Internship at OCHA-Geneva (Assessments and Classification of Emergencies)

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Department: Assessment and Classification in Emergencies – PDSB

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Length of internship: 3 months (with possibility of extension)

Starting Date: ASAP

Closing date: 31 March 2012

Internship description:

The ACE project focuses on the assessment and classification of emergencies for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and manages the IASC task force on multi-cluster assessments. OCHA is currently recruiting an intern with a focus on communications to work in Geneva for a period of three months, with a possible extension to six months.

He/she will be tasked with:

• Supporting communication objectives of the ACE project, including maintaining relevant web sites, intranet and other communication tools; • Undertaking independent research on behalf of the ACE team in support of humanitarian products, including the Humanitarian Dashboard. • Supporting the ACE team in Geneva day-to-day global and field operations with a focus on communication.

Desired Profile:

• Excellent communication skills • General knowledge in current humanitarian affairs and issues • Understanding of humanitarian assessments desirable • Flexible team player who is able to work with minimum supervision and, when necessary, adapt to changing priorities • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders in time-restrained situations • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of design softwares (e.g. Adobe InDesign), Drupal or other web-based platforms tools desirable.


• Applicants must be enrolled in or completed post-graduate education (Master’s Level). Areas of academic specialization include social sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Communications, Library and Information Science or other related fields.

• Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of French an advantage.

Please note: The internship is unpaid and the intern is not allowed to apply for a job within the UN Secretariat for a period of six months following the internship. Please refer to general conditions governing internship programs at the United Nations’ Geneva website:

How to apply: 

Interested candidates are requested to send their completed P11 to by March 31, 2012. Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

All Application Forms can be found by clicking on the following link:

"The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Also, the United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts".

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