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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Three months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The intern will support the Legal team and specifically the Legal Adviser by undertaking legal analysis and research and giving input into the preparation of legal advice to UN Women management, HQ units, regional, multi-country and country offices, including on matters relating to the UN Staff Regulations and Rules, the UN Women Financial Regulations and Rules, UN Women’s resource mobilization and procurement activities, accountability mechanisms, the system of administration of justice, privileges and immunities, and internal operations, policies and procedures.
The primary responsibility of the intern will be to assist in projects aimed at strengthening and streamlining UN Women’s legal arrangements and the establishment of an institutional body of knowledge regarding corporate and operational practices as well as assisting in relation to ad hoc legal issues as required.
A work plan with achievements for the duration of the internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon.
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Legal Adviser by undertaking legal analysis and research and assisting in the preparation of legal advice relating to UN Staff Regulations and Rules, including:
Support the Legal Adviser by undertaking legal analysis and inputs in relation to issues arising under the Administration of Justice system:
Support the Legal Adviser by undertaking legal analysis and research and assisting in the preparation of legal advice relating to UN Women’s relationships with member states and issues of privileges and immunities, including:
Support the Legal Adviser by assisting in the review, negotiating and drafting of UN Women’s agreements arising out of its resource mobilization and procurement activities:
Support the Legal Adviser by performing research and analysis and providing input into issues arising out of UN Women’s policy and operational framework:
Under the overall supervision of Legal Adviser, contribute to knowledge building and sharing in UN Women:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
• UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
• Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)
UN Women Internship Policy:
1. Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
2. UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
3. All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
4. UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
5. The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
6. Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any position in the professional and above categories in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
7. The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application
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