Intern - Operational Support (multiple positions), New York

  • DOS - Department of Operational Support
  • New York, USA
  • Mar 13, 2020
Intern DOS - Department of Operational Support

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The mission of the United Nations Department of Operational Support (DOS) is to help Secretariat entities, including peace operations, departments and offices, succeed by providing rapid, effective, efficient and responsible support services. Its core services include supply chain management, operational human resources management, health-care management, support for uniformed capabilities, support to entities in special situations, information and communications technology (ICT) support, and UNHQ facility management.

The Office of the Under-Secretary-General of Operational Support provides direct executive and management support to DOS leadership. Our work covers DOS strategy, performance, and analytics; as well as communication, coordination, and external relations.

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours), with supervision and support of a staff member. Except for the summer periods, we also consider part-time internships.

Responsibilities

Our interns work as full members of our team, pursue projects that are designed to make a significant difference in DOS, and have opportunities to learn about the United Nations overall. We offer internship opportunities in three broad areas:

AREA 1: EXECUTIVE AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
• Support the preparation of senior-level meetings, conferences and engagements
• Prepare research, analysis and policy options for improved operational support
• Attend meetings with UN counterparts and committees, and coordinate follow-up to decisions
• Assist in speechwriting, messaging, preparation of reports and background documents

This track requires good writing, planning, and organizing skills


AREA 2: ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
• Help analyse the performance across functional areas, including human resources, supply chain, health-care, uniformed support, planning and operational support, HQ facility and administrative support
• Support the analytics teams in preparing data, data models, and surveys
• Develop dashboards and visualizations for senior managers, and provide user support
• Support data mining, optimization, metrics development, and predictive analysis

This track focuses on working with data and data models, as well as data visualization


AREA 3: STRATEGIC AND PROJECT SUPPORT
• Help analyse the performance across functional areas, including human resources, supply chain, health-care, uniformed support, planning and operational support, HQ facility and administrative support
• Support work on priority projects such as specific innovation initiatives
• Support design, drafting and implementation of strategic priorities such as departmental-wide performance framework, client relationship models, etc.

This track resembles consulting-like work, and draws on conceptualization, PowerPoint and project management skills

 

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Organization type

UN jobs