Intern - Information Systems & Communication Technology

Closing date: Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Department/ Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 7 June 2016-6 July 2016
Job Opening number: 16-IST-UNOG-61786-R-GENEVA
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise.
Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match his/her suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member.
For purposes of this instruction, 'child' means
  • the child of a staff member;
  • the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and
  • the spouse of achild of a staff member or a staff member's spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). 'Sibling' includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This internship is located in the Information Technology Section, Production and Support Service, Division of Conference Management, Geneva. This internship is not paid and full-time (five days per week).
This internship is proposed from 1 July 2016 until 30 September 2016 with a possibility of extension up to maximum six months.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Information Technology Section and under the daily guidance of the Chief of the Client Solutions Unit, the incumbent will
  • Participate in preparing user requirements and other technical specifications.
  • Assist in the design, development and installation of information systems.
  • Assist in the analysis of well-defined modules within the system, develop enhancements and new features to existing systems; may design and implement systems as needed.
  • Contribute in rigorous testing and proving of applications software.
  • Help in maintaining assigned portions of systems, providing operational support for system's applications, analyzing and implementing system changes/upgrades, etc.
  • Ensure data security and integrity.
  • Prepare, update and maintain system's documentation and related technical/procedural manuals.
  • Assist in procurements, including conducting needs assessments and benchmarks, preparing technical specifications and evaluation criteria.
  • Assist in the set-up and monitoring of software performance measures.
  • Draft training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.
  • Participate with senior staff in assessing and testing new technology.
  • Perform ad hoc duties as required.
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