Org. Setting and Reporting
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat Department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.
This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments with the Information Management and Data Analytics (IMDA) Unit of the Emergency Response Section (ERS). Located in the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), which is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of OHCHR's country engagement strategies, the Emergency Response Section coordinates rapid response activities and provides specialized technical and operational support to field presences, geographic sections and OHCHR leadership in the areas of peace missions, early warning and preparedness, fact-finding, investigation, establishment and running of field presences and humanitarian action. The Emergency Response Section comprises the Risk Analysis and Prevention (RAP) Unit; the Humanitarian Action Unit (HAU); the Information Management and Data Analytics (IMDA) Unit and the Mission Planning and Start-up Unit.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the general guidance of the Head of the Section, in coordination with the Information Management (IM) and Data Analytics colleagues to support Information Management initiatives, the intern reports to the respective Coordinator/Information Management Officer in the area of assignment. The internship assignment shall be for an initial period of three (3) months, renewable for a combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and a scheduled commencement date during the first quarter of the coming year, ranging/starting from February 2020 to February 2021.
This internship is an UNPAID and full-time engagement that provides a framework through which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations by way of their service within Secretariat entities. Applicants should have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the 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.
APPLICANTS SHOULD INDICATE THEIR PRESENT MATRICULATION STATUS AND PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY IN THE APPLICATION COVER LETTER.
The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.
Daily responsibilities of Information Management (Data/business analysis and Visualization) interns will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to lending support to projects and/or activities within the Section, and in particular, the intern may:
Identify workflows and assessing requirements for clients; Help facilitate an understanding of client needs and identify, test solutions; Research, identify, and test tools and resources to support analysis of various data sources; Collect and analyze data and information; Analyze data to identify trends and gaps to inform response; Help develop procedures and guidance for the continued use of selected tools; Identify and evaluate terms, categories, and indicators; Apply taxonomies to analysis of various data and content (e.g. media, social media, information graphics, et cetera);
Generate information graphics to support decision makers in their understanding workflows; Participate in information management discussions and the design of sustainable visualization solutions including templates and icons; Liaise with relevant in-house and external partners as necessary or requested by the Unit; Identify and communicate with potential partners on areas of shared interest; and Perform other tasks as requested by the respective supervisor, as appropriate.