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Terms of Reference for an Internship in the Office for Change and Organizational Renewal (O-COR)

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Duration: 3-6 working months

Duty Station: UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna

Organizational Context: The Office for Change and Organizational Renewal provides strategic advice and substantive support to the Director-General on matters relating to the continuous improvement in the functioning of the Organization. As such, it assists the Director-General in building and sustaining the momentum of change in the business processes, support systems, staff competencies and capabilities, and corporate culture of UNIDO. It guides, coordinates and manages the implementation of UNIDO’s Programme for Change and Organizational Renewal (PCOR). This function includes the operational coordination and supervision of relevant activities and the application of best practices to ensure that the objectives of PCOR are met in a timely, efficient and effective manner. The Office supports the work of the Task Force on Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness (TFOEE) and the Task Force on Management and Working Culture (TF-MWC). It acts as the secretariat to the Committee on Change and Organizational Renewal (CCOR) and the two Task Forces (TF-OEE and TF-MWC). Under the authority of the Director-General, the Office is also responsible for the management of the budgetary resources allocated to PCOR. The Office works closely with all parts of the Secretariat in carrying out its functions. It prepares documents and reports on all aspects of the Programme for CCOR, UNIDO management and Member States.

Tasks: Under the overall guidance of the Director and the direct supervision of the Group Leader of Systems Unit, ICM (on loan to COR), the intern will perform the following tasks:

1. Research the implementation of all aspects of PCOR, including conceptualization, design, implementation and monitoring of all phases of the change process;

2. Research changes in the scope of PCOR, and assist in the submission of requests for adjustments to the Director-General, as required;

3. Study the progress in implementing PCOR & the budgetary requirements for PCOR;

4. Assist in the drafting of technical reports covering various aspects of PCOR;

5. Assist in the preparation of reports and documentation for CCOR, senior management and policymaking organs covering the various aspects of PCOR activities;

6. Performing other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification requirements:

a.) Minimum academic background and/or field of specialisation required: first-level university degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or a related field and enrolment in a higher-level university programme.

b.) Computer literacy: Microsoft Windows, proficient use of processing tools such as Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.

c.) Language skills: Fluency in English required, good knowledge of another official UN working language desirable.

d.) Core values: integrity; professionalism; respect for diversity.

e.) Core competencies: results orientation and accountability; planning and organizing; communication and trust; team orientation; client orientation; organizational development and innovation.

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Please read the General Information and Conditions very carefully, as incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Please note that this page may not display correctly if you use Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Opera as your browser. Kindly use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to open this page. In case of problems, please contact sap-hcm@unido.org