will be under the general guidance of the Editorial Assistant with a directing reporting line to the Editor-in-Chief/ Head of ReliefWeb office. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, with a flexible start date.

    Responsibilities

    In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues; tracking information on assigned topics/ issues; gathering information from diverse sources and helps to assess news value and other potential impact, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns; drafting/ compiling a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc), of information communications products for target audiences, to include press releases, talking points, web stories, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, websites, multimedia, etc.; In consultation with supervisor, identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience; identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with the same; responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepares related correspondence; performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Competencies

    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.

    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.

    Education

    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    -Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    -Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    -Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
    Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
    The University degree must be in the area of communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or in a related field.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French and/ or Spanish is desirable.

    Assessment

    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:
    -Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
    -Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
    -IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
    -Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
    In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.


    How to apply:

    Please send in your application via the UN Careers website. If you do not have an existing account, you will need to register here.

    Link to internship opening: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=75419


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    Organization: ReliefWeb
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 06 Sep 2017

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

    Situated within OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), the ReliefWeb-Bangkok office aims to provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians by: collecting information from more than 4,000 global information sources around the clock; delivering content which is most relevant to ReliefWeb's global audience, includes country and disaster reports, maps, info-graphics, job announcements and learning opportunities thereby; enabling humanitarian partners to analyze context and situations and make better decisions.

    This internship will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of an Editorial Assistant with a direct reporting line to the Head of Reliefweb-Bangkok office. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, with a flexible start date.

    Responsibilities

    The intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.

    The ReliefWeb Training section is relevant to users who are seeking learning opportunities offered by organizations that support humanitarian activities, and its learning platform is based on Drupal, with content served via an application programming interface (API).

    In general, the intern shall help with evaluation and implementation options for the visual redesign and functional revamp of Training section website at: reliefweb.int/training. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to helping with creation of an attractive, high quality responsive designs for multiple languages, to ensure the technical feasibility of user interface (UI)/ user experience (UX) design options; supporting the creation of design artifacts in various levels of fidelity from wire-frames to polished visual design and detailed specifications; participating in all phases of the product development life-cycle, including product ideation and definition, UI design, and user research and testing; helping to develop new user-facing features and create prototypes of the new training section, including features such as a humanitarian calendar and ‘related content’ from other sections of the site; assisting in producing wire-frames, user flows and/or concept note for planned mobile applications; collaborating with other team members and stakeholders on interaction design and visual design; helping to assure that all user input is validated before incorporation in the back-end; assisting with maintenance of coding documentation and consistency in following best practices; supporting with redesign of training submission form and collaborating to help improve posting workflow; and performing other tasks requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

    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 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. 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 Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme.
      Applicants who are unable to start the internship within a year of graduation date shall not be accepted.
      The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, geography, business administration, information technology, information systems, mobile development or in a related field.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming is desirable. Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript is essential. Understanding of UI design, UX and information architecture and familiarity with developing user flows and mobile UI/UX would be an advantage. Knowledge of content management systems is desirable, as is the ability to understand business goals and the target audience. Familiarity with data management (e.g. Excel) and/or content management tools (e.g. Drupal) would be an asset.

    Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of the other would be an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language, Spanish in particular, is desirable.Assessment

    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (e.g. cover note and PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:

    -Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
    -Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
    -IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
    -Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.

    In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.


    How to apply:

    Please send in your application via the UN Careers website. If you do not have an existing account, you will need to register here.

    Link to internship opening: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=80651


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    Organization: ReliefWeb
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 17 Jul 2017

