Internship at UNITAR in Geneva

Publié le par AS&D

Délai: 16 mai 2012


About UNITAR Since its establishment in 1965, UNITAR has acquired unique expertise, accumulating experience, knowledge and capacities to design and implement a variety of training activities. Following its mandate of “enhancing the effectiveness of the United Nations in achieving the major objectives of the Organization” the Institute is concretely contributing to developing the capacities of Member States in the fields of environment; governance; diplomacy; and peace and security.

UNITAR’s Mission is to deliver innovative training and conduct research on knowledge systems to develop the capacity of beneficiaries. Building on our experience, we optimize expertise, information and knowledge-sharing to achieve our mission.

The Public Finance and Trade Programme addresses the three thematic areas listed below, with a view to enhance the capacity of Member States to address international challenges in the areas of public finance, trade and intellectual property.

Public Finance Public Finance training activities strive to actively promote knowledge and understanding of financial governance, poverty reduction, debt management and prudent financial management among public officials and financial practitioners. A specific focus has been placed on the legal aspects of debt management and negotiation of financial transactions in order to assist Member States in addressing challenges relating to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as meeting their respective priorities in relation to Financing for Development.

Trade Through skills building and facilitating the cross-regional networking of officials and professionals in charge of trade-related issues, the Programme’s training activities contribute to bridging the knowledge gap and redressing some of the asymmetries between developed and developing countries in the role that they play in the multilateral trading system.

Intellectual Property International debates on intellectual property (IP) are becoming increasingly focused on the need to integrate a “development dimension” into IP policy making. An ongoing process in this direction is the implementation of the “WIPO Development Agenda”. By providing flexible training and networking opportunities through new ICT-based methodologies such as e-Learning, the Programme supports countries in effectively using IP policy to achieve sustainable development goals.

For more information on UNITAR and on the Public Finance and Trade Programme please visit

Duties This internship is designed primarily to support programme staff in promoting and delivering face-to-face and online training events in the areas of public finance, international trade, and intellectual property policy. Tasks include:

 contacting alumni, stakeholders and partner organizations with the aim of securing participants for training events; responding to day-to-day enquiries and expressions of interest about the training events; managing registrations including the payment of participation fees; liaising with course participants, experts and online platform administrators on an on-going basis throughout the training events and issuing participant certificates on completion of the events; supporting management of the courses’ online platform; supporting Public Finance and Trade Programme staff in relation to reporting course/Programme results.

Requirements: academic and/or professional background in executive secretariat preferred, background in business administration, marketing, communications, or related field a suitable alternative very good command of English and Spanish (written and spoken),  excellent oral and written communications skills strong organisational skills and attention to details ability to work with extended and remote teams availability for 4 to 8 months on a part-time or full-time basis

Next available: June 2012

Place of Work: Geneva

In accordance with relevant UN regulations and policies internships are non-remunerated. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibilities of trainees and their sponsoring institutions.

How to apply:

Please send your curriculum vitae and letter of motivation, explaining why you are suited for this traineeship, to (in English). Please ensure that you attach your letter of motivation as a separate document, rather than in the e-mail text.

Due to the high number of applications expected only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

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