Economic Affairs Internship Programme 2023 at UN Economic Commission for Africa
The UN Economic Commission for Africa invites applications for the Econommic Affairs Internship Programme 2023 in Yaounde, Cameroon. Responsibilities Under the general guidance of the Chief of the “Economic Diversification...
The UN Economic Commission for Africa invites applications for the Econommic Affairs Internship Programme 2023 in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa Duty Station: YAOUNDE
Under the general guidance of the Chief of the “Economic Diversification Policy and Reforms Section” and/or the Chief of the “Sub-regional Initiatives Section” and the direct supervision of a relevant responsible officer, the intern will make an important contribution to the work of the Section.
Activities change according to the needs of the section, but typical tasks include the following:
•Contribute to economic analysis and research and identify key medium and short-term risks relevant for macroeconomic policy formulation in Central Africa;
•Conduct econometric and statistical analyses and prepare summary tables, graphs, and other inputs, as needed, for recurrent and non-recurrent publications such as the STEPS profiles, working papers and policy briefs;
•Conduct research on renewable energy development policies, economic diversification, industrialization, digital transformation, Zlecaf-services trade and, regional integration in Central African countries;
•Assist in the preparation of studies on progress in the SDGs in Central African countries;
•Assist in the questionnaire design in support of geo spatial data collection and mapping in selected African economies;
•Assist in the preparation of questionnaire design and industrial skills assessment surveys in selected African countries;
•Assist in questionnaire design and data collection to build regional value chains experts systems within and between central African economies and selected African countries;
•Assist in questionnaire design and data collection to build services sector baseline and outlook in selected African countries;
•Assist in questionnaire design and data collection for energy modelling and economic diversification in selected African countries;
•Assist in data collection and infographics related production for high impact presentation and communication of relevance to selected African countries;
•Assist in data collection and production of risk views related analysis of relevance to selected African countries;
•Assist in questionnaire design and data collection in support of community of practices development;
•Assist in industry procurement or supplier identification, questionnaire design and in depth firm level data collection in support of design of supporting industry databases;
•Participate in peer-reviews and contribute to the editing of relevant reports/publications
•Servicing of statutory meetings, workshop and other events (e.g. rapporteuring for ICE and other events;
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Teamwork: 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.
Communication: 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.Education
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
(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.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
This is an ongoing advertisement. The successful candidates may be contacted at any time within the posting period or shortly thereafter.
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.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For the Internship Programme, fluency in English or French is required.
Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage.
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.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
Successful candidates may be contacted at any time during the posting period or shortly thereafter. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and /or illness incurred during an internship.
Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the condition of service.
A completed online application (including Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include – your Degree programme (what are you currently studying?)
– your Graduation date (when will you or when did you graduate from the programme?);
– list your three main areas of interest;
– any IT skills or software applications that you are proficient in;
– an explanation as to why you would be the best candidate for this internship;
– an explanation as to why you are interested in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your Personal History Profile, please list all past work experience, your IT skills, and three references.
Posting Period: 20 September 2022 – 19 January 2023
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