Applications are now open for the UN Economic Commission for Africa Internship – Economic Affairs (multiple positions)
Application Deadline: 25th November 2021
About the Award: The Subregional Office for Eastern Africa (SRO-EA) is located in Kigali (Rwanda). It is headed by a Director who reports to the Deputy Executive Secretary (Programme). Its core objective is to contribute to achieving structural transformation for inclusive and sustainable development in the subregion, with a focus on deepening regional integration.
The core functions are as follows:
(a) Assisting member States through initiatives, advisory services and tailored capacity-building interventions in the context of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area, including through technical studies and country profiles addressing structural transformation;
(b) Contributing to strengthening the capacity of member States in the Eastern Africa subregion, the regional economic communities and intergovernmental bodies to develop and implement development frameworks, including on the blue economy.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); if pursuing studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and
graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full-time study at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree;
(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;
2. Be computer literate in standard software applications;
3. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
4. 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
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.Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in either English or French is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable.Assessment
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be Taken at (Country): Kigali, Rwanda
Number of Awards: Multiple
Value of Award: The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Duration of Award:
- These internships are for a period of three months (3), with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of six months, depending on the needs of the Section.
- 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.
How to Apply: Apply via link below
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.