The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is an international organization located in Vienna, Austria. Its main task is to establish a global verification regime to monitor compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which bans all nuclear explosions. The verification regime includes a global network of 337 monitoring facilities, using four different technologies (seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide), a communications infrastructure, an international data centre, and the capability to carry out on-site inspections.
We seek to recruit a highly qualified candidate for the following positions in the Commission's Provisional Technical Secretariat:
Title of Assignment: Internship - On-Site Inspection Division
Vacancy Number: VAI-001-2017
Date of Issuance: 13-Jan-2017
Deadline Date: N/A
Start date: As soon as possible
Duration: 3 to 12 months
The CTBTO awards a limited number of internships to university students and recent graduates from diverse academic background. Its purpose is to provide a learning and development experience in a field related to the Commission’s activities specialized in various professional fields. Interns usually work on specific practical assignments. Opportunities for internships are available subject to the current needs of the individual divisions within the CTBTO.
The On-Site Inspection (OSI) Division develops operational capabilities to undertake inspections in line with the provisions of the CTBT. After the treaty enters into force, an on-site inspection (OSI) is launched to establish whether or not a nuclear explosion has been carried out. During such an inspection, facts might also be gathered to identify a possible violator of the Treaty. It thus constitutes the final verification measure under the CTBT.
Under the close supervision of the Coordinator, OSI and in coordination with the responsible Officer(s), the Intern shall:
Assist with the definition, review, or enhancement of scope of projects of the Division;
In collaboration with an assigned supervisor, support with the project planning and execution to accomplish the project;
Contribute technical or programmatic research;
Assist with the preparation of reports including relevant documentation;
Other tasks as assigned.
Education: The applicant must have completed at least two years of full-time study that will lead to the award of a degree in scientific, engineering or technical field. Applications may be may up to two years after completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.
Language: The applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication in English. Working knowledge of another official language of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission is an asset.
Professionalism – Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Planning and Organizing – Ability to work under pressure.
Communication – Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills with people from different backgrounds.
Teamwork - Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
PLEASE NOTE Internship opportunities occur through the year and assignments are filled as required by the CTBTO. Due to the volume of applications received, correspondence will be maintained only with those candidates that are under consideration. Thank you for your understanding.
An intern is neither a staff member nor an official of the Commission. An intern who is a non-Austrian citizen is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and for complying with local laws concerning police registration.
How To Apply:
All applications should be made via the CTBTO e-Recruitment system before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
The CTBTO Preparatory Commission retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy; to make an appointment at a lower grade in particular if the selected candidate has less than the qualifications required; to make an appointment with a modified job description, or to offer a contract term for a shorter duration than indicated in the Vacancy Announcement.
The CTBTO Preparatory Commission reserves the right to undertake correspondence only with shortlisted candidates.
THE PREPARATORY COMMISSION FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR-TEST-BAN-TREATY ORGANIZATION IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED.