Call for Applications: Paid internships at UNOPS

Project Finance Intern Finance Copenhagen, Denmark, Deadline / 26-Oct-2020

Stagiaire Conducteur (rice) de travaux Engineering Multiple, Deadline / 20-Oct-2020

Partnerships Intern, Tokyo Liaison Office Administration | Partnerships Tokyo, Japan, Deadline / 16-Oct-2020

Pasante de Apoyo para Proyecto – Sistemas Informáticos IT Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, Deadline / 13-Oct-2020

Intern for Project Management and Infrastructure Engineering | Project Management Copenhagen, Denmark, Deadline / 12-Oct-2020

Project Finance Intern Finance Copenhagen, Denmark, Deadline / 26-Oct-2020

Project Finance Intern

Job categories

Finance

Vacancy code VA/2020/B0004/20493

Department/officeFA, FG, Finance Unit

Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark

Contract type Intern

Contract level Intern

Duration01/12/2020 through 01/05/2021

Application period 05-Oct-2020 to 26-Oct-2020

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.


Expand all [+] Background Information – FG

Finance Group

The purpose of the Finance Group is to lead and develop the organization’s finance strategy and practice. The core functions of the Finance Group are to:

a.      Articulate finance policies and processes; enable operationalization and managerial oversight through appropriate systems and reports; provide corporate advice and guidance; and strengthen the knowledge, skills and career development of finance practitioners.

b.     Steward the resources of the organization, ensuring cost recovery and accurate financial reporting to partners; maintain appropriate controls and integrity of financial management in accordance with relevant international standards; enable prudent management and growth of financial assets; and build an informed and shared management engagement on financial issues in support of the organization’s business strategy.

c.      Identify and develop opportunities for the provision of financial management services for partners and ensure appropriate modalities for service delivery.

The Project Finance Intern reports to the Project Finance Specialist who provides broad supervision and guidance to the Project Finance team. The Project Finance Intern will support the team on a wide range of finance processes, having hands-on practical daily work and operations as well as being on the front line with internal and external parties such as colleagues in HQ and in the field offices. The Finance Intern will be responsible for delivering the assigned tasks in a collaborative, timely and efficient manner. The Finance Intern will have great opportunities for learning and expanding knowledge and experience within the areas of finance as well as process improvements and system developments.  

 Functional Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities 

(Detailed description of the internship project (s); tasks assigned)

1.    SUPPORT THE Policy Setting, Reporting and Compliance related activities 

  • Support the different teams on a wide range of tasks related to analysis of financial data.  
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and yearly closure exercise in regards to data collection, review and analysis.  
  • Assists with compilation, consolidation and reporting of data. Communicates with colleagues/clients on areas requiring verification, corrections, additional information. 
  • Assists with the audit and verification exercises related to client projects; reviews supporting documents ensuring completeness and accuracy.  
  • Provides support on ad-hoc matters.  

2.    ASSIST IN FINANCE RELATED KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES 

  • Assists with the development of training materials and guidance notes.  
  • Supports with system development and process improvement initiatives 

3. TAKE PART TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEAM PROJECTS  

  • Provide support in the development of finance innovative solutions 
  • Support the development and maintenance of the unit’s intranet page

Training components and learning elements

The intern will be a part of the team and will be exposed to learning on the job on a daily basis. Time shall be allocated for the understanding of UNOPS functioning, policy framework, cost recovery strategy, funds implementation areas, etc. 

The intern shall be trained to operate ERP, utilize reporting platforms, understand organizational KPI interpretation, etc. 

Participation in missions or training courses

 The intern will be able to participate in other trainings offered by UNOPS. Specific trainings of interest will be discussed with the intern upon arrival. No official travel for a mission is foreseen. 
 Education/Experience/Language requirements

1. Academic qualifications 

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a university degree such as a Bachelor, Masters, or have graduated within three years prior to the application date of the internship.  
  • The preferred candidate would have a degree in or pursuing studies in the areas of finance, economics, business, accounting, administration, management, international relations or other related areas. 

2. Language Skills

  • Full working knowledge of English 
  • Desirable working knowledge of French and/or Spanish
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset 

3. Computer Literacy

  • Experience in office software packages (word, power point) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet (Excel) 
  • Experience in use of ERP system is an asset 
  • Experience in use of SharePoint is an asset
  • Experience in use of Google Suite is an advantage

 Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

 Contract type, level and duration – Internship
Contract type: Internship
Contract level: N/A
Contract duration: 6 months

This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.

Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend  from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one time travel lumpsum of 500 USD. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.

For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
 Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. 
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

For more information please open this link

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=20493#1

Stagiaire Conducteur (rice) de travaux Engineering Multiple 20-Oct-2020

Job categories Engineering

Vacancy code VA/2020/B5305/20520

Department/office AFR, SNMC, Senegal

Duty station Multiple

Contract type Intern

Contract level Intern

Duration 6 mois

Application period 06-Oct-2020 to 20-Oct-2020

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.


Expand all [+] Background Information – Senegal

L’objectif du bureau multi-pays du Sénégal est de fournir un soutien efficace et efficient aux partenaires de sa juridiction, en accord avec la stratégie d’entreprise de l’UNOPS. Les opérations du bureau multi-pays sont guidées par la mission de l’UNOPS qui consiste à accroître la capacité du système des Nations Unies et de ses partenaires à mettre en œuvre des opérations de consolidation de la paix, d’aide humanitaire et de développement qui comptent pour les personnes dans le besoin.

Les principaux partenaires du Bureau multi-pays du Sénégal sont la Banque mondiale, l’UE, la Banque islamique de développement, le Millennium Challenge Corporation, le Fonds mondial et d’autres agences des Nations Unies, telles que le HCR et le Département des opérations de maintien de la paix (DOMP). D’autres partenariats potentiels dans les domaines de l’énergie durable, de l’emploi des jeunes, de la santé et de l’éducation sont : l’Agence suédoise de coopération internationale au développement, l’Agence coréenne de coopération internationale et l’UNICEF.

 Background Information – Job-specific

Le Sénégal a inscrit le développement et renforcement des sous-secteurs de l’éducation de la petite enfance et pré-primaire parmi les priorités du plan sectoriel de l’éducation 2018-2030. Les conclusions du rapport de l’UNICEF « Bilan de compétences des enfants à l’entrée au primaire au Sénégal » ont, entre autres, souligné l’importance de l’instruction préscolaire pour la préparation des enfants au parcours éducatif et la couverture limitée de ces services au niveau du territoire national.  

Dans le cadre du partenariat entre l’UNICEF et KOICA (coopération Coréenne) pour l’amélioration des capacités et qualité des sous-secteurs de l’éducation de la petite enfance et pré-primaire, l’UNOPS sera responsable du volet infrastructure. Ce volet portera sur la construction de 8 cases de tout-petits dans les départements de Louga et Dagana.

 Functional Responsibilities
Sous la supervision directe du Chef du Projet et de l’Ingénieur principal, le/la stagiaire conducteur(trice) de travaux participera à l’exécution du projet et à la réception des travaux sur le terrain en veillant au contrôle de la qualité des installations de chantier et des travaux.

Il participera à la coordination des travaux de construction, contribuera au  progrès et à la mise en œuvre du projet et participera dans la prise de décision dans toutes les étapes de la mise en œuvre.

  • Exécuter toute autre tâche technique selon les directives du chef de projet;  
  • Participer au suivi des prestataires/entreprises retenus pour la réalisation des travaux des corps d’état architecturaux et  secondaires (courant fort,courant faible,plomberie,sécurité-incendie,etc.) ;
  • Analyser la conformité des propositions des entrepreneurs par rapport aux Spécifications Techniques et les modalités de mise en œuvre adoptées et le cas échéant, faire les recommandations de procédés plus adéquats;
  • Définir et contrôler les programmes d’essais et tests requis pour l’évaluation de la qualité des travaux;
  • Assister dans l’évaluation des différentes phases de mise en œuvre et partager les leçons apprises avec les membres de l’équipe de gestion et le chef de projet;
  • Assurer la fonctionnalité de tous les équipements installés lors de leur pose la période de garantie;
  • Participer au suivi des prestataires/entreprises retenus pour la réalisation des travaux de construction;
  • Contribuer à faire le suivi des plannings des travaux des entreprises et apporter les appuis nécessaires à la réalisation qualitative et quantitative conformément aux plans et aux clauses des contrats;
  • Participer et alimenter les réunions bi-hebdomadaires de gestion de chantier;
  • Mettre en place une base de données pour le suivi de l’ensemble des interventions;
  • Préparer les réceptions techniques et provisoires des travaux;
  • Participer à la résolution des problèmes avec les entreprises, liés à la qualité et au respect de délais d’exécution des travaux;
  • Sous la supervision du Chef de Projet, veiller à l’implication des autorités et des populations  locales, des services techniques déconcentrées et tenir compte des besoins spécifiques sur le site du projet;
  • Contribuer à vérifier la qualité des matériaux et équipements reçus sur les chantiers ainsi que la régularité de leur approvisionnement;
  • Contribuer à gérer étape par étape les ouvrages ou parties d’ouvrages suivant les instructions du Chef de projet;
  • Participer à la préparation des réceptions techniques et provisoires des travaux;
  • Appuyer le Chef de projet si nécessaire dans l’identification et l’évaluation des prestataires/entreprises;
  • Participer à l’élaboration des programmations périodiques des activités à réaliser sur chantiers ;

