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The Sentinel-3 flight control team currently uses an in-house toolset to monitor, analyse and report on the health of the operations of Sentinel-3 satellites. These tools share common elements between different teams and contains multiple source of inputs.
The intern will work under the supervision of the Spacecraft Operations Manager and alongside the flight control team to enhance and extend the software tools used daily to visualise, analyse and report on spacecraft health. They will also enhance the pre- and post-processing of data and suggest novel ways of mining the spacecraft housekeeping datasets.
The intern will gain experience in satellite operations in particular to the data analysis and reporting aspects of a multi satellite mission, since the toolset is used daily in an operational environment.
Furthermore, the intern will be able to acquire significant knowledge about Earth operations satellite design and operations concept and processes.
Finally, the intern will be exposed to big data issues, and more specifically to data mining methodology which represents one of the biggest coming challenges for satellite operations.
Internship Opportunity at UNOOSA (UN Office for Outer Space Affairs)
|Posting Title:||INTERN – Space Solutions for Sustainable Development, I (Temporary Job Opening)|
|Job Code Title:||INTERN – PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Office at Vienna|
|Posting Period:||16 July 2018 – 29 July 2018|
|Job Opening Number:||18-Programme Management-UNOV-100759-J-Vienna (A)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Office for Outer Space Affairs OOSA-Space Applications Section internship is for four (4) months with an opportunity for extension up to a total of six (6) months, pending on the needs of the office 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 a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
1.Contribution to the Space Solutions Compendium opportunities
2.Contribution to space user needs analysis
3.Contribution to the design of a space related sub-website
4.Contribution to an information circular on space and the Sustainable Development Goals
5.Assistance in liaison with strategic partners for the execution of the Space Applications Section activities
6.Assist in programme management and administration related matters
7.Support the Office in its fund-raising efforts, including conducting in-depth research on related matters
8.Contribute to background notes, papers, factsheets, spreadsheets and other documents in support of the activities of the Space Applications Section
9.Provide general technical support, including updating internal databases and other planning tools.
10.Contribute to the preparation monthly reports, summaries, meeting minutes and other documents as requested.
11.Supports the creation, management and maintenance of webpages of the Space Applications Section, including the creation of access statistics
12.Perform other tasks as necessary
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
•Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals, identifies priority activities and assignments and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
•Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
•Accountability: Honours commitments and delivers outputs within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
•Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
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) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation; (OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN SUPPPORT OF ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS HAS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION)
•Have a solid knowledge in space technology or related disciplines.
•Be computer literate in standard software applications; proficiency in preparing spreadsheets and databases management.
•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.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
English is the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note 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 web coding skills that you are proficient in.
•List your top three areas of interest.
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
•Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, coding skills, and three references.
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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
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.
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.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.