    Posting Title : Internship - Communication, I

    Job Code Title : INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS &
    COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
    Department/ Office : Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Location : NEW YORK
    Posting Period : 11 July 2017-17 July 2017
    Job Opening number : 17-IST-OCHA-82377-J-NEW YORK
    Staffing Exercise : N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Special Notice
    Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or
    skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match
    her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both
    the intern and the receiving United Nations (UN) Secretariat department/ office. A person
    who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at
    the UN Secretariat. 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. For purposes of this advertisement, "child" means (i) the child of a staff member;
    (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of
    a staff member or a staff member's spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). "Sibling" includes
    the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child. In line with the UN
    Internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA)
    internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain
    exposure to the work of the UN through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The
    Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich
    their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it
    provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields.
    The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the
    established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour
    for a lunch break. Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities
    with the UN Secretariat at https://careers.un.org For more information on the Programme,
    please visit https://www.unog.ch
    Org .Setting And Reporting
    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the
    UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a
    coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that
    there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
    This internship is located in the New York Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
    Affairs (OCHA), Corporate Programmes Division, Information Services Branch, ReliefWeb
    (RW) team. The incumbent will report to a Programme Management Officer. The internship
    is being offered for a minimum period of (3) three months, with a possibility of extension up
    to a maximum period of six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.
    Responsibilities
    In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and
    principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate
    the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable
    solutions. ReliefWeb is looking for a Digital Marketing and Information Strategist Intern to
    integrate our team for the period of the Internship. You will be helping ReliefWeb to deliver
    humanitarian content through various channels, analyzing our platform's usage and suggesting
    improvements. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties
    may include, but are not limited to, the following: supporting ReliefWeb's team in following
    up on different projects from proposal to implementation; gathering usage data from our
    monitoring platforms; performing analysis with Google Analytics as well as social media
    monitoring platforms and mail distribution campaigns; creating new dashboards aligned with
    our business objectives; designing social media cards and banners; performing other tasks
    requested by the supervisor. Some of the projects that the candidate will be involved include
    drafting a dashboard project proposal; supporting RW social media team performing data and
    usage analysis of social media platforms and mail subscriptions usage; analyzing channels
    data and designing a proposal for communication strategy for marketing products and content;
    create and configuring a metrics dashboards using Google Analytics, Google Data Studio and
    other reporting tools; analyzing Google Analytics data, share insights and configure Google
    Tag Manager; updating internal Google Analytics guidelines; analyzing information
    architecture of existing and new websites; graphic design of social media cards and banners.
    The ideal candidate should have strong analytical skills, be passionate about new media, show
    interest in distribution channels and in how to deliver useful information to the humanitarian
    community; and of course, be committed to the humanitarian principles and aware of the
    latest humanitarian trends. After this internship, you will be able to understand the needs of a
    company in terms of website and platforms analytics, analyze the information and make
    proposals based on data. Specifically, you will improve your skills with Google Analytics,
    learn the basics of Google Tag Manager, discover a set of web tools for gathering metrics,
    develop an information architecture strategy and collaborate with a team working across
    different time zones.
    Competencies
    CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different
    options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider
    new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an
    interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or
    traditional approaches. 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. 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.
    Education
    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must
    meet one of the following requirements: - Be enrolled in a graduate school programme
    (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or - Be enrolled in the final academic
    year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or -
    Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship
    within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme. Applicants who are
    unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. The
    University degree must be in the area of marketing, business administration, information
    management, communications, public relationships, statistics or a related field.
    Work Experience
    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the
    Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in participation on humanitarian
    issues including the participation in humanitarian organizations; and any practical and
    academic experience with information management, digital marketing and communications,
    graphic design, social media, social media analytics, google analytics is desirable. Strong
    computer skills are desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software
    applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes
    willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
    Languages
    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this
    internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another United
    Nations official language is an advantage.
    Assessment
    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual
    interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A
    complete online application (e.g. cover note and PHP) is required. Incomplete applications
    will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include: -Title of degree you are currently
    pursuing; -Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme); -IT skills and
    programmes in which you are proficient; -Explanation why you are the best candidate for the
    internship position. In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills
    and three (3) references. Due to 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 referencechecking
    process to verify the information provided in the application.Job openings
    advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (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.