Participer à la préparation des points ou situations d’avancement de travaux des chantiers sur une base journalière, hebdomadaire et mensuelle à l’attention de l’Ingénieur principal et au Chef de Projet.

Contrôle de suivi et des progrès

  • Exécution correcte et qualitative de  la mission de suivi,contrôle et vérification des travaux;
  • Contrôle de qualité approprié du processus de construction;
  • Mettre les procédures de gestion en place et en conformité avec des politiques de l’UNOPS;
  • Appui technique et administratif à la gestion du Projet;
  • Contribution à l’analyse de la conformité des propositions des entrepreneurs par rapport aux Spécifications Techniques et aux modalités de mise en œuvre adoptées;
  • Participation à l’évaluation des travaux, à la validation des attachements et à l’établissement des décomptes des entrepreneurs en vue de leur paiement;
  • Participation à la mise en place d’un mécanisme de contrôle de conformité des travaux;
  • Plan de travail est disponible et régulièrement mis à jour;
  • Fiches de vérification de l’exécution sont régulièrement complétées;
  • La conformité des travaux effectués est dûment contrôlée;
  • Les délais d’exécution des travaux sont respectés par les entreprises;
  • La qualité des travaux est conforme aux normes requises.

 Competencies FR

Démontre une compréhension des effets de son rôle sur tous les partenaires et accorde la priorité aux bénéficiaires. Forge et entretient des relations externes fortes et constitue un partenaire compétent pour les autres (si cela s’applique à son rôle).
Évalue les données et les processus afin de prendre des décisions logiques et pragmatiques. Adopte une approche neutre et rationnelle en calculant les risques. Applique l’innovation et la créativité à une démarche de résolution des problèmes.
Établit efficacement une série de mesures pour soi- même et pour les autres pour atteindre un objectif. Les actions posées mènent à l’accomplissement total de la tâche en respectant les exigences de qualité dans tous les domaines. Repère les possibilités et prend des initiatives pour les saisir. Comprend qu’un usage responsable des ressources optimise l’effet de nos activités auprès des bénéficiaires.
Traite tous les individus avec respect ; accorde de la considération aux différences et encourage les autres à faire de même. Incarne les normes éthiques et organisationnelles. Répond à de hautes exigences en matière d’honnêteté. Est un modèle pour les questions de diversité et d’inclusion.
Ouvert au changement et flexible dans un environnement très dynamique. Adapte efficacement son approche pour suivre l’évolution des circonstances ou des besoins. Apprend de son expérience et modifie son comportement. Ses résultats sont cohérents, même sous pression. Cherche continuellement l’amélioration.
Exprime des idées ou faits de manière claire, concise et ouverte. La communication indique une considération pour les sentiments et les besoins des autres. Écoute activement et partage ses connaissances spontanément. Gère les conflits efficacement en respectant les différences et en trouvant un terrain d’entente.

 Education/Experience/Language requirements
Formation

Etre inscrit à un programme d’études universitaires tel que le DUT (Diplôme universitaire de technologie), ou la licence professionnelle oule BTS (brevet de technicien supérieur), ou à un programme de cycle d’Ingénieur dans le domaine du Génie Civil ou dans un domaine similaire est exigé.
Ou

Avoir obtenu un diplôme équivalent au DUT, ou au BTS, ou à un BAC+3/5 dans les trois années précédant la date de dépôt de la demande de stage.


