UN Intern - Mechanism Archives and Records Section Jobs in Tanzania

UN Intern - Mechanism Archives and Records Section Jobs in Tanzania

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) is a body of the United Nations established in 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), after the completion of their respective mandates.

  • The Mechanism is comprised of two branches. One branch covers functions inherited from the ICTR and is located in Arusha, Tanzania. The other branch is located in The Hague and inherited functions from the ICTY.

  • Candidates applying for an internship with MARS Arusha should follow all requirements published on the Mechanism website as indicated above or email to MARS Arusha (marsarusha@un.org) for more clarifications.

  • This position is located in the Archives and Records Section of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in Arusha.

  • It is under the supervision and direction of an Archivist.

  • A Mechanism internship is unpaid and full-time.

  • Core working hours for interns are Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Interns work under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned. The duration of a Mechanism 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.


  • Interns within MARS will have the opportunity to work on a variety of programmes and projects centred on archival and records management activities.

    Depending on the individual’s background, interest and the needs of the office, tasks may include the following:

    • Assisting in developing outreach and advocacy products.

    • Creation of Finding Aids for Tribunal Archives.

    • Records management tasks (physical or digital).

    • Assisting with preservation of physical records.

    • Assisting with preservation of digital records.

    • Assisting with digitisation and quality control review of audiovisual records.


    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.

    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 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.

    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.


  • Candidates for an internship in MARS are required to be enrolled in, or have completed in the last 12 months, a relevant diploma/degree programme in archives, records management or information management.

  • Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.

    Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participating in the programme, and must be at least 18 years old.

  • Previous experience in an archive or information management work environment is an asset.


  • English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism.

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

  • Knowledge of French and/ or Kiswahili / Kinyarwanda is an asset.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Intern - Mechanism Archives and Records Section Jobs in Tanzania

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