Sunday, 19 November 2017

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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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UNHCR internship vacancy: Intern Luxemburg

Internship
At the UN Refugee Agency –Luxembourg Liaison Office

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offers assistance and protection to some 65 million people of concern (internally displaced people, refugees, returnees, stateless people, asylum-seekers and others) around the world.

The Protection Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg seeks a native French-speaking intern for a six-month unpaid internship in Luxembourg starting as soon as possible.

The intern should be a native French speaker, with an excellent command of written and spoken English, and preferably with a Masters in Law. Knowledge of German and/or Luxembourgish will be considered an asset. Evidence of previous experience or a strong interest in refugee matters or human rights is appreciated.

 What we offer
      
•    Experience with a UN agency
•    Work in a dynamic, international environment
•    Learning about refugee and statelessness issues with one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world
•    Opportunity to use languages (English, French and German/Luxembourgish)
•    Attend external and internal meetings

General description of internship       
•    Monitoring and analyzing Luxembourg asylum law and practice
•    Researching country of origin information and a variety of refugee and statelessness issues
•    Drafting a wide range of documents including reports and correspondence, and responding to information requests
•    Writing, editing and translating texts (in English, French and German/Luxembourgish, according to native language)
•    Assisting with public information activities and the organization of events
•    Assisting with general office tasks

How to apply
Please e-mail your CV and cover letter in either English or French no later than midday 26 November 2017 to [email protected] with the subject Intern November 2017- Luxembourg. It is very important to use this title in the subject line of your email.

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UNHCR internship vacancy: ProtBE Legal Internship

Legal Internship
At the UN Refugee Agency,
Brussels Office    15-Nov-17

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 10,700 employees who help some 65 million people in over 128 countries.

The Protection Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg seeks one legal intern for a six-month unpaid internship, starting as soon as possible.

The intern should be a Dutch or French speaker at native speaker’s level, with a Masters in Law, International Affairs, or Political Sciences, an excellent command of written and spoken English and a very good knowledge of French or Dutch. Evidence of previous experience or a strong interest in refugee matters or human rights is appreciated.

What we offer
•    Experience with a UN agency
•    Work in a dynamic, international environment
•    Learning about refugee and statelessness issues with one of the largest humanitarian organisations in the world
•    First-hand accounts of refugee situations, via presentations given by staff assisting refugees in Belgium and abroad
•    A variety of interesting tasks
•    Opportunity to use languages (English, French and Dutch)

General description of internship
•    Monitoring and analysing Belgian and Luxembourg asylum law and practice
•    Researching country of origin information and a variety of refugee and statelessness issues
•    Drafting a wide variety of documents including reports and correspondence, and responding to information requests
•    Writing, editing and translating texts (in English, Dutch and French, according to native language)
•    Assisting with the organization of events
•    Assisting with general office tasks

How to apply
Please e-mail your CV and cover letter no later than 24 November 2017 to [email protected] with the subject Legal intern 2017 Brussels.

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UNHCR internship vacancy: Legal Internship (german-speaking)

Legal Internship (german-speaking)
At the UN Refugee Agency
Regional Representation for Western Europe

The Regional Protection Support Unit is looking for an intern to start by the beginning of February 2018 in Brussels for a six-month unpaid internship.

The intern should have an in-depth knowledge of German, a Masters in Law, with an excellent command of written and spoken English.  French is desirable but not essential. Evidence of previous experience or a strong interest in refugee matters or human rights is appreciated.

What we offer      
•    Experience with a UN agency
•    Work in a dynamic, international environment
•    Learning about refugee and statelessness issues with one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world
•    First-hand accounts of refugee situations, via presentations given by staff assisting refugees
•    A variety of interesting tasks
•    Opportunity to use languages (English, German and French)
•    Attend external and internal meetings

General description of internship      
•    Monitoring and analyzing asylum law and practice
•    Researching country information and a variety of refugee and statelessness issues
•    Drafting documents including reports and correspondence
•    Writing, editing and translating texts (from German to English)
•    Assisting with general office tasks

How to apply
Please e-mail your CV and cover letter in English no later than 8 December 2017 to [email protected] with the subject  RRWE PSU  Intern February 2018.  It is important to use this as the subject of your email.

