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Internship at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), Brussels
UNRIC is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months.
Vacancy announcement and internships for the various UN offices in Brussels are posted here
Title: ICT Associate
Job ID: 5224
Practice Area - Job Family: Management - ICT
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 25/08/2016
Duty Station: Brussels, Belgium
Education & Work Experience: C-HS Graduate or Equivalent - 7 year(s) experience
Languages Required: English, French
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Bureau: External Relations & Advocacy
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Director, and overall supervision of the Director, the ICT Associate provides leadership in the execution of ICT services in the office, implements ICT management systems and strategies, provides daily technical support to users of information management tools and technology infrastructure. The incumbent is responsible for review and advice on the use of new technologies that will enhance the office productivity. The ICT Associate promotes a client-oriented approach.
The ICT Associate supervises ICT support staff and works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Operations, Programme and project teams in the office and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex ICT-related issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ensures implementation of ICT strategies and introduction/implementation of new technologies focusing on achievement of the following results:
2. Ensures effective functioning of the office hardware and software packages focusing on the achievement of the following results:
3. Ensures efficient infrastructure and networks administration focusing on achievement of the following results:
4. Provides web management services focusing on achievement of the following results:
5. Provides administrative support focusing on achievement of the following results:
6. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certifications:
Important applicant information
All posts in the General Service (GS) category are subject to local recruitment. The selected candidate will be responsible for their own travel and for relocation costs.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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Intern (European Parliament Affairs)
Location : Brussels, BELGIUM
Application Deadline : 24-Aug-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 13d 19h 30m
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Sep-2016
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months
UNDP partners with national governments and people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. Active in more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers a global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. UNDP helps countries to build and share development solutions in the following main areas:
Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Climate and Disaster Resilience
In all its work, UNDP works to ensure the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.
Since its establishment in 1995, the UN/UNDP Brussels Office has played a pivotal role in nurturing the partnership with the European Commission and the EU institutions more broadly, and it acts as the key institutional anchor of efforts to sustain and maximize emerging opportunities with the EC. The UN/UNDP office both represents UNDP vis-à-vis the EU and the Government of Belgium and plays an active role in facilitating a unified and coherent action of the more than 20 UN organizations represented in Brussels. Since 2004, the EC-UNDP inter-institutional relationship has been guided by a Strategic Partnership, focused on governance, and conflict prevention and recovery.
The European Parliament is a key actor in decision-making and setting of overall agendas in the European Union. Therefore, the UNDP office in Brussels is monitoring closely debates and decisions adopted by the European Parliament, in such areas of development policy, EU external assistance, EU foreign affairs, and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Director, the intern shall perform the following tasks:
Strong organizational and research skills;
Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN/UNDP;
Computer proficiency in standard software applications (MS Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint);
Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modelling the UN/UNDP’s values and ethical standards;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP 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 defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Fluency in written and spoken English. Additional official UN language an asset (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).
Please note that interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. All costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
The application should contain:
(NB: incomplete applications will not be considered)
UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
Prior to being offered a Letter of Acceptance for Internship, the selected candidate will have to provide the following additional documents:
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.
Brussels - United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)
Minimum 3 months.
The United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) has a vacancy for a Graphic Design intern. The intern will participate in the various graphic related activities of the Information Technology Unit under the overall supervision of the UNRIC Graphic Coordinator and will assist in the designing of various internal/external materials (i.e.- reports, posters, icons, banners etc.) for print and for web.
Duties and responsibilities
Specific intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Designing and laying out materials in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and MS Office.
• Producing clear, concise and vivid materials that convey key messages to target audiences.
• Image management and photography.
• Liaising with country desks to design products tailored to specific audiences.
• Ensuring that all designs (print, web, etc. ) are cohesive and aligned with internal UN guidelines and best practices.
• Perform other related duties as required.
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team and under strict time constraints.
• Basic knowledge of print production process.
• Basic knowledge of digital marketing standards.
• Ability to multi-task and have strong organizational skills.
• Proficiency in use of professional graphic design software.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experiences in their CV.
Fluency in English is required.
The proposed internship lasts for a minimum period of three months on a full time basis and is unpaid. Interns are responsible for arranging their own travel, insurance and securing any necessary visas.
Note: All candidates are asked to include a portfolio with their application
At the UN Refugee Agency – Brussels Office
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees offers assistance and protection to refugees around the world. UNHCR is one of the largest refugee agencies, with a staff of over 9,300 employees in 125 countries who help millions of refugees, returnees and internally displaced and stateless persons.
The External Relations Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg is urgently seeking a native French-speaking intern for five to six months starting 1 September 2016. The intern should have a good command of English and a good comprehension of Dutch and knowledge of the media sector (including social media). Graphic design, website content management and video-making and editing skills are a strong asset.
What we offer
• Work in a dynamic, international environment
• Learn about state-of-the-art promotional techniques
• Learning about refugee issues with one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world
• First-hand accounts of refugee situations, via presentations given by staff assisting refugees in Belgium and abroad
• Experience with a UN agency
• Wide variety of interesting tasks
• Chance to practice English
• Letter of recommendation from a prestigious organization
Interns are entrusted with increasingly independent tasks. We seek individuals with a responsible, follow-up approach. The UNHCR External Relations office for Western Europe is also strengthening its use of social media and videos, for which the interns are key contributors. We continuously innovate with new projects. Interns participate in meetings; their creative ideas, technical knowhow and other contributions are highly valued. Some of our projects’ end results are visible on our website unhcr.be, in which the interns play a key role in updating.
