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Intern – Un Ombudsman And Mediation Services (Unoms) Research Assistant

United Nations OfficeNairobi

This is a Full-time position in Nairobi posted October 8, 2019.

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The United Nations Office at Nairobi UNON is the UN headquarters in Africa
and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme
implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP and the UN
Human Settlements Programme UNHABITAT globally, as well as other UN offices
in Kenya, by providing Administrative, conference, Security and information
services www.unon.org.

The Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services UNOMS is
the informal component of the system of the administration of justice in the
United Nations. It is the primary recourse mechanism for resolving workplace
concerns in the United Nations and acts as an alternative to the formal
complaints mechanism.
The Office has eight regional branches in Bangkok, Geneva, Vienna, Entebbe,
Goma, Nairobi, Santiago and New York, each headed by a Regional Ombudsman, and
has a Mediation Service at Headquarters which serves staff of the United
Nations, UNICEF, UNDP, UNOPS, UNFPA, UN Women and UNHCR.

Applicants are encouraged to highlight their specific skills and/or experience
in their cover note. They are requested to do so carefully in order to enhance
the value of the internship for both themselves and the receiving Office.

The UNOMS Research Assistant internship is for six 6 months.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week 35 hours under the supervision of a staff
member in the Department or Office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the
intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the supervision of the Ombudsman the intern will:

– Give support to Outreach and Advocacy by assisting with outreach activities
such as preparing and editing texts, articles and presentations.

– Support preparing data and preparing reports by assisting in the intake and
follow-up of cases including the compilation of statistics and the preparation
of regular monthly reports.

– Conduct research and help develop training in areas of conflict resolution,
negotiation and consensus building.

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.

Education

– Applicants 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 program
minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent.
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the
internship within a one-year period of graduation.

– Be computer literate in standard software applications.

– Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a
personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

– 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.

Area of Study:
Studies in Conflict Resolution are preferred.

Work Experience

Not Applicable

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the
Internship Programme. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of an
additional official UN language is an asset.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further
consideration.

An interview and/or a written assessment may be conducted.

Special Notice

Your application for this internship must include:
1\. A Completed application Personal History Profile and Cover Note, through
the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:

– Title of the degree you are currently pursuing
– Graduation Date
– IT skills and programmes you are proficient in
– Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship

Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme, ensure to
include all past work experience if any.

2\. Proof of enrollment from current University if not graduated.

3\. A copy of degree certificate if you have already graduated.

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