Expérience professionnelle

Une expérience professionnelle non exigée dans l’un des domaines suivants serait un atout:

  • L’expérience et la connaissance d’Autocad ou autre logiciel de conception semblable et MS Project
  • Expérience dans un bureau  d’études d’ingénierie ou une entreprise exécutante 
  • Contrôle de qualité de travaux

Langues

  • Une bonne maîtrise du français parlé et écrit est exigé 
  • La connaissance de l’anglais est un atout

 Contract type, level and duration – Internship
Contract type: Internship
Contract level: N/A
Contract duration: 6 months renouvelables sous réserve d’une bonne performance et disponibilité des fonds

This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.

Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend  from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one time travel lumpsum of 500 USD. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.

For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx Considérations supplémentaires

  • Veuillez noter que l’offre d’emploi prend fin à la date de clôture, à minuit, heure de Copenhague (heure d’Europe centrale).
  • Les candidatures reçues après la date de clôture ne seront pas examinées.
  • Seuls les candidats présélectionnés pour l’entretien seront contactés.
  • Nous encourageons vivement les femmes qualifiées à postuler.
  • Harmonisation entre la vie personnelle et la vie professionnelle – L’UNOPS valorise ses contractants et reconnaît l’importance d’équilibrer les exigences professionnelles et personnelles. Nous avons une politique progressiste en matière d’harmonisation entre le  travail et la vie personnelle et nous offrons plusieurs options d’horaire de travail flexibles. Cette procédure s’applique à tous les types de contrats.
  • Pour les postes de fonctionnaires, l’UNOPS se réserve le droit d’affecter un candidat à un poste de niveau moins élevé que celui publié dans cette annonce.
  • Le candidat sélectionné est tenu de respecter les politiques de sécurité, les instructions administratives, les plans et les procédures de l’UNOPS et du Système de gestion de la sécurité de l’ONU.

La politique de l’UNOPS exige de procéder à la vérification des références de tous les candidats potentiels à un poste ou un stage.
Ces vérifications sont déterminantes pour l’embauche.
 Informations générales sur l’UNOPS
La mission de l’UNOPS consiste à aider les personnes démunies en renforçant la capacité des Nations Unies, des gouvernements et de ses autres partenaires à mener leurs activités en matière d’infrastructures, d’achats et de gestion de projets de manière durable et efficace. 

Au sein de ces trois principaux domaines d’expertise, l’organisation fournit à ses partenaires des services transactionnels, de conseils et de mise en œuvre, pour des projets allant de la construction d’écoles et d’hôpitaux à l’achat de biens et de services, en passant par la formation de travailleurs locaux. L’UNOPS travaille en étroite collaboration avec des gouvernements et des communautés afin d’assurer la durabilité économique, sociale et environnementale des projets que l’organisation soutient, avec un intérêt particulier pour le renforcement des capacités nationales.

L’UNOPS intervient dans des contextes parmi les plus difficiles au monde et sa vision consiste à améliorer les pratiques de mise en œuvre durables dans les domaines du développement, de l’aide humanitaire et de la consolidation de la paix, tout en satisfaisant ou dépassant systématiquement les attentes de ses partenaires. 

Comptant plus de 7000 membres du personnel dans plus de 80 pays, l’UNOPS apporte à ses partenaires les connaissances logistiques, techniques et de gestion dont ils ont besoin, peu importe l’endroit où ils en ont besoin. Sa structure flexible et sa portée internationale permettent à l’organisation de répondre rapidement aux besoins de ses partenaires tout en générant des économies d’échelle. 

For more information please open this link

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=20520#7

Partnerships Intern, Tokyo Liaison Office Administration | Partnerships Tokyo, Japan 16-Oct-2020

Job categories Administration, Partnerships

Vacancy code VA/2020/B0047/20494

Department/office RP, PLG, Partnerships and Liaison Group

Duty station Tokyo, Japan

Contract type Intern

Contract level Intern

Duration6 months

Application period 02-Oct-2020 to 16-Oct-2020

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement


Expand all [+] Background Information – Job-specific

Background of Partnerships and Liaison Group

The Partnerships and Liaison Group (PLG) supports UNOPS efforts to build closer ties with partners across the full spectrum of UNOPS activities. By forging strategic relationships and working with partners, both in the field and at headquarters, PLG seeks to not only ensure high partners satisfaction with UNOPS project implementation and support, but also to integrate best practices and innovative solutions from experienced non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private sector, governments and other UN agencies into UNOPS operations. Based in Copenhagen, PLG has liaison offices in Amman, Bangkok, Brussels, Geneva, Tokyo, Washington DC, and Nairobi and supports partners such as the World Bank, the European Union, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations Mine Action Service, the United Nations Environment, the Global Fund, USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, national governments and others.
 Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Head of office, the Intern will be responsible for;

