United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Traineeship - Online Training Programmes and Field Visits

Background :

In line with the Institute’s efforts to strengthen multilateralism, the spirit of international cooperation and global solidarity, the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme Unit is developing a series of training activities implemented both online and face-to-face.

Online Training Programmes last between 2-6 weeks, mostly take place in January, February and March 2023 and are entirely implemented on UNITAR s e-Learning platform.

They comprise e-Learning modules, live-webinars, e-workshops and virtual guided tours. Live-components are delivered through the software Zoom.

Field visits are 1-2 weeks of length, mostly take place in January, February and March 2023 and allow participants to experience Geneva s multilateral environment first-hand.

They entail a series of expert lectures, training workshops, guided tours, visits of UN agencies, multilateral conferences and cultural activities.

Responsibilities :

Under the supervision of the Training Associate of UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme Unit, the trainee will assist in the preparation and implementation of a number of Online Training Programmes and Field Visits to Geneva, mostly taking place in January, February and March 2023.

The trainee will assist in, inter alia, liaising with the partner institutions, collecting information about participants, managing content on the virtual e-Learning platform and preparing arrangements for the arrival of participants for the field visits to Geneva.

The trainee will also help facilitate the live-components in the online training programmes and accompany the groups during the implementation of the field visits to Geneva.

Typical tasks assigned to the trainee may include the following :

Learning Objectives :

After the assignment the trainee should be able to :

Minimum requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate / graduate / postgraduate degree (within either international relations, education, history, law, political science, languages or a related subject) or be a recent graduate of the aforementioned (if selected, they must commence the traineeship within two years of graduation).

Candidates are expected to be dynamic and team oriented. The most important eligibility criteria are :

Languages : Excellent knowledge in both oral and written English are required. Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese an asset.

Remarks :

Start date : Early January 2023. Exact date to be agreed upon with the selected candidate.

Schon seit 07.11.2022

Geschlossen 15.01.2023

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