Org. Setting and Reporting This internship is in the Ethics Team in the Ethics Office, United Nation Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
The duration is for three months with a possible extension of maximum eleven months, depending on the needs of the department.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.
Responsibilities – Assist in the research and drafting of policy documents and guidance note Ethics-related issues; – Coordinate document review processes by collecting and consolidating comments and incorporating feedback from the Chief of Ethics and Ethics officers; – Assist in the development and/or review of Ethics Office training, informational or awareness raising materials ; – Assist in conducting relevant research and fact-finding in relation to issues of concern for the Ethics Office; – Assist in conducting preliminary reviews and analysis of Protection against Retaliation complaints and assist in drafting responses; – Assist in the coordination of stakeholder meetings and in taking accurate minutes and follow up actions; – Provide debriefing and hand-over notes to Chief of Ethics at the end of the internship. Competencies – Professionalism – Excellent analytical and writing skills in English – Management skills including work planning – Communication and facilitation skills – Ability to work independently – Flexibility and adaptability (Desirable) – Have a demonstrated interpersonal skill (Desirable) Education Bachelor’s Degree in Law or equivalent from an accredited educational institution.
Job Specific Qualifications Work Experience No 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. Experience or demonstrated strong interest in ethical issues and law or related fields (Desirable); 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 (Desirable); Have a demonstrated ability in legal research and analysis and drafting legal opinions (Desirable); Have a demonstrated ability in research, drafting and summarizing reports, documents, and briefing notes (Desirable); Have an excellent drafting, translation and communication skills (Desirable); Have a demonstrated ability in using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Design tools and software (Desirable); Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter (Required). A university degree from an accredited education institution in Law is required. Applicants need not have professional work experience, although prior experience in ethical issues will be an advantage (Desirable). Languages English and Arabic are the working languages of UNRWA. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage. Assessment Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. Special Notice Interns are not financially remunerated by the UNRWA. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: •Degree Programme (What are you currently studying? Include any relevant course work in administrative law, labor and employment law and litigation.) •Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?) •Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship, including any relevant internship or other experience. •Explain your interest in the UNRWA Internship Programme. In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work and academic experiences, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
How to apply
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx go to Department and choose UNRWA for UNRWA posts. Only applications received through https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted via e-mail only.
Link to TJO is: https://careers.un.org//lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=178593&Lang=en-US