United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) External Vacancy Announcement
ECA’s mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

The mission is guided by ECA’s five strategic directions which are advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solutions to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.
The Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division (GPSPD) is headed by a director who reports to the Deputy Executive Secretary (Programmes).

The Division is responsible for contributing towards achieving inclusive and equitable sustainable human and social development in Africa and promoting and supporting member States in their work to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.

It is divided into three main sections: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment; Social Policy; and Urbanization and Development. The Division supports member States to strengthen their capacities to design, implement and monitor policies that promote sustainable urbanization that drives inclusive economic growth and prosperity in Africa.
This internship is located in the Urbanization and Development Section (UDS) of the Gender, Poverty and Social Development Policy Division (GPSPD) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The intern will be directly supervised by the Chief of the Section.

Intern – Social Sciences

Required Qualification and Experience
Education
To qualify for an internship under the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
Experience:No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advanced course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this Internship Programmed fluency in English is required; knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an advantage.
Work Place: Addis Ababa

Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Section, and working directly with thematic focal points in SPS, the intern will carry out the following functions:
Assist with research in support of the preparation of studies, reports, papers, fact sheets and infographics related to the work of the Social Policy Section.
Identify and compile information, statistics, and databases in the areas of policy priority for the Section’s work including on migration, demographics, health and social protection statistics, youth, climate change and education.
Assist with organizing and convening meetings, including attending to all relevant preparations and note-taking.
Participate in team and division meetings to share information and assist colleagues in providing updates on implementation of deliverables and for planning exercises.
Assist team members in reporting processes in line with section, division and wider ECA reporting procedures.
Perform other duties as might be assigned by the SPS responsible officer.

Competencies
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 the audience
Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

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

Planning & 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

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Application Deadline: August 14/2023

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