    How to apply:

    UN website


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    Organization: ReliefWeb
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 17 Jul 2017

    Posting Title: Internship - Information Management Job Code Title: INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

    Department/ Office : Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Location : NEW YORK
    Posting Period : 11 July 2017-17 July 2017
    Job Opening number : 17-IST-OCHA-81490-J-NEW YORK
    Staffing Exercise : N/A

    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Special Notice
    Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or
    skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match
    her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both
    the intern and the receiving United Nations (UN) Secretariat department/ office. A person
    who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at
    the UN Secretariat. 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. For purposes of this advertisement, "child" means (i) the child of a staff member;
    (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of
    a staff member or a staff member's spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). "Sibling" includes
    the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.In line with the UN
    Internship programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-(OCHA)
    internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain
    exposure to the work of the UN through assignment to offices within the Secretariat. The
    Programme endeavours to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrich
    their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it
    provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields.
    The internship is an unpaid and full-time opportunity and the intern must adhere to the
    established official weekly working hours of the duty station where it is based with one hour
    for a lunch break. Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities
    with the UN Secretariat at https://careers.un.org For more information on the Programme,
    please visit https://www.unog.ch
    Org .Setting And Reporting
    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the
    UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a
    coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that
    there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
    This internship is located in the New York Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
    Affairs (OCHA), Corporate Programmes Division, Information Services Branch, ReliefWeb
    (RW) team. The incumbent will report to a Programme Management Officer. The internship
    is being offered for a minimum period of (3) three months, with a possibility of extension up
    to a maximum period of six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.
    Responsibilities
    In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and
    principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate
    the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable
    solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may
    include but are not limited to the following: - supporting ReliefWeb's team in following up on
    different projects from proposal to implementation; - supporting the development of new tools
    and websites to be used by the humanitarian community and technology partners; -
    performing usability and accessibility tests; - helping in prototyping and developing new
    functionalities for ReliefWeb; - analyzing information architecture, helping the team
    measuring and monitoring ReliefWeb distribution channels, assisting in data processing and
    analysis; - performing other tasks requested by the supervisor. Some of the projects that the
    candidate will be involved include creating a backend for providing json files with crises
    figures; accessibility testing and suggestions; reviewing notifications backend and drafting
    new proposals; creating a Drupal 7/8 module for getting RW content from the API; reviewing
    and updating RW API documentation; analyzing and creating monitoring dashboards in
    Kibana; creating a new website using Drupal 8 to publish humanitarian tools. The ideal
    candidate should be willing to learn new technologies, work with remote teams for
    communication and support, show interest in Github, Dockers, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Google
    Analytics, Javascript frameworks as well as using and exposing application programming
    interfaces (APIs); and of course, be committed to the humanitarian principles of the UN
    Charter and be aware of the latest humanitarian trends.
    Competencies
    CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different
    options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider
    new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an
    interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or
    traditional approaches. 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. 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.
    Education
    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must
    meet one of the following requirements: - Be enrolled in a graduate school programme
    (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or - Be enrolled in the final academic
    year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or -
    Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship
    within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme. Applicants who are
    unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. The
    University degree must be in the area of computer sciences, information technology,
    information systems, mobile development, geography and GIS, engineering, graphic design,
    statistics, maths, information management or a related field.
    Work Experience
    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the
    Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues
    including humanitarian coordination, computer science, information management,
    information systems, or information architecture is desirable. Strong computer skills are
    desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a
    demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes willingness to understand and be
    tolerant of differing opinions and views.
    Languages
    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this
    internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another United
    Nations official language is an advantage.
    Assessment
    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual
    interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A
    complete online application (e.g. cover note and PHP) is required. Incomplete applications
    will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include: -Title of degree you are currently
    pursuing; -Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme); -IT skills and
    programmes in which you are proficient; -Explanation why you are the best candidate for the
    internship position. In your PHP, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills
    and three (3) references. Due to 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 referencechecking
    process to verify the information provided in the application.Job openings
    advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (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.


    How to apply:

    UN website


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    Organization: ReliefWeb
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

    ReliefWeb aims to provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians by: collecting information from more than 4,000 global information sources around the clock; delivering content which is most relevant to ReliefWeb's global audience, includes country and disaster reports, maps, info-graphics, job announcements and learning opportunities thereby; enabling humanitarian partners to analyze context and situations and make better decisions.

