Job Opening ID: 226346
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Programme Management
Category and Level : Internship, I-1
Duty Station : VIENNA
Department/Office : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date Posted : Jan 22, 2024
Deadline : Feb 1, 2024
Flexible: This internship is designed to be in-person and full-time (40 hours) but can be adjusted based on request by the successful candidate.
Duties and Responsibilities
The internship is located in the Strategic Planning and Inter-Agency Affairs Unit of UNODC. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Unit and the Programme Management Officer, the intern will:
• Conduct research related to and support the work of the Unit on issues of relevance, in particular in relation to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, youth policy, urban safety and good governance, as well as UNODC’s role in the context of UN development system reform;
• Support the Unit with research and coordination in various cross-cutting areas pertaining to consolidating UNODC’s contributions to Secretary-General’s reports, reports to the Human Rights Council and other reports for system-wide requests for information and emerging issues;
• Support the work of the Unit related to Results-Based Management (RBM);
• Support the implementation of the Youth Empowerment Accelerator (YEA!) Framework and other youth mainstreaming-related tasks;
• Assist in the drafting, editing and consolidating of the annual programme plan and the UNODC Strategy 2021-2025 reports;
• Contribute to the drafting and preparation of UNODC publications, briefing notes, background notes, reports, evaluations, and other internal documents, presentations, correspondences with Member State governments, talking points and speeches;
• Support the design and layout of infographics, web pages, social media and presentations on various topics related to the work of the unit, including SharePoint pages, iSeek and website pages, and
• Assist with the technical / ICT arrangements for webinars or hybrid events.
The Intern will further support the work of the Unit by performing other tasks as necessary.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work.
experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required. Please elaborate.
Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme. Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage.
Applicants must have good knowledge of standard software applications, especially MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Teams. Knowledge of Canva, Adobe or other design tools is an asset. Please describe your competency using these software applications.
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 advantage. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.