Thursday, 20 September 2018

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Employment opportunities

In order to function effectively as a global organization, the United Nations Secretariat has a continuing need for staff. It is impossible to list in detail the different type of positions for which the Organization recruits.

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General information on employment opportunities and current vacancies at the UN Secretariat: more info

The specialized agencies, funds and programmes (i.e. UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, etc.) conduct their own recruitment programmes. Candidates should consult the appropriate agency’s website for information concerning employment opportunities. The following webpage contains links to vacancy notices of over 30 of these organizations: more info

Aside from the ‘Blue Helmets’, which are military forces provided directly by the Members States, the UN rely on civilian staff for its peacekeeping missions. Information on recruitment for peacekeeping operations: more info

Salaries, allowances, benefits and job classification at the United Nations: more info

 

Language competitive examinations

The United Nations is looking for qualified candidates to fill its language positions across the Organization: more info

 

Young professionals programme (YPP)

The United Nations is seeking highly qualified nationals of certain countries for employment in order to achieve greater geographical balance of its professional staff. The Young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination: more info

 

Junior Professional Officer Programme (JPO)

The Programme offers young professionals who are graduates from universities or institutions of higher education an opportunity to acquire professional experience in the technical cooperation of the United Nations Secretariat. An Associate Expert/JPO is recruited under bilateral agreements between the United Nations and donor countries.
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United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV)

The United Nations Volunteers program is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide: more info

 

Internship programmes

Internship programmes at all major locations of the United Nations: more info

Internship throughout the UN system:
If you are interested in internships with other United Nations funds and programmes, you can find information here

Internship at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), Brussels
UNRIC is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months. United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
Applications (CV and cover letter) should be sent to: UNRIC Brussels, attention: internship, Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels, Belgium or via e-mail to: [email protected]

 

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Vacancies Brussels

UNHCR Brussels office :External Relations Internship

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 11,500 employees who help millions of refugees in 128 countries.

The External Relations Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg is seeking a native Francophone intern for 6 months (starting March 2019 - negotiable). The intern must meet the administrative criteria set out below and have a perfect command of French, a good command of English and Dutch, and knowledge of the media sector (including social media). Layout and CMS skills are an 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

·   Letter of recommendation from a prestigious organization

General description of internship

·   Researching and summarizing information on a variety of historic and current refugee issues

·   Summarizing refugee-related issues in the Belgian press on a daily basis

·   Writing, editing and translating texts (mainly English and Dutch into French),
  usually for the website

·  Proposing and uploading content onto Twitter and/or the website to strict deadlines

·  Assisting with the organization of events

·  Assisting with the creation and updating of publications (e.g., brochures, postcards)

·   Assistance with general office tasks on an ad hoc basis 

Requisite educational and administrative criteria

In order to be considered eligible for an internship, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

·  Be a recent graduate or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school,
programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO;

·  Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of the Organization;

·  Have no direct family ties with a UNHCR staff member (including Temporary Appointment holder) nor with a member of the Affiliate Workforce.

Submission deadline

Please e-mail your CV and cover letter by 7 October 2018 to [email protected] with the subject ‘PI Internship for French native-speaker’’. Early applications may be given priority.

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UNHCR Brussels - EU Internship

Global Issues/EU Internship At the UN Refugee Agency Regional Representation for EU Affairs (RREUA)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the UN Refugee Agency, also known as UNHCR) is an intergovernmental organization with a mandate to protect refugees and stateless persons worldwide. Promoting respect for international protection norms in European Union (EU) law and policy is of vital importance to UNHCR, and the agency, accordingly, provides its views on a wide range of issues related to access to Europe, asylum, refugee protection, resettlement and integration in the Member States of the EU. UNHCR's reports, proposals and observations on EU asylum law and policy can be found on this page: www.unhcr.org/eu. The Regional Representation for EU Affairs (RREUA) collaborates with EU institutions in Brussels on these issues, and works closely with the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta and Frontex, the EU's external border agency, based in Warsaw. The “Global Issues - EU Affairs” unit (GI-EU) is one of the six units within the Regional Representation for EU Affairs (RREUA). The unit works on different areas including advocacy, EU policy partnership, fundraising, field support and EU financial/administrative partnership. The GI-EU Unit is looking for an intern starting early November 2018.

