Posting Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 23 March 2023 - 05 January 2024
Job Opening Number: 23-Economic Affairs-ESCWA-204552-J-Beirut (A)
Staffing Exercise: N/A
Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship is located within Subprogramme 3: "Economic development and integration" of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA - unescwa.org). The intern will be working under the direct supervision of the Director of the Subprogramme.
The duration of an ESCWA internship is normally two months on a full-time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months.
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.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the conditions of service. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.
The intern will be responsible for the following duties:
(1) Conducts research and reference searches on issues relating to economic governance, economic development, institution-building, political economy and SEPC's general areas of work;
(2) Compiles, processes and works with socioeconomic databases derived from a variety of sources;
(3) Supports drafting of inputs to presentations, project documents and research papers as well as supports the organization of meetings;
(4) Surveys and prepares reports on the economic and social policy environment in the region;
(5) Performs other duties assigned.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
1. Applicants must:
(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)
2. Applicants must:
(a) be computer literate in standard software applications.
(b) have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
(c) 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.
Students enrolled in or graduated from ICT engineering programs such as computer science, IT, computer engineering, or related area is desirable.
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; and Arabic is a working language of ESCWA. For this position , fluency in English is required; and knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Note: "Fluency" equals a rating of 'fluent' in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of 'confident' in two of the four areas.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
A completed online application must include, beside the mandatory Personal History Profile, a Cover Note mentioning the following:
？ Degree Programme (what are you currently studying?).
？ Graduation Date (when will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?).
？ List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
？ List of your top three areas of interest.
？ Explanation of why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
？ Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme. In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
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.
联合国西亚经济社会委员会 (Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia -- ESCWA) 是联合国经社理事会下属的区域性委员会，主要任务是帮助西亚国家发展经济。