RomeMUN is one of the largest United Nations simulations in Europe, joining young leaders from different parts of the world in one global forum where they meet to discuss concerns of the international community and give innovative solutions to deal with the most controversial issues in the political scenario worldwide. It is held in Rome, one of the most stunning cities in the world, where the Roman Empire governed all its provinces for centuries. The historic archaeological ruins create a fascinating atmosphere that surrounds the whole city and the events that take place there.
In this incomparable scenario, RomeMUN celebrates in March 2019 its 10th anniversary edition, a very special occasion to experience such an important conference in its maximum. This Model of United Nations is part of the International Careers Festival, a networking event between brilliant young minds, institutions, companies, NGOs, and international organisations. The 4th edition of the International Careers Festival will take place from 9 to 12 March 2019 in Rome, including not only the Model of United Nations, but the Rome Press Game, the Rome Business Game and the International Careers Course.
It is supported under the patronage and support of the major international institutions located in Rome as United Nations agencies or as offices of the Italian Government. It allows the encounter of 2000 delegates from around the world, prestigious guests, and an innovative approach to foster great involvement and debate from the youth on current international issues, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective is giving a practical scenario for public speaking, negotiation, leadership skills, team building, and capacity to draft official international documents, in a multicultural environment with participants from over 100 countries in the world.
Every simulation needs the cooperation of a fantastic group of people who guide the committees we are representing and guiding delegates in the objectives that we pursue in our conference. This is why we are opening the positions as Chairs or Officials for the special upcoming edition of RomeMUN.
The main tasks of Chairs/Officials will be:
- Representing RomeMUN before and during the event
- Promoting the conference and contacting MUN clubs and other MUNs to develop partnerships and encourage delegations to apply
- Drafting the Study Guides about the committee, the main topic and its subtopics
- Participating in three online sessions in February to get in touch and solve doubts from delegates
- Chairing committee sessions during the conference in Rome (9-12 March 2019).
The benefits of being Chair/Official will be:
- Coverage of the conference fee, including lunches during the conference days, shuttle to and from the conference venue, participation in all the social events, and conference materials.
- Free accommodation from 8 to 12 March 2019 in one of the official hotels of RomeMUN 2019 in a double room with continental breakfast.
- Partial refund of the round-trip flight or train tickets for attending the conference, depending on the region you are travelling from.
The first selection will be based on received applications. Selected candidates will be contacted by mid-September to arrange a Skype call with the goal to get to know better the candidate, his or her motivations and experience.
Please take into consideration that you should not communicate with the Secretariat unless you have any doubt, as only the applications submitted through the form indicated above would be taken into consideration, NOT by email. However, if you want any clarification on the process or on any of the parts of the form feel free to contact the Secretary-General Pablo Sánchez Rodríguez.
Pablo Sánchez Rodríguez
Secretary-General of RomeMUN 2019
International Master in European Studies: come to Brussels to become EU Policy Advisor or EU Project Manager
The International Master in European Studies is organised jointly by the European Desk of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of European Studies of the Catholic University of Louvain to prepare students to work as EU Policy Advisor and Project Manager.
This intensive Master is organized in a 3-month schedule, enabling students to gain specific competencies and skills in a short period of time. Students will have the possibility to gain knowledge on the European Union institutional structure, functioning and policies, as well as get knowledge about EU funding methods and Project Cycle Management. The Master teaching methodology is a practice-oriented approach, which aims at transferring knowledge through a learning-by-doing process. A limited number of 30 students are admitted to the Master: they are from different countries and diverse educational backgrounds.
The Master’s programme is composed of three sections:
In the first section, the topic of the European construction is analysed from the historical, juridical and economic points of view. The main European policies, strategies and monetary agreements are here examined. This is the basis of the theoretical knowledge needed for Lobbying and Project Management.
The second section focuses on learning the mechanisms, tools and criteria for designing and managing successful EU-funded projects and tenders. The student learns through a learning-by-doing approach, with the support of case studies and interactive workshops. The lessons and the practical activities are held by professional EU Advisors, who have years of experience in planning, advising and providing technical assistance to SMEs, NGOs, think-tanks, public entities, and international organizations.
