United Nation Economic Commission for Africa

United Nation Economic Commission External Vacancy Announcement

Job Position – Intern Economic Affairs

Required Qualification and Experience
(a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second-level university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

Applicants who have graduated (as defined in (a) or (b) above), if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.

Work Experience:No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
Location: Addis Ababa

Under the general guidance of the Chief of the Macroeconomic Analysis Section and the direct supervision of a relevant responsible officer, the intern will make an important contribution to the work of the Section. Daily responsibilities will depend on individual’s background, the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
Research and analyze topics relating to sustainable economic development, governance, planning and poverty reduction in Africa
Provide inputs to and edit publications, papers and other documents
Liaise with MGD stakeholders
Support the organization of meetings and events
Assist with outreach activities
Participate in day-to-day operational tasks of the Division. This may include servicing requests for information; support for developing presentations; liaison with partner organizations, etc; and
Perform administrative tasks as assigned.

The United Nations Core Competencies include:

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
Places team agenda before personal agenda
Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Client Orientation:
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

The intern is expected to:

Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter; and
Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the Internship Programme, fluency in both language is required.

Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration. Due to the large number of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Special Notice:
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 IT skills and programmes 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.

How To Apply For The United Nations Internship Programme?

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills and three references.


Deadline: Oct 11, 2023

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