Program Officer, Asia Programs

Country: United States of America Organization: Freedom House Closing date: 14 Jul 2021 Freedom House is a non-partisan non-governmental organization that monitors, strengthens, and defends human rights and democracy worldwide through programs that support civic activists, research, and advocacy. Freedom House is seeking to add a new Program Officer to our Asia Programs team. This is an opportunity for a rising professional in international program management to further develop their expertise in designing and implementing programs in the Asia region. The Program Officer will provide critical support to several projects, including tracking and managing diverse tasks and deliverables, responding to the needs of field-based staff, drafting reports and other communications, drafting language for subgrants and contracts, and tracking and managing project finances. The PO serves as the key liaison between field staff and the leadership of the Asia team as well as FH’s finance team. The

INTERN - HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)

Country: Indonesia
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 31 May 2021

Org. Setting and Reporting

As the capacity on disaster management is growing both from the government and non-government actors, OCHA needs to continue sharpening its role to add value to what has been achieved by Indonesia since the enactment of Disaster Management Law in 2007 and the establishment of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) at the national level and BPBD at the sub-national level. OCHA is focusing its activities on three pillars, i.e.:
1.maintaining support to the Government on response preparedness, with engagement from the OCHA Regional Office in collaboration with national humanitarian actors;
2.continuing to support the in-country international humanitarian architecture for national preparedness and response; and
3.enhancing OCHA’s corporate liaison with ASEAN, the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Coordinating Centre, and the ASEAN Member States at operational and political levels.
In performing the above tasks, OCHA plays significant role on supporting:
•National Cluster and thematic working group support, including the implementation of the HCT Action Plan and support to medium scale disaster responses
•Cash and Voucher Assistance and its linkage to Adaptive Social Protection
•HCT Contingency Planning exercise
•ASEAN Secretariat for strategic related issues at regional and global level and AHA Centre for capacity development during emergency response through inter-operability.
In addition to that, OCHA continues to facilitate coordination on a number of activities such as:
•Yearly World Humanitarian Day on 19 August
•Discussion on revision/development of Disaster Management Law
OCHA considers that it is useful to have internship to support the existing personnel in the office to deliver the above tasks.

Responsibilities

The overall tasks during the internship cover:
a.Support the preparation of reports and minutes of meeting;
b.Support to the translation of documents, as needed;
c.Support to the preparation and facilitation of coordination of the World Humanitarian Day in collaboration with other networks.
d.Any other tasks as deemed necessary by the Head of Office.

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.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme.
    Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
    The University degree must be in the area of political science, social science, communication, journalism, international relations, humanitarian studies, development studies, public administration, business administration, or in a related field.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
Applicants are not required to have professional working experience for participation in the Programme though any academic and/or practical experience in humanitarian affairs issues including humanitarian financing mechanisms, humanitarian funding trends, gender equality programming, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development and/or human rights is desirable.
Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations, a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and; have a 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.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage. Knowledge of Indonesian is an advantage.

Assessment

Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is 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); - IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient; - Explanation why you are the best candidate for the internship position. In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references. Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
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. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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.

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