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UN Jobs – Apply Now for Senior Investment Officer Careers New York

Best Jobs in UN:- UN Careers site has published UN Jobs notification for Senior Investment Officer Position. Candidates who have required qualification can apply online through UN Recruitment site. The location of this Senior Investment Officer Position is New York.

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Recruiting Agency :- UN

Name of Profile :- Senior Investment Officer

Job Location :- New York

Salary :-$93,322.00 Per Year 

Job Description

.Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Secretary-General is responsible for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The Secretary-General has delegated this responsibility to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF (RSG). The RSG heads the Office of Investment Management (OIM), which manages approximately $70+ billion multi-asset class, global investment portfolio, about 85% of which is actively managed in-house. Asset classes under management comprise of global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber, and commodities. OIM’s staff are all based in New York and come from over 30 countries. For more information, please visit OIM’s website at https://oim.unjspf.org/.

This position leads the Europe Team within the Public Equities Section of the Office of Investment Management (OIM) of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The incumbent will report to the Director of the Public Equities Section, who reports directly to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO).

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent would perform the following functions:

1) Invest and manage the assets of the Fund in the assigned region within the Public Equity universe to produce the optimal investment return that avoids undue risk, balancing long-term strategies effective over an investment cycle and short-term tactics to achieve results superior to the benchmarks:

a) Undertakes analysis of macroeconomic and sector/industry trends, political and regulatory framework, and capital market development; construct the portfolio with specific amounts in specific securities/instruments by analyzing information from various sources including the financial community, on-site visits and meetings with company managements, and ESG database as part of stock selection process.

b) Monitor equity portfolio vs. the respective benchmark for the assigned region (MSCI); determine and manage the tracking error risk of the portfolio within the risk budget allocated from time to time; ensure that the portfolio is in compliance with all investment guidelines and limits at all times; Take active risk positions based on clearly defined investment process with the objective of meeting or exceeding benchmark returns and using risk efficiently as demonstrated by: delivering stable, consistent alpha;

c) Minimizing probability of significant under performance versus the benchmark and achieving high information ratios: over calendar year, rolling 3-year and longer time periods;

d) Integrating Sustainable Investing principles into investment considerations.

2) Contribute actively to discussions and decisions in the Internal Investment Committee (IIC) on tactical asset allocation by major asset classes as well as regional allocation within equities and prepares/implements the asset/regional allocation strategies approved by the RSG.

a) Participate in Investments Committee meetings when requested and prepares the required inputs; Ensure that the Director of Public Equities, Chief Investment Officer of OIM and the Representative of the Secretary-General (RSG) for investments of UNJSPF have accurate and timely reports on investments and related matters for the UNJSPB, the ACABQ and the General Assembly.

3) Manages, supervises and carries out the work programme of the unit under his/her responsibility by: Complying with the Investment Policy, investment and risk guidelines, and all of the UN rules and regulations;

a) Ensuring that the investments are in line with the OIM investment policy;

b) Promoting a high standard of transparency and accountability in all aspects of the management of the assets of the Fund through accurate record keeping;

c) Directing production of investment data that is accurate and timely;

d) Ensures the highest quality financial resource management and seeking best value for money in use of the resources including, but not limited to, advisors, research providers, database, travel and consultants; interacting effectively with internal and external auditors to ensure that assets are fully protected.

4) Ensure that OIM maintains a high level of professional investment expertise and knowledge by:

a) Exploring published economic and investment material provided by investment banks, brokers, government sources and financial analysts; Participating in seminars on investment topics;

b) Carrying out administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the unit, including budgets, conducting evaluation of staff performance (e-PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates;

c) Effectively managing underperformance, discipline and conduct issues, as well as fostering mobility and career pathing of staff.

5) Perform other duties as assigned.

a) Initiate and lead special projects designed to improve the work programme at OIM and enhance performance.

b) Leads team members efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

• Professionalism: Demonstrated ability and sound knowledge of investing in European Public Equities markets; Demonstrated ability in meeting clearly defined investment objectives and risk management of portfolio; Demonstrated ability in effectively managing team of senior investment professionals and other staff; Ability to work under pressure accurately, efficiently and effectively; Having the highest level of integrity; The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management; 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.

