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Intern - Administration, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (I-1)
Closing date: 2014-12-17
Posting Title:INTERN - ADMINISTRATION, I
Job Code Title:INTERN - ADMINISTRATION
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
18 September 2014-17 December 2014
Job Opening number
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
ICTY is not in the position to obtain a visa for applicants for this internship position, therefore only applicants with a legal right of stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the duration of the internship will be considered.
Detailed information about the ICTY internship program and all relevant forms may be found here: http://www.icty.org/sid/113.
A complete online application including ALL of the documents listed below is required. Please note that documents may only be in English, and that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Applicants must attach ALL of the following documents to each application
- Proof of legal right of stay for Bosnia and Herzegovina (copy of valid passport or visa)
- Acceptance and Undertaking;
- Cover letter stating the reasons for applying;
- Two letters of recommendation;
- Copies of university/law studies transcripts (including courses taken and grades received);
- A scanned copy of the applicant's valid medical insurance or a signed statement confirming intent to obtain medical insurance while in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- A sample of written work (in English) preferably in a field relevant to the work of the Tribunal and no more than five pages long.
Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorization of the Chief of Human Resources of the Tribunal. Interns are bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the information to which an intern has access in the course of the internship must not be divulged to external parties. Each prospective intern must sign the Acceptance and Undertaking Form to indicate their understanding and acceptance of this stipulation. This form must be included in every application.
On completion of their internship, interns are required to complete a substantive report on their assignments. This will be included in their file and will be forwarded, upon request, to the sponsoring institution, government body or private organization.
There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations or the ICTY upon completion of the internship.
ICTY interns are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, more commonly referred to as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia or ICTY, is a body of the United Nations established to prosecute serious crimes committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and to try their perpetrators. The Tribunal is an ad hoc UN court which is located in The Hague, The Netherlands.
An ICTY internship is UNPAID and full-time. Core working hours for interns are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Overtime may be required to meet deadlines for specific projects. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member in the office to whom they are assigned. The duration of an ICTY internship can range from a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months, according to the needs of the intern's assigned office.
Organizational Setting and Reporting: This position is located in the Outreach Office of the Communication Section at the Sarajevo Field Office, under the supervision and direction of the Registry Liaison Officer. The Communication Section is seeking an intern who is available to begin service as soon as possible this year, if possible, for an initial period of 3 months with possible extension.
The Communications Section is looking for an intern to assist in the preparation and implementation of ICTY Outreach projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Monitor local news sources for articles relating to the Tribunal and its work. Assist in preparation of twice-daily reports containing such news items for distribution among senior figures at the Tribunal.
- Undertake background research and/or collect information for Outreach projects. In addition, assist in the preparation of Outreach's bi-monthly regional briefing reports.
- Provide assistance during the preparation for and duration of Outreach events such as conferences, presentations and other field activities.
- Assist with the organisation and implementation of group visits to the Sarajevo Field Office.
- Assist in dissemination of ICTY promotional materials; help maintain section's repository in good order.
- Draft meeting minutes, reports, speaking and background notes and similar.
- Assist in the translation of documents from Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian into English (and vice versa), provide support for interpretation at meetings as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned
Professionalism Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Teamwork Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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.
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.
Applicants must have a university degree or be in the final stages of their undergraduate studies in relevant field (social sciences, journalism, law or other related fields).
Applicants must have fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software e.g. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internal databases, Internet etc.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme but must be at least 18 years of age.
English and French are the working languages of the Tribunal. For this post fluency in written and oral English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) is required.
Experience in translation from BCS to English and vice versa is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
United Nations Considerations
Job openings posted on the Careers Portal are taken off at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on 'The Application Process' and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on 'Manuals' on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.