Lao PDR

Full Time Internship Programme

Posting Title: Intern- Rule of Law- Governance- Criminal Justice - Drugs

Department/ Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Country Office in Lao PDR.

Duty Station: Vientiane.

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

Special Notice

A complete Cover letter and CV is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please send your CV to fo.lao@unodc.org with the title: Intern- Rule of Law- Governance- Criminal Justice - Drugs.

 

The Cover letter must include:

  • Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
  • Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
  • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
  • List your top three areas of interest
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
  • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
  • In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This vacancy announcement is for 4 internship positions, for a period of four to six months . The positions are located in the Lao PDR Country Office - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vientiane - Lao PDR.

The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Country Manager.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of Senior staff the Country Manager.For more information on UNODC, please visit the following website: www.unodc.org

Responsibilities

The intern shall undertake the following duties which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research on political and legal aspects of crime prevention and criminal justice reform and contribute to the preparation of background documents, presentations, summaries, talking points and speeches
  • Assist in the preparation of technical assistance workshops, meetings, high-level events and conferences
  • Attend and take notes at meetings
  • Perform other tasks as necessary.

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 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, the following conditions must be met: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation (OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO SUPPORT ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS HAS TO BE ATTACHED)

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 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.
  • Fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment Method

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

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.