• 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 honors 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.

Managerial Competencies:

• Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and to gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; strives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

• Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, often with limited or imperfect data in a changing investment environment, and comes to the source of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye toward the impact on others, the Fund, and on the Organization; proposes a course of investment actions or makes recommendations based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Business Administration (MBA), Finance, Economics or related field. A first level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience and a proven track record of portfolio management and investment analysis covering European markets is required.

Experience in portfolio management and investment analysis covering Israel equities is desirable.

Experience in buy-side portfolio management is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

• For this specialized position, the lateral move requirement outlined in section 6.3 of the Staff Selection System, ST/AI/2010/3, does not apply.

• Appointment at the United Nations is subject to mandatory adherence to the United Nations Financial disclosure Programme. An appointment to the Office of Investment Management (OIM) of the UNJSPF additionally requires compliance with the rules and regulations pertaining to OIM’s Code of Ethics, Personal Securities, Gift and Hospitality policies.

• For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 March 2022, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu.

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. 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.

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UN Jobs – Apply Now for Compliance Officer, P3 Careers New York

Best Jobs in UN:- UN Careers site has published UN Jobs notification for Compliance Officer, P3 Position. Candidates who have required qualification can apply online through UN Recruitment site. The location of this Compliance Officer, P3 Position is New York.

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Recruiting Agency :- UN

Name of Profile :- Compliance Officer, P3

Job Location :- New York

Salary :- $72,000.00 – $108,600.00 per year

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Secretary-General is responsible for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The Secretary-General has delegated this responsibility to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF (RSG). The RSG is, in turn, assisted in this function by the Office of Investment Management (OIM). OIM manages a $86+ billion multi-asset class, global investment portfolio, about 85% of which is actively managed in-house. Asset classes under management comprise of global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber and commodities. OIM’s staff are all based in New York and come from over 30 countries. For more information please visit OIM’s website at https://oim.unjspf.org/.

This position is located in the Risk and Compliance Team of OIM. The incumbent reports to the Compliance Officer.

Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Compliance Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

• Enhance the execution of OIM’s compliance programmes.
• Create and update policies and procedures for disclosures (in addition to annual disclosure required by the UN), to detect patterns of unusual activity, conflicts of interest and information management in due time. Review OIM policies that have compliance component and monitor related activities.
• Manage the day-to-day operational aspects to ensure compliance and that all matters of
surveillance, risk considerations and developments are properly tended to by reviewing alerts and ensuring timely reviews of activity and the disposition of such alerts.
• Implement training programs for all OIM Staff so as to maintain established procedures to ensure professional competency and expertise.
• Review all operational processes on a regular basis to identify and evaluate weaknesses in surveillance controls, strengthen processes and controls to mitigate potential scenarios proactively.
• Create processes and controls for pattern analysis and statistical models to detect out of the ordinary activities. Create surveillance scenarios and devise controls to implement an effective surveillance programme.
• Develop appropriate information graphics and charts for important relationships in order to provide a fuller risk picture.
• Sample trading transactions and review them in order to ensure integrity of the surveillance process.
• Assist OIM’s Compliance Officer in monitoring controls and identifying/mitigating potential issues for all OIM investment compliance policies and procedures. This includes working collaboratively and in coordination with OIM
staff to achieve organizational goals in accordance with standard operating procedures and in compliance with OIM’s policies and procedures.
• Maintain positive interactions and communications with OIOS and the Board of Auditors. Facilitate audit examinations and finalize/close any recommendations.
• Active involvement in the OIM Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery Plan discussions for testing of the BC/DR plans and review of the policies, especially policies related to data classification and data loss prevention.
• Streamline compliance assessment and compliance capture processes, track material events and risk impacts, and drive accountability and visibility with compliance indicators.
• Perform other duties, as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of, and ability to apply concepts and procedures and terminology for review, examination, and processing of a wide range of compliance related issues. Ability to interpret and apply legislative instruments, develop and present results, recommendations, and opinions clearly and concisely. Ability to draft formal documents and work under pressure. Ability to apply good legal judgment in the context of assignments given. 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.

• Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in finance, accounting, legal, mathematics, computer science or economics or related field. A first-level university degree, in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Industry recognized credentials that are compliance related, or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in business ethics and corporate compliance is required.

Experience with a large and diverse investment fund or investment management firm is required.

At least three years of experience with data loss prevention, data classification, Office 365, audit logs and IT compliance issues desirable.

Experience with investment tools such as Bloomberg or equivalent is desirable.

Advanced knowledge of Excel is desirable.

Experience working with auditors is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• Funding for this position is subject to GA approval and therefore, the selection and onboarding of the successful candidate may be expected in early 2022.

• Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

• Appointment at the United Nations is subject to mandatory adherence to the United Nations Financial disclosure Programme. An appointment to the Office of Investment Management (OIM) of the UNJSPF additionally requires compliance with the rules and regulations pertaining to OIM’s Code of Ethics, Personal Securities, Gift and Hospitality policies.

•For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2020, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome nd Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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. 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 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.

 

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UN Jobs – Apply Now for Programme Management Careers New York

Best Jobs in UN:- UN Careers site has published UN Jobs notification for Programme Management Position. Candidates who have degree or equivalent work experience can apply online through UN Recruitment site. The location of this Programme Management Position is New York.

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Recruiting Agency :- United Nations

Name of Profile :- Programme Management

Job Location :- New York

Salary :- $82,609.00 Per Year

Job Description

This internship is offered in the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, in New York. The intern will work under the supervision of a staff member to which they are assigned.

The Office of Counter-Terrorism has five main functions: (a) provide leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates entrusted to the Secretary-General from across the United Nations system; (b) enhance coordination and coherence across the 38 Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact (former CTITF) Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy; (c) strengthen the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States; (d) improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and (e) ensure that due priority is given to counterterrorism across the United Nations system and that the important work on preventing violent extremism is firmly rooted in the Strategy.

Responsibilities

The intern is expected to work five days per week, full time from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. within the Office of Counter-Terrorism, carrying out his/her tasks under the supervision of a staff member – the supervisor.

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the department to which he/she is assigned and the period during which he/she will undertake the internship. The intern is expected to perform various activities, and will work in areas of programme management and policy matters related to counter-terrorism and prevention of violent extremism, including:

  • Assist in drafting and preparing background documents, reports, issue briefs, talking points, articles, presentations etc.
  • Attend and summarize conferences and meetings.
  • Support organization of meetings and conferences, side events to strengthen strategic engagement with UN system partners.
  • Assist in data collection and conduct research and provide analysis on relevant topics.
  • Assist in maintaining databases.
  • Support the review of key publications.
  • Assist in preparing training and learning events and other capacity building initiatives.

More generally, interns shall:

1.Observe all applicable rules, regulations, instructions, procedures and directives of the Organization notwithstanding their status as described in section 4 of the UN Internship Programme Administrative Instructions ST/AI/2000/9 & ST/AI/2005/11;

2.Provide the receiving departments/offices with a copy of all materials prepared by them during the internship. The UN shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks, with regard to material which bears a direct relation to,

3. or is made in consequence of, the services provided under the internship. At the request of the UN, the interns shall assist in securing such property rights and transferring them to the UN in compliance with the requirements of the applicable law;

4.Respect the impartiality and independence required of the UN and of the receiving department/office and shall not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to the UN;

5.Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate official in the receiving department/office, they may not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government or any other external source any information which has become known to them by reason of their association with the UN or the receiving department/office, that they know or ought to have known has not been made public. They may not use any such information without the written authorization of the appropriate official, and such information may never be used for personal gain. These obligations also apply after the end of the internship with the UN; and

6.Refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on the UN or on the receiving department/office and will not engage in any activity which is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the UN.

Competencies

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

Planning & Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
  • Uses time efficiently

Continuous Learning:

  • Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession
  • Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally
  • Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates
  • Shows willingness to learn from others
  • Seeks feedback to learn and improve

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
1. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a)Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
(b)Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

2. Be experienced with standard software applications such as Word, Excel and Power Point.

3. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; 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 Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. Experience in programme management is an asset. Experience in undertaking research and in drafting reports is an asset.

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