The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, more commonly referred to as the Mechanism, is a body of the United Nations established in 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), after the completion of their respective mandates. The IRMCT comprises two branches. One branch covers functions inherited from the ICTR and is located in Arusha, Tanzania. The other branch is located in The Hague and inherited functions from the ICTY.
General information on the IRMCT internship program may be found on the IRMCT website’s internship page, http://www.irmct.org/en/recruitment/internship-programme#internships-in-context, which includes:
-Terms and conditions of the IRMCT Internship Programme;
-Internships in Context.
Candidates applying for an internship with the External Relations Office in Arusha should follow all requirements published on the IRMCT website as indicated above or email to the Registry Arusha branch (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more clarifications.
This position is located in the External Relations Section of the Mechanism in Arusha. It is under the supervision and direction of the External Relations Officer.
The Mechanism internship is UNPAID and full-time. Core working hours for interns are Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned. The duration of the Mechanism internship can range from a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months, according to the needs of the intern’s assigned office.
External Relations interns will have the opportunity to work on a variety of programs and projects centered in public communication, international broadcasting or related area. Depending on the individual’s background, interest and the needs of the office, tasks may include the following:
-Provide a daily news summary circulated by local mass media (Radio and TV, newspapers, press conferences, and interviews.) Regional press (Newspapers, Radio and TV, Interviews, visits of Heads of States, etc.). International (Radio and TV, interviews, newspapers, etc).
-Assist in public relations and protocol services.
-Assist in summarizing all news heard from Radio or TV programs concerning the Mechanism and which could have any impact on the work of the Mechanism. Assist in providing a transcript of interviews of Mechanism top officials from foreign radio programs.
-Assist in maintaining archives and documentation about all events. Assist in transcribing press conferences as recorded in audiotapes and file them for the Section.
-Assist in the planning and implementation of Mechanism’s public relations activities, including knowledge sharing.
-Assist in classifying and maintaining documentation and archives from the External Relations Office (indictments, press releases, statements, newspaper clippings etc.)
-Assist in improving public awareness regarding access to unclassified records of the ICTR, ICTY and Mechanism
-Assist in providing general office support; responding to complex information requests and inquiries;
-Assists in design, development and maintenance of internet applications; generates a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports from various databases.
-Researches, compiles and presents basic information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services.
-Assists in drafting reports, production schedules, press releases and related texts, and correspondence related to the planning and production of exhibits.
-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 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.
Candidates for an internship in the External Relations Office are required to be enrolled in, or have completed in the last 12 months, a relevant diploma/degree programme in public communication, international broadcasting or related area. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participating in the programme, and must be at least 18 years old. Previous experience in public communication, international broadcasting or related area is an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the IRMCT. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French and/ or Kiswahili is an asset.
Short-listed candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application. Due to the high volume of applications received, candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted
A complete online application including ALL of the documents listed below is required. Please note that documents may only be in English or French, and that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants must attach ALL of the following documents to each UN Careers portal application submitted via https://inspira.un.org: 1. Completed Mechanism Intern Acceptance and Undertaking; 2. Two (2) letters of recommendation; 3. Copies of university transcripts (including courses taken and grades received). Please list the dates you are available in the cover letter on your application and indicate whether you would be interested in internships in other sections of the IRMCT.
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