UN Internship - Programme Management - Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

UN Internship - Programme Management - Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

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  • Internship-Programme Management

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat Department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

    This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments located within the OHCHR East Africa Regional Office (EARO).

    Established in 2002, the Regional Office assists the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) offices, United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Djibouti, the Africa Union (AU), governments and civil society in strengthening human rights based approaches.

    In particular, OHCHR EARO works closely with AU, UNCTs and civil society on capacity building and mainstreaming human rights in their work, as well as providing support in their engagement with the regional and international human rights organs, including advising national authorities upon request. Thematic priorities for the Regional Office's work are: Strengthening rule of law and accountability for human rights violations;

    Increasing implementation of the international human rights mechanisms` outcomes; Enhancing and Protecting Civic Space and People's Participation;

    Integrating human rights in sustainable development; Enhancing equality and countering discrimination; and Early warning, prevention and protection of human rights in situations of conflict and insecurity.


  • Daily responsibilities of the Regional Programme Management intern will depend on the individual's background and specific duties may include but are not limited to: Assisting the team in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of training and human rights promotion activities in cooperation with the concerned governments, national institutions, regional organizations (i.e. African Union, Economic Commission for Africa), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and United Nations agencies;
  • Contributing to the development of activities aimed at promoting international and regional human rights conventions among AU Member States and advocating for its ratification; Participating, as appropriate, in various meetings, consultations and co-ordination with various partners in the region; Participating in internal staff meetings and following-up on relevant issues upon request;
  • Assisting in the day-to-day work of the office which may also include provision of support in the organization of training workshops, conducting research on requested topics, preparing reports
    documentation and/or /presentations, drafting correspondence letters, et cetera; and Performing other tasks as assigned by supervisor, as appropriate.

  • To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master's degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree) in the area of business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, management, economics or a related field, OR have graduated with a university degree as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period from the date of graduation.

    Work Experience
  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of project or programme management, administration, would be an advantage.
  • Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs - which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 31st January 2020
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
  • Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
  • No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Internship - Programme Management - Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

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