Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Security Advisor, the intern is expected to assist the UNDSS office in a number of tasks as well as to perform a variety of internet research functions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the UNDSS office in the following tasks:
- Creating an advanced database of staff and dependents information on MS Excel using conditional formatting and functional formulae;
- Synchronizing staff and dependents database to UNDSS software;
- Creating a system/software for Archiving UNDSS folders & documents;
- Building a database of incidents;
- Performs a variety of Internet research functions and uses word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software;
- Google mapping of staff and incidents as per required
- Assumes any other UNDSS tasks assigned by the UN Security Advisor.
- Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity.
Planning and Organizing:
- Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with very good outcomes;
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas.
- Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
- Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.
Required Skills and Experience
- Enrolled in a degree programme (Bachelor or Masters)in computer sciences/engineering however consideration will be made to those with information systems or information technology degrees or any other related qualifications.
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
- Fluency in English
Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement; The costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc. UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months; UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents, illness or death during the internship; Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
Candidates selected for interview must submit the following documents prior to the interview:
- Interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance;
- The purpose of the internship is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies; therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;
- More information available at: http://www.undp.org/internships.
- Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post and your availability;
- Current and complete CV in English.
- Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in a degree programme;
A written test may be conducted as part of the interview process