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Economic Affairs Intern at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Akwajobs   (Yaoundé, Cameroun)

Posted : 6 August, 2019
Category : Economics   Location : Yaoundé, Cameroun
Job type : Full Time

INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

  • Department/Office:     Economic Commission for Africa
  • Duty Station:     YAOUNDE
  • Posting Period:     15 April 2019 - 30 December 2019
  • Job Opening Number:     19-Economic Affairs-ECA-111046-J-Yaounde (G)
  • Staffing Exercise:     N/A

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in the Central Africa Sub-regional Office of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA/SRO-CA) Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Responsibilities

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 publications such as the STEPS profiles, working papers and policy briefs;
  • Conduct research on economic diversification, industrialization, trade and, regional integration in Central African countries;
  • Assist in the preparation of studies on progress in the SDGs in Central African countries;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

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

As stipulated on section 3 of the ST/AI/2014/1, the eligibility for internship is as follows:

Section 3 : Eligibility

3.1. Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application 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);
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in 3.1 (A) and (b) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation, as provided for in section 11.4 of the present instruction.

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. For this post, fluency in either English or French (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

The internship is for three (3) months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the Director. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


The Cover Note must include:

-Title of degree you are currently pursuing
-Expected Graduation Date
-IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
-List your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
-Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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