In the third section, several seminars at the European institutions are organized in order to meet EU officers and to have a direct contact with professionals. This section aims also to provide students with a wide vision of the different realities operating on the Brussels area in the European field.
The Job Link module is one of the master’s strengths: it is a good start for the entrance in the Brussels job market. It provides the support to students in further developing their career path by a seminar and the one-to-one meetings with a recruiter. The CV of the students will be included in a CV Book which is sent to various organizations and companies in Brussels. If students find an internship, the BICC will support them with the drafting of the contract and offering the trainee insurance
Deadline for the application: 17th August 2018
Duration: From 17th September to 13th December 2018
How to apply: IMES applications should be done through this Online Form
Following documents should be attached during the application:
- a copy of the university diploma or equivalent degree (last-year university students shall submit a transcript of records)
- a cover letter in English, stating their motivation to attend the Master
- language certificates or a language knowledge self-statement
- one passport-size photograph
- a copy of passport or other identification document
- proof of payment of the first instalment of tuition fees
Fees and scholarships: The overall tuition fee for attending the Master amounts to 4.800€. The payment of the fee is divided into 3 instalments. The first instalment of 500 € must be paid at the application phase. Scholarships of a value of 2.000 € can be awarded to students.
Master’s Coordinator – Ms Vanessa Spadaro
0032 4719 11666
Avenue Henri – Jaspar, 113
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Interested in migration, human rights and social research? apply to this position with Impact Initiative!
For other similar opportunities go to International Organizations page
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence - based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote - sensing
Duty Station: Palermo
When: 12th February 2018
open to: individuals with possesing requirements
Job description: Reporting to the Field Manager in Palermo, the Data collector will be responsible for the implementation of REACH’s data collection in the field. The role will entail going to migrant reception centres and interviewing child and youth migrants on the basis of predefined questionnaires. Interviews may take the form of one-by-one questionnaires on mobile phone devices (provided). Extensive training on these data collection methods will be provided, however, after initial supervision and guidance, prospective candidates must feel confident to go to migrant centres alone. This role requires strong interpersonal skills, as data collectors will be required to approach children and teenagers for interview who may be in a very tense environment. For this reason, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate previous experience of working with children and/or teenagers in difficult environments. Further, the role requires solid negotiation skills in negotiating access and maintaining good working relationships with reception centre authorities (data collectors will be supported in gaining formal authorisation to enter the centres). The office of the organisation will be located in Palermo, Italy, however, Data collectors are required to be available for quick deployment all over Sicily. As such, Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.
The Data collector will be responsible for:
1) Primary data collection
- Conduct face to face interviews with children/youth in reception centres
- Ensure anonymity of respondents and develop relationship of trust and safe space during data collection exercise with respondents
- Accurate recording of data collected
- Provide daily feedback to the Field Manager regarding any challenges faced during data collection (incl. tool development, stakeholder and respondent management)
- Ensure prompt transcript of the notes and accuracy of the data collected
- Be available to follow up on missing/incongruent information, as required
2) Representation of the organisation
- Liaise and maintain good relationships with the management of migration centres to ensure access
- Develop good relationships with members of the migrant community
- Working knowledge of Italian
- Fluency in at least two of the following languages: English, French, Arabic.
- Strong representation and interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
- Previous experience working with children/teenagers
- Ability to operate in a cross - cultural environment requiring flexibility
- Drivers licence and confidence to drive alone in the city & countryside
- Availability to travel across Sicily on a regular basis
- Ability to work independently and confidence to go alone to migrant reception centres
- Computer literacy to be able to work on smart phone based data collection applications
- Valid work permit
- Demonstrated interest in quantitative and/or qualitative research skills
- Previous work experience in migration, ideally, in the refugee crisis response either as part of an NGO
- Previous work experience in counselling and education projects with children
Further information: Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.
The selected candidate will be legally contracted by IMPACT in-country implementing partner
The United Nations were founded on October 24th, 1945 by 51 Countries committed to preserving collective peace and security thanks to international cooperation, and they are strongly determined to thwart any kind of conflict. Today the UN is currently made up of 193 Member States.
