Intern - Economic Affairs -- United Nations, Thailand


Intern - Economic Affairs, I


INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS


Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

BANGKOK
 
Special Notice

 

A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) if required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing
- Graduation Date (when will you be graduating from the programme)
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
- List your top three areas of interest/department preferences
- Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s).
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme

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

Please note that due to the large number of applicants, divisions are not in a position to reply to each application and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.

 

Org. Setting and Reporting

 

The IDD/ ICT and Development Section internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, if required by the division.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff members in the department or office to which they are assigned.

 

Responsibilities

 

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and the intern's assigned office as well as the intership period.  Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Provide research assistance to members of the team on various issues related to ICT and development.
- Research, compile, process and present data on ICT for development. This may include using econometric and economic modeling approaches to assess the impact of ICT on development.
- Prepare updates for the ESCAP website on ICT indicators.
- Carry out desk and library research on selected ICT and development issues. Prepare short drafts on specific issues as indicated by the supervisors
- Conduct general research related to disaster risk management in the Asian and Pacific region, as well as on Space applications and development.
- Support the organization of inter-governmental meetings, which may include drafting memos, contacting meeting participants, creating spreadsheets, maintaining calendars, and other administrative tasks.
- Carry out other tasks as required by the Section and the Division.

 

Competencies

 

The United Nations Core Competencies include:
Communication:  Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
Teamwork:  Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
Client Orientation:  Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.

 

Education

 

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must met one of the following requirements:
a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
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.

 

Work Experience

 

Applicants
- are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;
- shall 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

 

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.

 

Assessment Method

 

N/A

 

United Nations Considerations

 

Job openings posted on the Careers Portal are taken off at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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