Research and analysis

  • Conduct research and summarise information on topics such as country data, partner profiles and strategies, UNOPS projects and market trends
  • Review, edit and translate documents assigned by the Head of Office

Administrative and secretarial support

  • Support procurement and payment processes for office maintenance
  • Support missions and event organisation, including logistics, preparation of briefing materials and post-event summaries
  • Assist the internal and external reports and publications
  • Manage visibility items such as booklets, fact sheets and envelopes
  • Maintain and update intranet and website contents
  • Perform other duties as required.

In the performance of his/her duties, the intern will gain exposure to the full-range of UNOPS operations, clients, and donors. The intern will also gain key insight into the workings of the United Nations system as well as the interplay between donor-financing, partnership-building, field-work, and the political complexity involved in working at a United Nations organization.

The intern will also gain exposure to an international and culturally diverse environment where s/he will be in a unique position to gain an understanding of the dynamics of working in a multicultural setting and the challenges and opportunities involved therein.

To the extent possible, the intern will have full access and be able to participate in the full range of UNOPS training and educational opportunities
 Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

 Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education 

  • The applicant must be pursuing a university degree such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. (or the equivalent), or have graduated from such studies within three years prior to the application date of the internship.
  • The preferred candidate would have a combination of degrees or pursuing studies in the areas of development studies, public policy and administration, international relations, economics, business, communications, engineering, or other related areas.

Work Experience

  • The candidate should also have knowledge of, and experience with, Microsoft Office programs, particularly with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with G suite would be a strong asset.

Languages

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in Japanese is required.
  • Fluency in other UN languages, in particular Spanish and French, is an asset.

 Contract type, level and duration – Internship
***The Tokyo Liaison Office utilises teleworking mode as necessary

Contract type: Internship
Contract level: N/A
Contract duration: 6 months, possibility for extension

This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.

Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend  from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.

For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. 
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

For more information please open this link

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=20494#5

Pasante de Apoyo para Proyecto – Sistemas Informáticos IT Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 13-Oct-2020

Job categories IT

Vacancy code VA/2020/B5405/20344

Department/officeLCR, GTPC, Guatemala

Duty station Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Contract type Intern

Contract level Intern

Duration2 meses (renovables hasta 12 meses dependiendo de disponibilidad de fondos y buen desempeño)

Application period 23-Sep-2020 to 13-Oct-2020

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.


Expand all [+] Background Information – Job-specific
La Oficina de las Naciones Unidas de Servicios para Proyectos (UNOPS) es un órgano de las Naciones Unidas responsable de las infraestructuras, las adquisiciones y la gestión de proyectos (Resolución 65/176 de 2010 de la Asamblea General). Nuestra misión es ayudar a las personas a mejorar sus condiciones de vida y a los países a lograr la paz y un desarrollo sostenible. Las tres áreas prioritarias de UNOPS corresponden a: 

Infraestructura sostenible: UNOPS diseña, construye, repara y mantiene infraestructuras en algunos de los entornos más desafiantes del mundo, así como en países de renta media. Sus actividades se centran en el desarrollo de infraestructura de transporte, educación y salud, entre otras áreas. Adquisiciones públicas: UNOPS es un recurso central de adquisiciones del sistema de las Naciones Unidas y sus asociados. Enfatiza en una entrega de bienes y servicios eficiente, transparente y sostenible en función de los costos. Gestión de proyectos: UNOPS gestiona al año más de mil proyectos humanitarios, de desarrollo y de consolidación de la paz para distintos asociados, garantizando calidad, eficacia y resultados que cumplan con los más altos estándares. 

El trabajo de UNOPS busca la sostenibilidad medioambiental, social y económica, la cual contribuye a los progresos de equidad y bien común de los países en los que opera, promoviendo así el mejoramiento de las condiciones de vida de las personas más necesitadas. UNOPS tiene presencia en 23 países de América Latina y el Caribe. Los servicios, productos y asistencia técnica cumplen con los principios de la administración pública de transparencia, equidad, integridad, libre competencia, imparcialidad, moralidad, eficacia, eficiencia y respeto de las instituciones nacionales.

