Information Systems and Communication Technology - Open for Application

TITLE: Information Systems and Communication Technology Intern

DEADLINE OF APPLICATION: June 30, 2020

DUTY STATION: Incheon (Songdo)

 

Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide assistance in improving the functionality of the website and e-learning portal
  • Support the development e-learning content by using relevant software applications
  • Undertake various researches as directed by the Supervisor by collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources
  • Assist in administrative and substantive support to meetings and conferences, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics etc
  • Provide support for computer information systems and applications;
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Supervisor

 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  1. be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  3. have graduated with a university degree (first university degree, or second university degree or equivalent, or higher) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.

 

Competencies

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

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

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology
  • Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
  • Shows willingness to learn new technology

 

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

 

About the internship

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) internship is for 2 months with an opportunity for extension up to 6 months, pending on the needs of the department. Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The internship is UNPAID and fulltime.

 

For the complete details of the requirements and on how to apply for this position, you may visit the posting at https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=130036&Lang=en-US