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Trainees INTERN - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

la Organizatia Natiunilor Unite in NEW DELHI

Job Title: INTERN - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, I

Department/ Office: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Duty Station: NEW DELHI

Posting Period: 30 March 2012-14 January 2013

Job Opening number: 12-SCI-ESCAP-23292-R-NEW DELHI (O)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The ESCAP - APCTT internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the Centre.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

About APCTT :

The Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) was established on 16 July 1977 as a subsidiary body of ESCAP. It is located in New Delhi, India. The objectives of the Centre, are to assist the members and associate members of ESCAP through strengthening their capabilities to develop and manage national innovation systems; develop, transfer, adapt and apply technology; improve the terms of transfer of technology; and identify and promote the development and transfer of technologies relevant to the region. APCTT actively engages with all members and associate members of ESCAP to meet the development challenges of the region. It receives valuable guidance and support from over 18 active member countries, of which 14 are members of both the Governing Council and the Technical Committee, which envisage and advise on the formulation of the Centre’s programme of work in the region.
For detailed information please visit the APCTT website www.apctt.org

Responsibilities

The intern will work with the Head of APCTT and designated professional staff in carrying out studies that could be used by the Centre in the implementation of its substantive work programme. The nature of the study that would be assigned to an intern would depend on the intern’s academic and professional background and interests and will be within the broad area of technology transfer and innovation management. Each intern will be provided specific terms of reference depending on the nature of the study that would be assigned.

Competencies

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 organizational 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

Accountability:
-Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments
-Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
-Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules
-Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments
-Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Creativity:
-Actively seeks to improve programmes or services
-Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs
-Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas
-Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"
-Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things
-Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches

Education

Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school(second university degree or higher); or if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least fours years of full-studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.

Be computer literate in standard software applications;

Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and

Have a demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

Assessment Method

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) if required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing
- Graduation Date (when will you be graduating from the programme)
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
- List your top three areas of interest/department preferences
- Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s).
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, IT skills, and three references.

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

United Nations Considerations

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.

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.

Source: UN Careers.


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