INTERNSHIP (INTERNSHIP/2022/LCA GS 4)

4 February 2023
 
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VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2022/LCA GS 4
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 7 November 2022 Recruitment Completed
POST

Internship
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

1 December 2022
or as soon as possible thereafter
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Internship
6 months
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Office of the Legal Counsel
Governance Services Department
WMO is committed to achieving diversity and a balanced workforce. Applications are welcome from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. The statutory retirement age after 1 January 2014 is 65. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

WMO is seeking a highly motivated graduate student who wishes to gain professional experience working within the Office of the Legal Counsel in Geneva. This internship is available for a duration of six months, and is to commence in December 2022.

The internship is paid and full-time. Interns are expected to work five days per week under the supervision of the Legal Officer within the Office of the Legal Counsel.

The aim of the internship is to offer a practical professional legal experience and provides interns with the opportunity to work in a multicultural, intergovernmental organization.

Under the overall supervision of the Legal Officer, the intern will be engaged in the following duties:

 assist in preparing advice on a variety of legal matters, conducting legal research, and analyzing issues arising from the application of the Staff Regulations and Rules.
 assist in preparing written and oral submissions in proceedings before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and United Nations Appeal Tribunal.
 assist in drafting various legal documents and communications, support information and knowledge management practices, and perform other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
At least a Bachelor's Degree in Law or equivalent legal qualifications.

Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the WMO Internship programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the WMO during your internship.

Other requirements
 Be computer literate in standard software applications;
 Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and its specialized agencies such as WMO 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.


Languages
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another WMO language is desirable.

(Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)
The Secretary-General may appoint a candidate at a grade below the advertised grade of the post, with the possibility of promotion to that grade within three years of appointment, subject to satisfactory appraisal of performance.
Additional Information:
Only applicants in whom WMO has a further interest will be contacted.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit a written assessment and/or an interview.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 10 October 2022

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