General description of internship
• Researching and summarizing information on a variety of historic and current refugee issues
• Monitoring and analyzing the Belgian and Luxembourg press on a daily basis
• Writing, editing and translating texts (English and Dutch into French), usually for the website
• Finding and loading content onto Twitter, the website and Facebook, to strict deadlines
• Assisting with the organization of events
• Assisting with presentations about refugees
• Taking, editing and filing photographs
• Assisting with the creation of videos and publications (brochures, bookmarks, posters)
• Assistance with general office tasks on an ad hoc basis
How to apply
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Regional Representation for Western Europe
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION - ORGANISATION MONDIALE DE LA SANTÉ
OFFICE AT THE EUROPEAN UNION - BUREAU AUPRÈS DE L'UNION EUROPÉENNE
Brussels – WHO Representation to the EU
Minimum 3 months, and extendable to maximum 6 months (24 weeks) upon mutual agreement.
Summary of the position:
The main objective of the internship is to provide a framework where the educational experience of the intern can be enhanced through practical work assignments. Consequently, the intern is expected to support the team systematically with administrative and support tasks. This will involve working on existing information tools, using a variety of software programmes, apply office procedures adequately and consistently and execute information monitoring and updating. Any actions taken will help to ensure the WHO office is at all times fully operational.
Scope of activities:
The intern will help the Brussels office of WHO, with administrative and secretarial tasks not necessarily requiring knowledge of (public) health, as follows (the list is not exhaustive and all activities may not be covered during the period of the assignment):
1.Assists the supervisor(s) in drafting correspondence and documents based on written/verbal prompts from the Professional staff of the unit, in line with the WHO style guide and verifies for correctness. Composes and finalizes correspondence of administrative nature. Provides rough translation or synopsis of incoming mail. Takes notes at meetings. Takes and transcribes from dictation, recordings and handwritten drafts, correcting as appropriate. Types reports and other documentation.
2.Assists with the administrative preparation and conduct of meetings and educational activities, in accordance with established procedures.
3.Makes travel arrangements for duty travels and, in accordance with established procedures, prepares approval memoranda, travel authorizations and follows up on issue of duty travel reports.
4.Provides administrative support as required by the supervisor(s), such as formatting a variety of documents and filing upon instruction.
5.Initiates action to process or follow up on correspondence, documentation and forms. Creates background files and compiles reference material as appropriate. Accesses and retrieves information from relevant databases and updates as required.
6.Responds to and acts on telephone enquiries and requests for information. Assesses the critical nature of technical enquiries and refers them to appropriate staff for reply. Sets up and coordinates appointments for supervisor, places telephone calls upon request, receives visitors to the office and organizes a relevant programmes for visitors upon instructions.
7.Ensures registration of the supervisor(s) in any events of their interest and follows up on any contacts made. Prepares relevant briefing files upon instruction.
Performs other related duties as required.
What we offer
Interns are fully involved in all aspects of our work at the WHO representation to the EU. They are part of an international team that supports them in acquiring skills to work in an intergovernmental organization and hands-on knowledge of how major international actors and stakeholders inter-relate, at the European and global levels. Interns are given the opportunity to focus on their tasks and they will help in supporting the activities of the office. They are also empowered with responsibilities to develop and manage portfolios of certain topics, which they keep updated on and follow closely.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic young bachelor student, who, as part of the course they are following, would like to spend time with us in our Brussels office as part of a multinational team and who:
- Is currently enrolled as a student in a relevant course of study (office management, communication management, administration, ...) leading to a formal qualification, or have finished such study less than 6 months before the appointment date. (necessity)
- Other knowledge relevant to the required duties (evening classes in computing, extra languages, etc.) will be considered an asset;
- Knowledge of the European institutions and their functioning is desirable;
- An interest in issues related to health, consumer and social policies in Europe
- An excellent command of English, in speech and writing, as well as at least another
official UN and/or EU language (necessity)
- The ability to write clearly and succinctly in English
- A desire to work in a dynamic and international environment
- Excellent working knowledge of basic Office applications and powerful skills in online research
Who are we?
WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. The Brussels office is its official representation to the EU, with a function of liaising with all relevant EU stakeholders and keeping WHO Headquarters and regional offices in the centre of the European health debate, with an equally high interest in the policies being developed and implemented in the health and non-health sectors.
According to the rules and regulations of WHO, the internship is not remunerated. Applicants should be minimum 20 years of age. The minimum appointment needs to be 12 consecutive weeks.
The Intern will be based in the WHO office in Brussels, with their own workstation and all other office facilities. For the duration of the internship, they are part of the information network and IT system of WHO.
Please specify during your application whether you are likely to receive funding or a scholarship from an outside source.
Desired starting date
At the moment we are looking specifically for a starting dates as from 1 October 2016. We usually plan the different assignments well ahead in time and try to cover a full calendar year in advance. Please make sure to indicate your availability.
How to apply
Please submit your motivation letter accompanied by an update of your CV to the HR Administrator of the WHO Brussels Office by 15 August 2016. Only candidates subsequently selected for an interview will be contacted and requested to complete further administrative forms.
Checklist before submitting your application:
You should be able to tick off every item on the list below in order to comply with WHO’s administrative requirements and conditions for being considered for an internship assignment:
is at least 20 years of age; Date of birth: ___________
If you are interested in working with us, please contact Ms Ine Mortelmans, HR Administrator:
Rue Montoyer 14 1000 Brussels Belgium
Please apply by 15 August 2016 the latest
The United Nations team brings together 26 specialised agencies, funds and programmes spanning the development, humanitarian and human rights work of the UN. The team works to build understanding and support for UN system activities within the EU institutions and amongst a wider public in Europe.
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2,7th and 8th floor, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 788 8484 / Fax: 32 2 788 8485