INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS [Temporary]
United Nations
SANTIAGO
hace 40 días

Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship in the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division will last 3 to 6 months, depending on the needs of the Office.

Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an "as-needed" basis.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations.

It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities.

Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.

The Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division contributes to the evaluation of progress in public policies, instruments and institutions, with a view to promoting more inclusive economic activity with a smaller environmental footprint in the Latin American and Caribbean countries.

The Policies for Sustainable Development Unit host the Technical Secretariat of the regional process on Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development which seeks to adopt a regional agreement on access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters ( access rights ).

For additional information see www.cepal.org / principio10.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.

The internship will specifically serve the Principle 10 Observatory on access rights to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Observatory is a clearinghouse to support capacity-building and cooperation in the framework of the Principle 10 regional process.

Daily duties include :

  • Assisting in management, development and updating the Observatory
  • Carrying out extensive research on environmental laws, regulations, plans, programmes and policies of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Collecting and documenting data, producing and reviewing content for the Observatory including summaries, synthesis notes and other documents for public use
  • Analyzing current trends and situation analysis in specific countries / sectors and layout of outputs in different formats
  • Staying abreast of Principle 10-related developments in the region through media, academia, official documentations and other sources
  • Perform other related duties, as required.
  • Professionalism :

  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
  • remains calm in stressful situations.

  • 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.

    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.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

    For this internship, field of studies must be related to Law, Political Science and / or International Relations. Candidate must have interest in sustainable development / environmental law issues.

    Preference will be given to those candidates that have prior experience and / or strong in environmental law and legal research.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and knowledge of Spanish is required for this Internship.

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    Interns are expected to work on a full-time basis (work five days per week; 35 hours) in the Division / Section to which they are assigned, but they may undertake flexible working arrangements, subject to certain conditions.

    The internship is UNPAID. All costs of travel and accommodation, including living expenses, must be covered by the intern or any relevant sponsoring institution.

    Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above for a period of six months following the end of their internship.

    A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    The Cover Note must include :

  • Degree programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied ?)
  • 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.

    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 (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild);
  • and (iii) the spouse of a child 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.

    United Nations Considerations

    Job openings posted on the Careers Portal are taken off at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

    Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants.

    Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-

    a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.

    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.

    Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.

    The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.

    Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and / or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

    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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