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Internship in Finance Full-time

at ILO - International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland (Published at 07-01-2014)


Closing Date: Sunday, 19 January 2014

Human Resources Development Department International Labour Office

Vacancy No: ROSTER/INTERNSHIP/2014/1/04


Contract type: Internship

Duration of contract: 3-6 months

Application Deadline (midnight Geneva time) 19 January 2014 Internships

Organization unit: DDG/MR FINANCE

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

The ILO values diversity . We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. Applications from non- or under-represented member States would be particularly welcome.

You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates only. In case you are not sure as to which profile suits best your background, kindly apply up to a maximum of three different profiles. An internship with the ILO provides an opportunity to: (a) Increase their understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies; (b) Gain practical work experience with the ILO directly related to their field of studies. The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.

Description of Duties

As an intern in the Finance Department, you would be exposed to work related to the ILO’s accounts, budget and treasury operations. You would be gaining experience in working with specialists who: develop and maintain accounting systems, procedures and activities, and ensure the application of proper accounting controls and conformity with financial regulations, rules, policies and procedures. The department is also reviewing, analyzing and evaluating accounting records to ensure the proper recording of transactions; analyzing fiscal operations and estimating future revenues and expenditures to prepare budgets; devising, implementing and administering systems that provide management with detailed cost data; evaluating the suitability of present and future investments, analyzing losses, advising on financial trends and recommending remedial measures; managing the cash funds of the ILO and the receipt, recording and investment of cash from all sources; making disbursements; and making banking arrangements. Interns should expect to devote 10% to 20% of their time to administrative tasks.

Required Qualifications

Education Area of studies:Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration. Applicant should currently follow a course of study (last year of Master degree or above), or have completed studies within 12 months prior to this application.

Experience Any relevant work experience and ability to use standard MS office products (excel, word, powerpoint) would be an advantage.

Languages You should have working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO’s official languages (English, French or Spanish).

Competencies Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and be able to work in a team.

Additional Information:

Application process: Please note that only three applications per recruitment advertisement period are accepted. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any available vacancies. Please complete the online application form, attaching a cover letter. In order to do so, please complete your profile first and submit your application. Then add your cover letter under the section of ‘my applications’. The cover letter needs to be attached to the roster to which you have applied. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. The more you can be specific about what you are interested in, the easier it will be for the departments to match their needs with your profile.

Please also indicate your availability (e.g. proposed start date and latest possible end date). Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), departments will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship match your specific profile. If you have not been contacted by any department within three-four months after your application, you can consider that your profile has not been picked by any department for this roster. Departments will use the roster for internships starting within the next 4 months.

Duration: Please note internships start on the 1st or 15th of any month for a minimum duration of three months and a maximum duration of six months.

Requirements: Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following three criteria: (1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO. (2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted). (3) You are currently following a course of study (last year of Master degree or above), or have completed studies within 12 months prior to this application. (4) You have working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO’s official languages (English, French or Spanish). Stipend: You should ideally receive funding for your internship through an institution (for example you university/sending institution or a foundation), to cover your subsistence expenses (in Geneva estimated at 1,850 Sfr per months). However, if this is not provided, you will receive a stipend to cover living expenses. Your travel to the duty station would be at your own expense. Insurance: Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship.

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