Job Vacancies Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)
Position: Intern – Legal affairs
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 May 2012
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) internships are for two months with the opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the Executive Directorate.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a senior staff member in the cluster/office to which they are assigned.
Responsibilities of the internship position encompass all aspects of the Directorates work. These responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Assist in analyzing and interpreting international, regional and domestic legal instruments, especially those relating to counter-terrorism.
Conduct research, including but not limited to: international, regional and domestic laws; organizations which operate in the field of counter-terrorism; general research issues related to all other aspects of work undertaken by the Directorate.
Draft memoranda, letters, reports and other documents as needed.
Assist in the organizational and logistical activities of meetings of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee and its sub-committees, as well as regional and national workshops organized or co-organized by the Directorate.
Assist in drafting taking points or speeches for the Committee Chair and the Executive Director.
Correspond with international, regional and sub regional organizations, as well as with Permanent Missions of Member States to the United Nations.
Attend internal meetings of the Directorate as well as formal Committee Meetings and take notes as required.
Undertake other tasks as requested.
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; 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 Planning & Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
Uses time efficiently
Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program in law (eg. LLB, JD, LLM, PhD), international affairs, or political science
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship program. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their UN professional history profile (PHP).
Fluency in either English or French, the working languages of the United Nations (both oral and written), is required. Knowledge of the other language is desirable. Knowledge of Arabic or Spanish is highly desirable.
Should there be a need for an intern who matches the profile above, the applicant will be contacted directly by the Directorate. Please note that due to the large number of applicants, the Directorate would not be in a position to reply to each application. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration if required.
A completed online application (cover note and personal history profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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.
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.
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