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Intern - Research Assistant,I (Temporary Job Opening)

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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

岗位领域:调研统计 工作性质:实习

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:其他

工作地点:Addis Ababa 截止日期:30 December , 2017

岗位信息网址:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=77898

职位描述

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 you are 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. 
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. 
This is an ongoing advertisement. The successful candidates may be contacted at any time within the posting period or shortly thereafter.

 

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Population and Youth Section (PYS) within the Social Development Policy Division (SDPD) is offering an internship for three (3) months with an opportunity for extension, pending the needs of the Division. The internship is UNPAID and full time. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The Internship is located in the PYS of the SDPD at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa. The UNECA is mandated to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

 

Responsibilities

 The focus of this internship will be to assist the Population and Youth Section in its work on the Demographic Dividend, Age Structural Transition and Gender Dividend. 
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Population and Youth Section and within delegated authority, the intern will carry out the following tasks. 
?Assist with compiling information and undertake research on policy issues in relation to population issues including the policy/normative framework as well as issues such as demographic dividend, demographic transitions, determinants and consequences of population trends
?Support data collection activities
?Undertake desk review of bibliographies for the section's reports and proof read documents
?Assist with organizing and convening meetings, including attending to all relevant preparations.
?Perform other duties as might be assigned by the Chief of Section.

 

Competencies

Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely 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.

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals. 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

 

Education

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; Be computer literate in standard software applications; 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.

 

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

 

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.