Como parte del programa de pasantías, UNOPS Guatemala busca actualmente candidatos/as que estén cursando sus estudios universitarios (licenciatura, maestría o doctorado) o que se hayan graduado hace no más de tres (3) años.

Estamos en busca de pasantes que puedan compartir conocimiento, entusiasmo y energía. A cambio les ofrecemos una experiencia en una de las agencias de Naciones Unidas donde podrán poner en práctica sus competencias laborales como preparación para su futura carrera profesional.
 Functional Responsibilities
Bajo la supervisión del encargado/a del área de apoyo específica (Soporte Transversal, Gerente de Proyecto TIC), el/la Pasante, será responsable de realizar las siguientes actividades, sin limitarse exclusivamente a ellas:

  • Total aceptación de las regulaciones de UNOPS, sobre los procesos financieros, procesos de adquisiciones, de apoyo operativo, técnico, y reportes de acuerdo a cada área.
  • Archivo (físico y digital) de la información.
  • Otras actividades adicionales de apoyo designadas por el/la supervisor/a específico del área.

Actividades específicas:

  • Apoyar en la preparación y seguimiento de controles adecuados para la gestión de procesos, procedimientos,  inventario de los proyectos o área específica requerida.
  • Apoyo en el control de suministros de trabajo.
  • Apoyar en el proceso de observación a las políticas y regulaciones financieras, técnicas y administrativas de UNOPS.
  • Apoyar en los procesos administrativos y logísticos para la gestión de talleres, capacitaciones, reuniones y otros eventos.
  • Apoyo para asegurar el establecimiento y mantenimiento del sistema de registro del archivo del proyecto o área específica requerida.
  • Apoyo para la apertura de archivos según sea necesario, manteniéndolos debidamente identificados, almacenados y accesibles.
  • Apoyo en el recibo, registro, codificación, distribución y seguimiento de correspondencia (entrante y saliente).
  • Apoyar en la redacción, elaboración de correspondencia, minutas, actas, etc.
  • Mantener una comunicación adecuada y fluida a lo interno y externo del proyecto o área específica requerida.
  • Apoyo en la elaboración de presentaciones, documentos, procesos, diseños de procedimientos, tablas, o lo requerido por el área.
  • Apoyar al proyecto o área específica requerida en actividades específicas de actividades con relación al personal interno y externo, proveedores, entre otros.
  • Otras tareas asignadas relacionadas al puesto por el/la supervisor/a específico del área.

 Education/Experience/Language requirements
Educación

  • Título a nivel diversificado (escuela secundaria) es requerido.
  • Se requiere estar cursando los últimos ciclos o ser egresado/a de las carreras de Ingeniería de Sistemas Informáticos, Informática, Ciencias de la Computación o carreras afines a nivel de licenciatura, maestría o doctorado.
  • Se valorará aportar título universitario a nivel de licenciatura, maestría o doctorado máximo tres (3) años de graduado/a al momento de aplicar.

Experiencia laboral

  • No requiere aportar experiencia profesional.
  • Será altamente valorado haber realizado otras pasantías o voluntariados, de preferencia en las áreas de Informática.
  • Haber tenido experiencia en la aplicación de principios y técnicas de Sistemas Informáticos, programación y/o diseño de programas será una ventaja distintiva.
  • Se valora el manejo de G Suite, MS Office.

Idiomas

  • Es requerido el idioma español (oral y escrito).
  • Será valorado el conocimiento del idioma inglés a nivel intermedio  (oral y escrito).