Selection Criteria

In order to be considered eligible for an internship, the following criteria must be fulfilled: a. Be a recent graduate or current student in a graduate school programme, preferable in international relations or political science, from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and b. Have completed at least three years of studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

Work Responsibilities

* Conduct research and monitor particular aspects of EU external action, EU policy developments and/or EU funding instruments * Write analytics notes on different aspects of EU migration/asylum related issues * Update material and guidelines on EU developments intended to be sent to field operations * Attend meetings and conferences in Brussels on various EU matters and report on their content * Provide administrative support to the management of EU contributions on an ad hoc basis * Assist with the organization of meetings and events as may be required * Perform other duties as may be required

Work Dates & Conditions

Full-time, six months, from November 2018. Dates to be agreed. The intern will receive a Food and Local Transportation Allowance (FLTA), up to USD 1000 per month, payable in local currency. The Food and Local Transportation Allowance is provided to non-sponsored interns only. In cases where a sponsored intern receives funding (less than the amount of allowance described above) from the sponsoring institution or another sponsor, UNHCR will pay the difference between this amount and the above allowance, if any.

How to apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Laura Gicquel ([email protected]) by 24/09/2018. For more information, please check UNHCR’s websites (www.unhcr.org, www.unhcr.org/eu)

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UNHCR Brussels - Associate External Relations Officer

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 UNHCR Regional Representation for EU Affairs in Brussels (RREUA)

is seeking a candidate to fill the vacancy of the following position:

 

Associate External Relations Officer (NOB) – Position PN 10014031

The Associate External Relations Officer will be part of the Regional Office for Western Europe within RREUA and will cover Belgium and Luxemburg. S/he will work under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Representative. Advice may also be provided by relevant functional units at HQ. External contacts are with a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including inter alia, government, media, embassies, donors, UN agencies, NGOs and other national and international organizations, as well as general public on matters of importance to the Organization.

Responsibilities

  • Stay abreast of the challenges posed by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform, and institutional developments in the area of forced displacement and humanitarian operations.
  • Assist the implementation of a communications strategy that generates support for UNHCR’s operations from external partners (e.g. the general public, governments, partners, media, academia, NGOs, private sector and persons of concern).
  • Assist in the coordination of the drafting of, situation reports, briefing notes, background material, talking points, fact sheets, press releases and articles.
  • Assist in the management of information flows within the country operations by identifying priority matters, securing, analyzing and disseminating documentation and information to support country operations and corporate communication processes and priorities.
  • Consolidate information on UNHCR’s country operations and identify appropriate messages for campaigns and appeals.
  • Propose events and initiatives (e.g. commercial, cultural, political and sports) to promote the work of UNHCR and take action as appropriate.
  • Support the management of media relations by, inter alia, responding to direct queries, publishing press releases, handling interview requests and organizing regular briefings and visits to country operations.
  • Promote visibility of UNHCR’s work and advocate for support for the people of concern through providing inputs for social media and other web content.
  • Organize missions to the field and press briefings for external parties as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Journalism, Communications, or other related fields plus minimum 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Fluent in French and Dutch with highly developed drafting ability in both languages.
  • Excellent command of English
  • Very good knowledge of local institutions and media is essential.

 

Desirable qualifications & competencies

  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
  • Experience in (UNHCR) humanitarian operations in the Field.
  • Familiarity with the Belgian context of asylum and migration.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point essential), exposure to graphic design software.
  • Fund-raising and programming/programme management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of working with social media.

1 year renewable

Interested candidates are invited to fill in the Personal History (P.11) form which can be obtained at www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc. Completed forms are to be submitted by Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 24:00, together with a motivation letter in English to [email protected] with ‘Associate External Relations Officer’ and the candidate’s surname in the subject. 

Late applications will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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UNHCR Brussels - Protection Associate G6

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 UNHCR Regional Representation for EU Affairs in Brussels (RREUA) that covers the Regional Representation for Western Europe (RRWE) is seeking a candidate to fill the vacancy of the following position :

 

Protection Associate (G6) in Brussels - Belgium (Position 10029490)

The Protection associate will be part of the Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg in the Regional Office for Western Europe (RRWE). S/he will supports the Unit on matters related to the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and will work under the supervision of the Head of Unit. External contacts are with a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including inter alia, government, media, embassies, donors, UN agencies, NGOs and other national and international organizations, as well as general public on matters of importance to the Organization.

 

Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the supervisor, the Protection associate will:

1. Promote and implement UNHCR’s global and regional objectives and activities

2. Monitor developments  and protection standards, procedures and practices in protection delivery

3. Contribute to designing a comprehensive protection strategy aiming at ensuring quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern

4. Contribute to the implementation of UNHCR advocacy and awareness-raising activities

5. Provide support in representing the Office externally

To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, authorities, NGOs and other stakeholders. S/he will also consistently apply International and national Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.

