Current Opportunities

 

As at 6 February 2020, there are currently two internship opportunities available. Applications should be submitted through Inspira by the 6 March 2020 deadline. Applicants are encouraged to kindly take note of the application guidelines on Inspira.  For these particular internships, applicants must also fill in the following forms:

  • Supplemental Application Form [ docx  |  pdf  ]
  • Nomination Form [ docx  |  pdf ]

INTERNSHIP 1

Name of Department Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources (OEMMR)
Supervisor Luciana De Melo Santos Genio (Environmental Analyst)
Eligibility Criteria
Nationality Candidate must be from a developing member State of the Authority
Education University degree (M.Sc. or equivalent is desirable)
Professional Experience Research experience in marine sciences (deep-sea biological sampling, faunal assemblages found in deep sea areas of exploration of mineral resources and taxonomy) or related fields (oceanographic data collection, interpretation, environmental sciences, statistical analysis)
Language English and French are the working languages of ISA.  For the internship advertised, fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage
Age 35 years and under
Start of Internship 1 June  2020
Duration of Internship     Two (2) months
Working Hours Full time – 37.5 hours per week

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The intern, under the supervision of Luciana De Melo Santos Genio (Environmental Analyst), will be responsible for the following:

  1. Compile, synthesize and review environmental information associated with the work currently undertaken for the development of regional environmental management plans (REMPs), and other activities related to Marine Scientific Research programme.
  2. Perform other duties as assigned.

Objective and Deliverables/Results expected:

The intern is expected to effectively deliver the results of scientific synthesis in the form of data reports and presentations. The intern is also expected to significantly contribute to developing and maintaining collaborative efforts with relevant stakeholders for improved sharing of data and information.

Other requirements:

Interns shall be required to sign a confidentiality agreement with the Authority.

At the end of the Internship period, interns shall submit a report on the outcome of their internship and how it will have an impact on their career path.  Upon successful completion of the internship, the Authority will issue certificates to the interns.

Visa:

Interns are responsible, where appropriate, for obtaining the necessary transit visas.  The Authority will facilitate the required visa to Jamaica.

Medical Insurance:

The Authority accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship.

Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship.


 

INTERNSHIP 2

Name of Department Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources (OEMMR)
Supervisor Sheldon Carter (Database Manager)
Eligibility Criteria
Nationality Candidate must be from a developing member State of the Authority
Education University degree (Bachelors in Computer Science or related field).
Professional Experience Experience working with relational database managements systems; web development and geographic information systems (GIS) are desirable
Language English and French are the working languages of ISA.  For the internship advertised, fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage
Age 35 years and under
Start of Internship 1 June  2020
Duration of Internship     Two (2) months
Working Hours Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The intern, under the supervision of Sheldon Carter (Database Manager), will be responsible for the following:

  1. Perform Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL) of data in accordance with data management policy.
  2. Digitize documents into appropriate format for document management systems or databases.
  3. Perform data quality control checks ensuring completeness, accuracy and relevance of data received.
  4. Execute daily checklist of routine maintenance tasks related to the data management system and its components.
  5. Create metadata to appropriately catalogue data and be able to respond to requests for information and access to relevant files in a timely manner.
  6. Ensure compliance with local information security protocols.
  7. Validating data by comparing paper based data with corresponding electronic data.
  8. Perform database backup for electronic data management system.
  9. Perform archiving of obsolete data and ensure data storage capacity is optimized.
  10. Level 1 troubleshooting of all database systems performance and user issues.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Objective and Deliverables/Results expected:

Effectively deliver a wide range of data management tasks ensuring that the data management system is kept up to date and accurate. The data management intern is also expected to significantly contribute to maintaining an effective uptime for all database system.

Other requirements:

Interns shall be required to sign a confidentiality agreement with the Authority.

At the end of the Internship period, interns shall submit a report on the outcome of their internship and how it will have an impact on their career path.  Upon successful completion of the internship, the Authority will issue certificates to the interns.

Visa:

Interns are responsible, where appropriate, for obtaining the necessary transit visas. The Authority will facilitate the required visa to Jamaica.

Medical Insurance:

The Authority accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship.

Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship.

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