    This internship will be situated within ReliefWeb based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the intern will be under the general guidance of the Editorial Assistant with a directing reporting line to the Editor-in-Chief/ Head of ReliefWeb office. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of three (3) months, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, with a flexible start date.

    Responsibilities

    In general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues; tracking information on assigned topics/ issues; gathering information from diverse sources and helps to assess news value and other potential impact, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns; drafting/ compiling a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc), of information communications products for target audiences, to include press releases, talking points, web stories, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, websites, multimedia, etc.; In consultation with supervisor, identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience; identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with the same; responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepares related correspondence; performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Competencies

    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.

    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.

    Education

    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    -Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    -Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    -Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.
    Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
    The University degree must be in the area of communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or in a related field.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian coordination, humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable. Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French and/ or Spanish is desirable.

    Assessment

    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover Note must include:
    -Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
    -Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
    -IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
    -Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
    In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.


    How to apply:

    Please send in your application via the UN Careers website. If you do not have an existing account, you will need to register here.

    Link to internship opening: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=82537


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    Organization: ReliefWeb
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

    Special Notice

    Notes: This is a temporary post open to internal and external candidates through 31 December 2017, subject to extension. All posts are subject to availability of funding.

    • A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

    • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

    • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

    • Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

    • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

    • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

    • Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, 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 and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

    • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

    • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English

    • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.

    • Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: This position is located in Global Information Services Section (GISS), Information Services Branch (ISB), Corporate Programmes Division (CPD), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The incumbent reports to the Chief Editor.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Public Information Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Ensures implementation of outreach strategy for engagement with humanitarian audiences/clients, including drafting information strategies, guidelines, workflows and tools, coordinating efforts, monitoring and reporting on progress, taking appropriate follow-up action, and analyzing the outcome.
    • Monitors and analyzes current events, public opinion and press, identifies issues and trends and applies knowledge to enhance communication activities.
    • Undertakes activities to promote audience engagement on priority issues and/or major events, to include development of an outreach strategy and action plan, initiating pro-active outreach efforts, proposing and arranging marketing events, disseminating materials and undertaking appropriate follow-up action and analyzing and reporting on impact.
    • Produces or oversees production of a specific types of information communications products (e.g. blog posts, email and social media campaigns, brochures, audio-visual materials, etc.), to include proposing topics, undertaking research, determining appropriate medium and target audience, preparing production plans, writing drafts, obtaining clearances and finalizing texts, editing copy, and coordinating design approval, printing procedures and distribution.
    • Initiates and sustains professional relationships with key constituencies.
    • Acts as focal point on specific issues, monitoring and reporting on developments, responding to inquiries, etc.
    • Participates in selecting the information transmitted to key constituencies.
    • Provides guidance to, and may supervise, more junior staff.

    Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

    • Senior Public Information Officers and other specialists, and managers throughout the UN and in other UN organizations and missions.
    • Product managers, technology partners, outsourced personnel, humanitarian community

    Results Expected:

    Plans, manages and evaluates public communications campaigns that promote public understanding of humanitarian information, events and views on specific topics/issues in accordance with prevailing policy and practices. Originates communications products that most effectively convey desired information/message to targeted audience(s). Builds and facilitates strategic contacts
    and partnerships to ensure effective public communications.

    Competencies

    Core Competencies:

    Professionalism:

    Knowledge of the full range of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies essential to planning and executing effective campaign strategies and programmes, e.g. campaign management, media operations, marketing and promotion, audience outreach, message targeting. Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Ability to identify public affairs issues, opportunities and risks in an international environment. Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships. Knowledge of relevant internal policies and business activities/issues. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    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

    Accountability:

    • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments
    • Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
    • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules
    • Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments
    • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area is required. Experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation or development, human rights is desirable. Experience in information management, communications or other related area is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    United Nations Considerations

    The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    No Fee**

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.


    How to apply:

    Please send your applications through this link.


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