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Intern – Programme Management (Trafficking In Persons And Smuggling Of Migrants), Dakar, Senegal

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 Organization: UNODC – Office on Drugs and Crime

Country: Senegal

    City: Dakar

Office: UNODC Dakar, Senegal

Closing date: Saturday, 12 March 2022

Posting Title: INTERN – Programme Management (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants), I (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Duty Station: DAKAR

Posting Period: 22 February 2022 – 12 March 2022

Job Opening Number: 22-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-164886-J-Dakar (A)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting

Under the overall supervision of the UNODC TIP/ SOM Unit coordinator, the successful candidate will be assigned to the Trafficking in Persons / Smuggling of Migrants Unit. The positions are located at the UNODC Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal. It requires interaction with project team members located at HQ, at the Regional Office and in Field Offices across West Africa (Mali, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Ghana and Liberia among others), as well as with national and sub-regional counterparts in support of the effective implementation of the project.

This internship position is offered for an initial period of three months starting from February 2022, with an opportunity for extension, subject to the needs of the section and the availability of the intern.

The internship is UNPAID and full time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of the TIP/SOM Unit Coordinator.

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. Additionally, interns can travel to the duty station only if they hold sufficient health coverage for related Covid-19 expenses, including testing.

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The Trafficking in Persons/Smuggling of Migrants Unit is offering one (1) internship position which will focus on the specific tasks below: PROGRAMME COORDINATION FOR ALL TIP/SOM PROJECTS:

Prepare country analysis on national legal frameworks and law enforcement efforts related to Trafficking in Persons/Smuggling of Migrants in the beneficiary countries, in support of programmatic drafting;

Prepare data collection, evaluation and monitoring of technical assistance scheme delivered under the Trafficking in Persons/Smuggling of Migrants Unit in beneficiary countries;

Provide substantive and logistical support to the delivery of technical assistance activities (drafting workshops, training courses, sensitization events) delivered to targeted audience.

General duties include, but are not limited to:

Support the creation, collection and formatting of training and conference presentation materials;

Draft official communications, press releases, speeches and articles for project team members and ROSEN management personnel;

Contribute to the drafting and translation of relevant documents such as newsletters, progress reports, training reports, etc;

Support the implementation of missions and associated project activities throughout the region; and

Perform other duties as assigned.


Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational 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.

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.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above); OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS HAS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION c8iGBAT CWdQnX

Be computer literate in standard software applications;

Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and

Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Familiarity with the topic of combating the smuggling of migrants / migration or trafficking in persons is an asset.

Knowledge of project elaboration, implementation and monitoring and exposure to international development cooperation is highly desirable.

Relevant coursework in Law, LLM, criminal law, criminology, Political Science, Social sciences, International Relations, Global Affairs, Public Administration, Management, or related fields is desirable.

Work Experience

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 United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written French and English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.


Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration.

Special Notice

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.

A completed online application (Motivation Statement, Candidate Profile as well as proof of enrolment and/or graduation) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Motivation Statement must include:

Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)

Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)

List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.

List your top three areas of interest.

Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship and why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.

In your online Candidate Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Do not forget to attach your proof of enrolment or graduation.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


Website: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=164886