The Communications Section is looking for an intern to assist in the preparation and implementation of ICTY Outreach projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Monitor local news sources for articles relating to the Tribunal and its work. Assist in preparation of twice-daily reports containing such news items for distribution among senior figures at the Tribunal.
• Undertake background research and/or collect information for Outreach projects. In addition, assist in the preparation of Outreach’s bi-monthly regional briefing reports.
• Provide assistance during the preparation for and duration of Outreach events such as conferences, presentations and other field activities.
• Assist with the organisation and implementation of group visits to the Sarajevo Field Office.
• Assist in dissemination of ICTY promotional materials; help maintain section’s repository in good order.
• Draft meeting minutes, reports, speaking and background notes and similar.
• Assist in the translation of documents from Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian into English (and vice versa), provide support for interpretation at meetings as required.
• Perform other duties as assigned
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
Applicants must have a university degree or be in the final stages of their undergraduate studies in relevant field (social sciences, journalism, law or other related fields).
Applicants must have fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software e.g. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internal databases, Internet etc.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme but must be at least 18 years of age.
English and French are the working languages of the Tribunal. For this post fluency in written and oral English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) is required.
Experience in translation from BCS to English and vice versa is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
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Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.
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