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Internship: UNRIC Benelux Desk

Het Regionaal Informatiecentrum van de VN voor West-Europa (UNRIC) neemt twee Nederlandstalige stagiair(e)s aan. De stagiair(e)s worden aangenomen vanaf januari 2018 of begin februari 2018, afhankelijk van de beschikbaarheid van de kandidaat. De stagiair(e) wordt verwacht minstens vier tot zes maanden te werken op het kantoor van UNRIC te Brussel.

Opdracht en mogelijkheden:

Als medewerker van een hecht, internationaal en divers team, heeft de stagiair(e) de mogelijkheid om de Organisatie van de Verenigde Naties van binnenuit te leren kennen en er contacten te leggen. De stagiair analyseert dagelijks de Nederlandstalige media, publiceert informatie en artikels over de VN, verzorgt de outreach op sociale netwerksites en werkt mee aan verschillende VN-campagnes.

Profiel van de kandidaat:

De kandidaat moet beschikken over een academische achtergrond (politieke wetenschappen, internationale relaties, talen, communicatie en media, journalistiek), met voorkeur op masterniveau. De kandidaat beschikt eveneens over een zeer goede kennis van het Engels.

Vereiste kwalificaties:  

  • Sterke communicatieve, redactionele, audiovisuele en journalistieke capaciteiten.
  • Een zeer goede kennis van het Nederlands en Engels, en een redelijke kennis van het Frans is noodzakelijk.
  • Vermogen om autonoom te werken en initiatief te nemen.
  • Een basiskennis van de Verenigde Naties is belangrijk.
  • De stagiair(e) kan vier tot zes maanden stage lopen in Brussel
  • Een open geest en een groepsmentaliteit.

UNRIC voert een aanwervingsbeleid met gelijke kansen dat zich toelegt op het aanwerven van divers personeelsbestand. De stage is onbetaald maar kandidaten ontvangen een certificaat en een aanbevelingsbrief van de VN bij het vervolledigen van de stage. 

Kandidaten die houder zijn van een einddiploma, behaald aan een instelling van secundair onderwijs of hoger onderwijs, die gefinancierd of gesubsidieerd is door de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, kunnen mogelijk gebruikmaken van het Subsidieprogramma van de Vlaamse overheid. Raadpleeg voor meer informatie de website Flanders Trainee Programme

Kandidaten voor de stage sturen voor 29 november 2017 een gedetailleerd cv en een Engelstalige motivatiebrief naar  [email protected]. Na screening van de ingediende cv's en motivatiebrieven zal een elektronische test plaatsvinden voor de geselecteerde kandidaten.

Voor meer praktische informatie, of indien u vragen heeft: contacteer [email protected]

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UNDP Vacancy ICT Assistant

Location : Brussels, BELGIUM

Application Deadline : 13-Nov-17 (Midnight New York, USA)

Time left : 4d 19h 44m

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : National Consultant

Languages Required :English   French  

Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 05-Dec-2017

Duration of Initial Contract : 12 Months

Expected Duration of Assignment : 12 Months

 


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Background

The IT Unit provides ICT services and technical support to UNDP and 12 UN Agencies (70 persons) within UN House. These services are defined by client need and delivered in accordance with UNDP’s best practices for implementing ICT services.

The IT Assistant will maintain and monitor all active network equipment in order to ensure smooth network operation and assist in any other ICT related tasks assigned by the ICT Manager. The candidate will be able to provide IT support services to UNDP and sister Agencies on their own ICT Projects (Cloud storage, set up a VPN connection between office locations and create SharePoint work floors, maintain and upgrade local servers). To attain the above objectives, UNDP Brussels Office is seeking for an additional ICT Consultant to maintain the IT staffing ratio (50 users/IT personnel).

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the ICT manager, the ICT Assistant is expected to provide technical assistance to office staffs as needed, resolve network problems promptly and accurately, Initiate process improvements to better answer user demands, troubleshooting of all ICT equipment and other related tasks assigned to him/her.