 Competencies ES

Demuestra comprender el impacto que tiene su función en todos los asociados y siempre pone al beneficiario en primer lugar. Desarrolla y mantiene relaciones externas sólidas y es un asociado competente para otros (si entra en sus funciones).
Evalúa los datos y los procedimientos que se deben seguir para lograr decisiones lógicas y pragmáticas. Adopta un enfoque imparcial y racional con riesgos calculados. Aplica la innovación y la creatividad al proceso de resolución de problemas.
Establece de forma eficaz una línea de acción propia y/o para otros con el objetivo de alcanzar una meta. Las acciones desembocan en la correcta consecución de la tarea con especial atención a la calidad en todas las áreas. Identifica las oportunidades y toma la iniciativa para actuar. Comprende que el uso responsable de los recursos maximiza el impacto que podemos tener en nuestros beneficiarios.
Trata a todos los individuos con respeto, responde con tacto a las diferencias y anima a los demás a hacer lo mismo. Defiende las normas éticas y de la organización. Mantiene altos estándares de confianza. Es un modelo para la diversidad y la inclusión.
Está abierto al cambio y es flexible en un entorno con un elevado ritmo de trabajo. Adapta su perspectiva a las circunstancias o los requisitos cambiantes. Reflexiona sobre las experiencias pasadas y modifica su propio comportamiento. El desempeño es constante, incluso bajo presión. Siempre persigue mejoras continuas.
Expresa ideas o hechos de forma clara, concisa y abierta. La comunicación indica una consideración por los sentimientos y las necesidades de los demás. Escucha de forma activa y comparte de manera proactiva el conocimiento. Gestiona los conflictos de manera eficaz mediante la superación de las diferencias de opinión y la búsqueda de un denominador común.
  
Actúa como modelo positivo que contribuye al espíritu de equipo. Colabora y apoya el desarrollo de otros. Solo para administradores de personal: mediante el uso de estilos de liderazgo apropiados, actúa como modelo de liderazgo positivo, motiva, dirige e inspira a los demás para que tengan éxito.

 Contract type, level and duration

Tipo de contrato: PasanteNivel de contrato: Intern

Duración del contrato:2 meses (renovables hasta 12 meses dependiendo de disponibilidad de fondos y buen desempeño).

Esta pasantía está abierta a personas nacionales de Guatemala.

Los horarios de trabajo flexibles se pueden arreglar.

El/la pasante estará invitado/a a participar en todas las sesiones de formación abierta de UNOPS, siempre y cuando las mismas tengan relación con el contenido de su puesto de trabajo.

Esta pasantía no está diseñada para convertirse en una posición a futuro dentro de la UNOPS. Por lo tanto, no deberá haber ninguna expectativa de empleo al final de la pasantía.

El/la pasante podrá ser elegible para un estipendio mensual. 


UNOPS es un empleador incluyente, por lo que invitamos a postularse a mujeres y hombres indistintamente de su etnia, discapacidad, orientación sexual o identidad de género. Estamos comprometidos a promover una representación equitativa.
Balance vida laboral y personal: UNOPS valora a su personal y reconoce la importancia de mantener un balance entre las responsabilidades profesionales y personales. Contamos con una política de equilibrio laboral-personal y ofrecemos varias posibilidades de horarios flexibles. Esta política se aplica al personal de UNOPS, bajo cualquier modalidad contractual.

A solicitud, UNOPS busca la posibilidad de acomodar candidatos/as con necesidades especiales.

Para más detalles sobre las pasantías UNOPS por favor siga este enlace:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx
 Información adicional

  • Tenga en cuenta que la fecha límite es medianoche, hora de Copenhague (CET).
  • Las solicitudes recibidas después de la fecha límite no serán consideradas.
  • Solo aquellos/as candidatos/as que sean seleccionados/as para la fase de entrevistas serán notificados/as.
  • Animamos encarecidamente a candidatas cualificadas a solicitar el puesto.
  • Para puestos STAFF, UNOPS se reserva el derecho a designar a un candidato para un nivel inferior al publicado en el puesto.
  • Para contratos retainer/lumpsum, antes de proporcionar sus servicios a UNOPS, se le solicitará que complete algunos cursos obligatorios, con una dedicación de unas 4 horas.
  • El/La candidato/a seleccionado/a será responsable de cumplir con las políticas de seguridad, las instrucciones administrativas, los planes y los procedimientos del Sistema de Gestión de la Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas y de UNOPS.

Es la política de UNOPS llevar a cabo verificaciones de antecedentes de todos los/las contratados/pasantes potenciales. 
La contratación/pasantía en UNOPS está supeditada a los resultados de dichos controles. Información general de UNOPS
La misión de UNOPS es servir a las personas necesitadas mediante la ampliación de la capacidad de las Naciones Unidas, los gobiernos y otros asociados para gestionar proyectos, infraestructuras y adquisiciones de forma sostenible y eficiente.

