Intern – Public Information [temporary], La Paz, Bolivia At United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


Closing date: Sunday, 23 April 2023

Posting Title: INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)

Job Code Title: INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION

Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Duty Station: LA PAZ

Posting Period: 10 April 2023 – 24 April 2023

Job Opening Number: 23-Public Information-UNODC-205383-J-La Paz (A)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and ReportingThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Bolivia aims to diversify its programme within the framework of the mandates stipulated in the UNODC strategy. UNODC programme and project implementation is guided by the principles set in the framework of the Country Programme and the procedures established by its headquarter in Vienna. The Country Programme responds to the priorities of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (EPB), which were identified in close coordination with national counterparts, making the best use of the comparative advantages of UNODC in the areas of its mandate. The main objective of the Country Programme is to strengthen the capacity of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to prevent crime and respond to the interconnected threats of drugs, organized crime and corruption, with the vision of contributing to the achievement of the objectives defined in the Patriotic Agenda 2025 and the Economic and Social Development Plan 2016-2020 of Bolivia, as well as the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Communications Unit of the UNODC Offices in Bolivia is the strategic area in charge of aspects such as visibility and coordination with other parts of the State for the development of events at national level considering the logistic and administrative aspects for all UNODC Projects and Programs. The Communications Unit is transversal to the entire project portfolio and coordinates closely with the Operations Unit and with the Representative. Under the direction and supervision of the Communications Specialist, the intern will help with the office events and visibility activities, create content and administration of social networks and the website. The starting date of the internship is as soon as possible. Internships are UNPAID and full-time, i.e. five days per week (40 hours). Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship in person for the entirety of the internship. For more information on the work of UNODC and the Country Office, please visit www.unodc.org

Responsibilities

The intern will support the visibility activities programmed for the office like assisting in what is needed for events or relevant activities for UNODC. Finally, the intern will support with all the Communications activities required. The intern will provide support in the following areas/tasks: – Support organization and management of communication activities – Create content, write stories and edit videos for use on various platforms – Support with the elaboration of, press releases, briefings, presentations, etc. – According to his/her skills support with s Spanish/English translations if required.

CompetenciesCommunication: 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. 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.

EducationTo qualify for this internship, the following conditions must be met:

  •  Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent) in Social Communication (OFFICIAL WRITTEN PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY SUPPORTING ONE OF THE ABOVE POSSIBILITIES MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION)
  •  Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  •  Familiarity with computer programs for video editing and graphic design.
  •  Background in journalistic writing (press releases) and storytelling.
  •  Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work ExperienceNo working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in both English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

AssessmentShort listed candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for assessment purposes.

Special NoticeInterns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. A completed online application (Cover Note, Personal History Profile as well as proof of enrolment and/or graduation) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:

  •  Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
  •  Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the Programme?)
  •  List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
  •  List your top three areas of interest.
  •  Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
  •  Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme in general and this assignment in particular. In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Do not forget to attach your proof of enrolment or graduation. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

United Nations ConsiderationsAccording 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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. 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. The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No FeeTHE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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