  • Provide daily report to the ICT Manager on the tasks accomplished, incidents and concerns during the day;
  • Assist in any other ICT related tasks assigned by the ICT Manager during the interim period;
  • Create automated solutions by using SharePoint 2013 workflows or web forms;
  • Coordinate with the IT team and other service support providers to effectively resolve incidents and requests, both hardware and software;
  • Ensure day-to-day functionality of all computing resources (Servers, Router, Firewalls, WIFI access points, Telephone systems, video conferencing facilities, etc.;   
  • Take ownership of issues by carrying out problem analysis to implement temporary or permanent fixes with the aim of restoring service to the customer as soon as possible; escalating incidents to other support teams where necessary;
  • Upgrade and reimage computer hardware and application software as required. (Install and configure desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches);
  • Assist in the presentation of display materials and Video Conferencing events;
  • Provide orientation to New Users on the IT equipment, printers, scanners, door entry etc.;
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and resolve internet/Telephone connectivity problems;
  • Assistance in backup and restoration procedures for local drives. Maintenance of backup logs;
  • Assist in the procurement process of the IT items by liaising with Suppliers regarding quotes, defective equipment, evaluation equipment in accordance with the ICT Policy and Standards;
  • Supervise and process help desk support requests;
  • Help to accomplish administrative responsibilities (email creation, deletion, user orientation, create access code).
Competencies
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; 
  • Ability to provide input to business processes, elaboration and implementation of new systems;
  • Client service / user support experience;
  • Team oriented;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • UN experience is desirable, but not mandatory.

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of Windows Server 2008/2012;
  • Experience with firewalls, Internet VPN’s remote implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired;
  • Experienced understanding of TCP/IP;
  • Good functional and technical knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 apps, Outlook, Symantec products, Windows 7/8/10;
  • Knowledge of SharePoint 2013 an asset;
  • Experience with network patching and cabling;
  • Familial with social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram and more;
  • Plans, prioritize and delivers tasks on time;
  • Good judgment and ability to organize office work and prepare correspondence on own initiative.

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Secondary education preferably in mathematics or science related subject, and/or relevant IT qualifications with specialized formal training in computer Science.

Experience

  • 3 years’ experience in IT, including Networking and Server installation and administration, knowledge of database packages, experience in web design Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
  • IP Networking including, Routers, Firewalls, WIFI, Network printers, VPN, WAN, DNS and DHCP;
  • Administration and deployment of Windows servers and active directory;
  • Cisco and Microsoft trainings are strongly preferable;
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies;
  • Prior work experience gained in a Service Desk client orientated environment;
  • Able to diagnose hardware and software faults;
  • Able to communicate at all levels;
  • Able to work both as a part of a team or on own initiative;
  • UN experience is desirable, but not mandatory.

Language

  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in both English and French.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCESS

The application submission is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications:

Step 1: Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job website (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded, therefore, please include all documents in one file)):

Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal

Applicants are instructed to submit their financial proposals in Euro for this consultancy to [email protected] using the financial proposal template available here: IC Offeror's Letter Confirming the Interest. The proposals should be sent via email with the following subject heading: “Financial Proposal - ICT Assistant” latest by November 13th, 2017." Proposals to be received after the deadline will be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive and include a breakdown. The term ‘all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the financial proposal. No travel expenses will be involved, as this assignment does not foresee any travel.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested information.

Application Evaluation Process:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation;
  • Technical Criteria weight: [70%];
  • Financial Criteria weight:  [30%].

Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 70% on the Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 100 points:

  • Criteria A – Relevant knowledge and professional work experience relevant to the role – max points: 30;
  • Criteria B – Specific experience in managing networks and windows servers – max points: 20;
  • Criteria C – Interview Assessment – max points: 50.

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points

The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:

  • p = y (µ/z), where;
  • p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
  • y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal;
  • µ = price of the lowest priced proposal;
  • z = price of the proposal being evaluated.

Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.

UNDP will apply a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account both the technical qualification of Individual Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores. Please go the following link for the General Conditions of Individual Contracts:  http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf    

UNDP retains the right to contact references directly.

Payments will be made only upon confirmation by UNDP that contract obligations have been delivered in a satisfactory manner.

Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.

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