Dentro de estas tres áreas de conocimientos principales, UNOPS proporciona a sus asociados servicios transaccionales, de asesoramiento e implementación en proyectos que abarcan desde la construcción de escuelas y hospitales hasta la adquisición de bienes y servicios o la formación del personal local. UNOPS trabaja en estrecha colaboración con los gobiernos y las comunidades para garantizar una mayor sostenibilidad económica, social y ambiental en los proyectos que apoyamos, con especial énfasis en el desarrollo de la capacidad nacional.

Trabajando en algunos de los entornos más desafiantes del mundo, la visión de UNOPS es promover prácticas sostenibles de implementación en los contextos humanitario, de desarrollo y de consolidación de la paz, siempre con el objetivo de satisfacer o superar las expectativas de nuestros asociados.

Con un personal de más de 7.000 empleados repartidos en 80 países, UNOPS ofrece a sus asociados los conocimientos logísticos, técnicos y de gestión que necesiten y donde los necesiten. La estructura flexible y el alcance global de la organización hacen que ésta pueda responder a las necesidades de los asociados con celeridad y a su vez beneficiarse de las economías de escala. 

For more information please open this link

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=20344#6

Project Finance Intern Finance Copenhagen, Denmark 26-Oct-2020

Job categoriesEngineering, Project Management

Vacancy codeVA/2020/B0005/20443

Department/officeFA, SSC, IPAS

Duty stationCopenhagen, Denmark

Contract typeIntern

Contract levelIntern

Duration6 months, with possibility of extension maximum up to 12 consecutive months; subject to satisfactory performance and available budget

Application period25-Sep-2020 to 12-Oct-2020

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.


Expand all [+] Background Information – IPAS

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UNOPS Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS)serves all the regions and headquarters, primarily with advice and solutions to everyday implementation challenges. IPAS consists of a diverse team of subject matter experts in the six practice areas of HR, Administration, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Project Management and Infrastructure. IPAS has three main roles:

Support to operations in the field offices: IPAS provides timely advice and supports actively finding of solutions to everyday implementation challenges, based on policy and best practices. It also provides operational support in specific areas.

Business efficiency: IPASrecommends changes to policies, processes and operating standards based on the feedback and experience of the field offices. IPAS also ensures transparent and efficient project implementation, in line with policy and business needs. 

Body of knowledge: IPAS contributes to research and coordination within the policy groups and project practitioners. It provides structured knowledge and subject matter expertise which is used across practice areas to provide coherent and tailored advice to the requesting offices. Functional Responsibilities

Reporting to the IPAS Project Management and Infrastructure (IPAS PMI) Team Lead, the successful candidate may be required to work on the following:

  • Support IPAS and IPAS PMI a variety of tasks as outlined and assigned in the annual work plan; 
    •  Support the preparation of the PMI Workplan and monitor its progress;
    • Take lead in the preparation of PMI quarterly reports ensuring regular inputs are prepared and extracting supporting data from various systems;
    • Participate in the development and promotion of checklists, webinars, and guidelines;
    • Develop and manage G Suite dashboards.
  • Maintain, update, and support all relevant knowledge management efforts for the unit;
  • Monitor and maintain the advisory task dashboard;
  • Providing analysis and reporting as required for the PMI team by ensuring compliance with all policies, guidelines, and instructions set out by IPMG and the organization;
  • Support with the preparation of reports for the unit and relevant performance management initiatives;
  • Provide assistance to the PM on the implementation of Phase II of the “Digitalization of IPAS advisory and operational support” Project;
  • Day to day tasks as assigned.

 Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education: 

  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent is required.
  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in, or have recently completed (within three years prior to the application date of the internship) a Bachelor/Master’s/Ph.D. Degree in a relevant area, preferably in Business Administration, Science and/or Engineering.

Language requirements: 

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of French and/or Spanish would be considered an asset.

Internship-related experience: 

While no prior work experience is required the following experience is highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of Google Suite is an asset;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Database analysis, processing and reporting;
  • Ability to prepare communication material including presentations; 
  • Website and intranet development;
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office programs, particularly with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and other publishing software.

 Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

 Contract type, level and duration – Internship
Contract type: Internship
Contract level: N/A
Contract duration: 6 months

This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.

Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend  from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one time travel lumpsum of 500 USD. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.

For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. 
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
 Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

For more information please open this link

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=20443#6