Geospatial Information Intern

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JOB DETAIL

Work Location
Huzhou, Deqing
Expected duration
3 – 6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
This position is in the United Nations Global Geospatial Knowledge and Innovation Centre (UN-GGKIC), Statistics Division (SD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), based in Deqing, China. The interns report to the Senior Geospatial Information Officer. The Centre’s overarching goal is to work towards the ambitions of implementation of the United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (UN-IGIF) set by Member States, to develop capacity, promote and support the required innovation, leadership, coordination and standards to develop, strengthen, integrate and deliver national geospatial information policy, data, systems, tools, services and capabilities into their national government development policies, strategies and arrangements. The internship is for three months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the department. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours). The unpaid internship is designed to be in person and full-time at the Huzhou (Deqing) duty station. Depending on the situation of the successful candidates, the internship may also offer a Flexible Work Arrangement to be conducted fully remote, hybrid (in-person and remote), part-time, and/or temporary FWA. The Interns will be responsible for the following duties in general for specific projects: • Supports and contributes to the implementation of projects and activities aligned with the Centre’s Framework Plan, focusing on policy guidance, knowledge sharing, technical and capacity development initiatives; • Assists in the development of approaches and guidance to enhance national geospatial information policy, data, systems, tools, and services integration into government development policies and strategies; • Performs methodological research in geospatial technologies, methodologies, processes, and data sources to advance the Centre’s overarching goals; • Prepares draft documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assists in drafting relevant reports; • Assists in the organization of seminars, working groups and expert meetings; • Assists with communication, data storytelling and data visualization (infographics) and outreach efforts; • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications/special skills
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). (c) knowledge of GIS, RS, GNSS and Integration. Internships do not require work experience.
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 Chinese or other UN official language is an advantage.
Additional Information
• Have strong organizational and coordination skills, analytical thinking, excellent written and verbal communication, attention to detail, and ability to collect and analyze data. • Have a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and a commitment to the ideals of the Charter; • Being able to interact with individuals of different backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
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.
New York, United States
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