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  • Information Management Intern at United Nations

  • Posted on: 1 August, 2019 Deadline: 8 August, 2019
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  • 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. Located within the Information Services Branch (ISB), the Field Information Services (FIS) section is responsible for strengthening the information management capacity of OCHA in both disaster preparedness and response. In particular, the principal roles of FIS are to: facilitate the effective strategic management of OCHA's field information domain, i.e. the range and volume of information that OCHA acquires, generates and disseminates; provide coordination and leadership in the application of information management in disaster preparedness and response, helping to assure that the information resources and information management expertise required by OCHA to function effectively in emergencies is available; and build sustainable partnerships in advance of disasters that directly contribute to the predictable exchange of information in emergencies. This internship will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and the intern will be under the general guidance and direct supervision of manager situated within the section of assignment. The internship is being offered for a minimum period of six Weeks, with a possibility of extension up to a maximum period of six (6) months, starting as soon as possible.

    Intern - Information Management

     

    Responsibilities

    Support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors. Advocate for the rights of people in need, promote preparedness and prevention. Support migration of existing datasets into new database templates and support organization of files, undertake research and collection of key humanitarian datasets from variety of sources under guidance of IMO’s, assist with design and preparation of studies on humanitarian technology and innovation, support building mobile applications, Design training materials and support various aspects of graphic design for infographics, UI/UX (userinterface/userexperience) design and video editing.
    Performing other tasks requested by the supervisor.

    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 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 humanita4rian coordination, computer science, information management, information systems, or information architecture is desirable. Familiaritz with database creation and 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 the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required; and [‘fluency’ or ‘knowledge’] of French is [‘desirable’ or ’an advantage’]. Knowledge of another official United Nations 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);
    • Software 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.

    Special Notice

    This position is temporarily available until [specific date]. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
    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.
    Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
    This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
    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.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
    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 costeffective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

    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 political science, social science, geography, business administration, information technology, information systems, mobile development or in a related field.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations career website on careers.un.org to apply

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