Internship Opportunities at IRMCT, June 2022.The Mechanism is mandated to perform a number of essential functions previously carried out by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”). In carrying out these essential functions the Mechanism maintains the legacies of these two pioneering ad hoc international criminal courts and strives to reflect best practices in the field of international criminal justice. The IRMCT has two branches one located in The Hague, The Netherlands and another in Arusha, Tanzania.
Internship Opportunities at IRMCT, June 2022
Job Title: INTERN – ARCHIVES AND RECORDS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
The Archives and Records Section of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) invites applications for internships starting on 01 August 2022 in Arusha, Tanzania. The above job opening will be valid for 6 months and candidates will be selected on a rolling basis. Please indicate your preferred internship period in your cover letter.
The Mechanism is mandated to perform a number of essential functions previously carried out by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”). In carrying out these essential functions the Mechanism maintains the legacies of these two pioneering ad hoc international criminal courts and strives to reflect best practices in the field of international criminal justice. The IRMCT has two branches one located in The Hague, The Netherlands and another in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Archives and Records Section manages the records and archives of the ICTR, the ICTY and the
Interns within MARS will have the opportunity to work on a variety of programmes and projects centred on archival and records management activities. Depending on the individual’s background, interests and the needs of the office, under the supervision of the Archivist, tasks may include the following:
• Assist in arrangement and description of archives.
• Assist in preservation of archives.
• Assist in creation of research guides.
• Assist in exhibition development and planning.
• Assist in other records and archives activities, as required.
• Professionalism: Demonstrable research skills. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
• 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent)
(b) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree.
A relevant diploma/degree programme in archival science, information management or related field is an asset.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French and/ or Kiswahili / Kinyarwanada is an asset.
No assessment required for this position.
Short-listed candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application.
MODE OF APPLICATION
ALL of the documents listed below are required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Due to the number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Interested applicants must attach ALL of the following documents to each UN Careers portal application submitted via https://careers.un.org
1. A cover letter, including an available start and end date for the internship.
2. Two letters of recommendation preferably from academic or professional referees;
3. Copies of university transcripts, or enrolment (including courses taken and grades received.)
Posting Period: 17 June 2022 – 15 December 2022
NOTE: 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.