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01 Juillet 2016 Il y a 5 ans

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Organizational Unit: Multilateral Diplomacy Programme

Duration of contract: 4 to 6 months

Deadline for applications: 1 July 2016

Start date: September 2016 (exact date to be confirmed)

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) maintains an internship/traineeship programme for students/recent graduates interested in gaining professional experience in a multicultural environment and enhancing their understanding of the United Nations system.

MDP designs and delivers the Institute’s core diplomacy training (CDT), consisting primarily of orientation briefings and short, intensive skills development workshops which benefit cumulatively some 2,500 diplomats yearly at the United Nations Headquarters and other venues where the Organization maintains a significant presence.

Parallel to CDT, MDP develops and delivers training activities at country and regional levels in close partnership with national training institutes, universities and selected international organizations. MDP activities also including e-Learning; special projects, including advisory services related to the curriculum development of diplomatic academies; and the development of other training tools, including the Glossary for UN Delegates and a Manual on United Nations Conference Processes, Procedures and Negotiations.

MDP welcomes qualified candidates interested to work for a period of four to six months, on an unpaid basis, at UNITAR headquarters in Geneva. They will receive a monthly lump-sum to cover transportation.


In line with the Institute’s efforts to improve its training activities and special events, the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme is developing a strategic growth plan to enhance the external products and the advertisement of their projects as well its online training courses.


The programme is looking for an intern/trainee with creativity and imagination that can support the visual design of various off-line and online products. Specific tasks include:

  • Create illustrations and layouts for reports, brochures, communication materials and other documents.
  • Design innovative learning modules and e-tutorials.
  • Create appealing outreach and communication products and improve design of existing publications.
  • Advise and train other team members on design aspects. To support colleagues in the development of interactive e-Learning content using authoring and design tools (particularly Articulate Storyline);
  • To adapt training materials and learning packages to quality and academic standards and certification criteria;
  • To undertake research that may provide necessary input into such training and outreach materials;
  • To assist the Programme in its outreach and communication strategy (including social media);
  • To maintain and develop UNITAR’s communication database to ensure the efficient and effective dissemination of information and coordination amongst the global diplomatic community.

The tasks assigned may be reviewed during contract period to reflect changes in programme needs and priorities.

Learning Objectives

After the assignment the intern/trainee should be able to:

  • Translate strategic vision into actionable objectives;
  • Work independently and take initiative;
  • Develop a professional rapport with UNITAR staff;
  • Propose ways to further UNITAR’s mission;
  • Work in a multicultural environment.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should, as a minimum, either be enrolled in or hold a university-level qualification (Bachelor’s degree, licence or other) either in graphic or instructional design digital media, journalism, international relations, history, political science, languages or a related subject.

Please note that the status of intern is granted to candidates still enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate programme, while candidates having completed their education are considered as trainees.

Candidates should also have:  demonstrated interest in instructional and graphic design and distance learning methodologies; be creative and professional; demonstrate administrative and organizational skills to assist in the designing of external products; computer skills (to deal with social media campaigns, InDesign, Photoshop, internet search, etc.) and a high level of individual responsibility, commitment and initiative.

Dates and Duration

Start date: September 2016 (exact date to be confirmed)

Duration: four to six months. The internship/traineeship programme is normally on a full-time basis and interns/trainees are expected to work five days a week. Requests for part-time arrangements are possible, and should be agreed upon before the start of the internship/traineeship.


Excellent knowledge in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is an advantage.

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