The incumbent duties and responsibilities will include:

-        Monitor political, legal, security and other developments which impact on UNHCR-related interests in the Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg including the protection environment, report on them and when relevant, propose remedial measures

-        Liaise, provide advice and information, and intervene as relevant, directly or through appropriate referrals, with persons of concern, authorities, NGOs, lawyers on issues of concern; respond to queries from Government Officials, NGOs, lawyers, individuals, etc.

-        Contribute to the elaboration of a protection strategy including a country-level child protection and education plan 

-        Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection-related AGD based programming

-        When applicable, manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents

-        Monitor Refugee Status Determination (RSD) trends to identify developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision making; support the development of quality assurance initiatives in the context of the national asylum procedure 

-       Contribute to initiatives to capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection response

-        Contribute to and prepare legal interventions and comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern, applying international, EU and national law and UNHCR policies and standards

-        Monitor policy and practice on reception conditions for asylum seekers

-        Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation and local integration;

-       Monitor policy and practice on resettlement of refugees and relocated asylum-seekers. Liaise with UNHCR HQ and in the field to facilitate smooth operations;

-       Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness;

-        With the support of the Associate External Relations Officer, assist the Regional office in maintaining relations with the press and in the development of public information activities to ensure greater knowledge in public opinion of refugee and asylum issues and promote UNHCR objectives

-        Contribute to and prepare briefing notes and reports on issues of concern

-       Perform other duties as required.

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience

-        Education: Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required

-        Job experience: Relevant to the function: 6 years

-        Excellent knowledge of French

-        Working knowledge of English

 

Desirable qualifications & competencies

-        Familiarity with the Luxemburg context of asylum and migration and Luxemburg institutions

-        Excellent communication skills

-       Experience of working with social media

-        Programme management experience

-        Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point essential)

-       Previous experience working with UNHCR is an asset

-        Working knowledge of another UN language

One year renewable

Interested candidates are invited to fill in the Personal History (P.11) form which can be obtained at www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc. Completed forms are to be submitted by 16 September at 24:00, together with a motivation letter in English to [email protected] with ‘Protection Associate’ and the candidate’s last name in the subject. 

Late applications will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Internship at ILO-Brussels

The ILO-Brussels Office is looking for an intern to join its team for a period of six months (1 November 2018 - 30 April 2019). The internship offers excellent learning opportunities and exposure.

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The internship is meant for enthusiastic candidates looking to get hands-on experience in an international affairs environment, focussing both on advocacy and development partnerships.

The purpose of granting internship is threefold:

  1. to enable carefully selected graduate students to participate in the multicultural and intergovernmental work of the ILO;
  2. to offer the opportunity to the participants to acquire knowledge of the ILO's environment and to deepen their understanding of the ILO's goals, policies and activities;
  3. to enable the ILO-Brussels office to benefit from the assistance of persons with relevant knowledge and skills in areas within the scope of the mandate of the ILO.


Tasks

  • conduct research on various policy issues including the drafting of analytical papers and reports on issues related to ILO's activities;
  • assist with ILO-EU technical cooperation partnerships (monitoring calls for proposals, assist with examination of project proposals, etc.); 
  • monitor and report on EU policy developments relevant to the ILO;
  • prepare briefings on topics that are of interest to the ILO;
  • assist in organizing events, including in light of the ILO’s Centenary in 2019;
  • attend conferences and meetings, prepare minutes and reports, assist in the preparation of input and presentations;
  • assist in developing content for ILO-Brussels’ website and social media channels;
  • carry out ad hoc administrative tasks.


Eligibility and prerequisites

Applicants must:

  • be in their last year of a master degree or above, or have completed their studies no earlier than one year prior to this application preferably in Political Science, International Relations, Law or Economics;
  • have a strong interest in international and European social and employment issues and a basic knowledge of the ILO, EU institutions and the UN system;
  • be proficient in English and French; knowledge of Dutch would be an asset;
  • have excellent editorial skills;
  • be computer literate;
  • have an adequate health insurance.


Requirements

Candidates can apply for an ILO internship only if:

  • they have no close relative serving in the ILO;
  • this is their first and only internship with the ILO.


Conditions

  • Paid internship of 6 months (1 November 2018 – 30 April 2019);
  • Full-time position of 40 hours per week (9:00 am - 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm);
  • 2,5 days of leave per month of work;
  • Monthly compensation of 992,00 EUR which comprises a stipend of 952,00 EUR and 40,00 EUR as a contribution towards the cost of medical insurance to cover the period of the internship;
  • When an intern is financially supported by an institution, the ILO shall, subject to the rules of such institution, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support and the applicable ILO stipend.


Application procedure

Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter to [email protected] by Sunday 16 September 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. For more information, please visit our website 

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