According to its charter, the UN Security Council is committed to maintaining international peace and security, and it can be convened at any time, whenever the peace is threatened. The UN Security Council is made up of 15 members: 5 of them are permanent - China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States of America; the remaining 10 are appointed for a two-year period mandate by the Assembly. According to the UN charter, all of the Member States are obliged to respect every Council’s decision; said decisions require a majority of at least nine votes to be approved. No decision can be made if a Permanent Member votes against it. Besides Permanent Members, the Council provides for the participation of 10 non-permanent Members that are elected on behalf of the UN State Members. The 10 non-permanent Members are elected with a two-year term of office. UN Security Council’s presidency is held for a month by each Member, in alphabetical order according to the English names of the Countries.
After 9 years, Italy took over the Presidency of The Council on November, 2017.
Italy became a UN member on December 14th, 1955. Over the years, Italy concurred with determination to the elaboration of the General Assembly and Security Council’s Resolutions, that gave life to major innovations in terms of international regulations. Campaigns in favour of the moratorium of the death penalty; the promotion of gender equality and women and children’s rights; battles against every kind of religious discrimination and in favour of freedom of thought - these are some of the issued that involved our country. Italy has also shared its responsibility arising from collective security, already fulfilling a consecutive six-time role of non-permanent member of UN Security Council, and participating in peace operations; on November 1st began Italy’s presidency of the UN Security Council.
The Italian Presidency agenda is particularly tight. Amongst the most important appointments, Libya’s briefing (November 16th) and the security challenges briefing in the Mediterranean (November 17th) will be chaired by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Cooperation Angelino Alfano and will be attended by General Secretary Guterres and ONU Special Representative for Libya, Salamè.
Italy founded its candidacy on the given contribute, and is able to continue to offering to the international community: its mass media communication; conflict prevention activities and promotion of dialogue as a main instrument to their resolution; commitment in UN’s peace operations; knowledge of the Mediterranean Sea and its dynamics, given the international importance; human rights, fundamental freedoms and Rule of Law’s promotion.
On 30 November, there will be a briefing on the "Destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict", one of the main themes of the Italian mandate. There will also be numerous other events dealt with in November in accordance with the frequency established by the Council. They mainly involve updates on a number of situations in the following countries: The Central African Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Sudan/Darfur, Libya, Burundi, Syria (regarding three different fronts: chemical weapons, humanitarian and political matters), the Middle East, as well as discussions on sanctions against North Korea.
Italy will be a non-permanent member throughout 2017, while in 2018 it will be replaced by the Netherlands: the two countries made agreements on dividing the 2017-2018 term, given the equal footing reached in June 2016 elections.
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The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute accepts interns throughout the year. There are different positions open now: discover more and apply for one (or more) of them!
Organization: UNICRI is a United Nations entity established in 1965 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI supports governments and the international community at large in tackling criminal threats to social peace, development and political stability
Duty Station: Turin and Rome
Open to: Students enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree) or students enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme
Timeframe: Three semesters: Spring, Summer and Fall. Duration from 2 up to 6 months
Deadline: September (start in January) – February (start in June) – May (start in September)
Job description: The objective of the internship programme is to enhance the educational experience of qualified students from diverse academic backgrounds through practical work assignments and on-the-job experience, to expose them to the work of the United Nations and to provide UNICRI with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields. Upon completion of the internship the interns are required to prepare a report on their activities. The supervisors of the interns are requested to certify the content of the report. Interns carry out their assignments according to the schedule of working hours agreed upon with their supervisors. The programme is normally full-time
Click here to find out all the current internship openings
See the qualifications required for each internship opening (click “Reference number” to open the attached file). Those who graduated with a university degree (bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees), if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation
Wage/fees: UNICRI will not bear any cost for the internship and all expenses connected with it must be borne by the intern
Application process: The application form specifically designed for the chosen internship programme must be downloaded and duly completed, then submitted, preferably via email, to: internshipunicri.it.
Alternatively, a hard copy of the application can be mailed or faxed to:
UNICRI - Internship Coordinator
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Turin, ITALY
Fax: +39-011-63 13 368
Applications must indicate the Internship Opening reference number. Applications that do not quote the reference number and/or are received after the deadline will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for telephone interview. A separate application is necessary for each internship opening
More info about the Internship Programme
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin, Italy
Tel.: (+39) 011 6537 111
Fax: (+39) 011 6313 368
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