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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/07/ISHI1
Title: Internship with UNAIDS Headquarters
Grade: P level
Contract type: Internship
Duration of contract:  6 weeks to 3 months
Date: 2 January 2009
Application Deadline: 30 September 2009 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Various HQ Departments
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
To be provided by the respective Supervisor.
Specific assignments are reflected in the Terms of Reference fixed by the Supervisor on a case by case basis and according to the needs of the Unit/Department where the intern is placed.
Post-secondary student engaged in a course of study leading to a formal qualification in an approved university programme at the under-graduate or post-graduate level.
Interns are expected to be:
- Well organized
- Able to adapt to a varying workload in a multicultural environment
- Have a sense of responsibility and ownership.
- Adaptability and flexibility
- Team work
- Initiative/enthusiasm
- Concerned for accuracy and quality.
Knowledge and use of standard computer software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Good written communication skills in English and in an UN official second language.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of a second UN official language desirable.
Additional Information:
Full-time work.
The duration of an internship is limited to a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of three months. NO REMUNERATION OF ANY KIND IS OFFERED, AND THE INTERN MUST MEET ALL EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL AND SUBSISTENCE AND MUST HAVE ADEQUATE HEALTH INSURANCE. UNAIDS will provide accident insurance coverage only.
Persons closely related by blood or by marriage to staff members are not eligible for internships.

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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