INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS [Temporary]

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 24 January 2023
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY)โ€™s internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending the needs of the mission.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the mission to which they are assigned. Flexible working arrangements can be agreed with the receiving office. The intern is required to work the equivalent of a minimum of at least two months on a full-time basis in order to receive recognition of service as an intern. An internship under such arrangements must be completed within a six-month period.
Applicants for this position are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as hiring may begin before the end of the vacancy posting period. Please read the โ€˜Special Noticeโ€™ paragraph carefully before applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Responsibilities

Working on the supervision of the SEโ€™s Senior Economic Advisor, the candidateโ€™s responsibilities will depend on the candidateโ€™s background and interest. Duties may include but are not limited to:

1. Provide assistance for quantitative and qualitative background research for documents, reports, working and technical papers;
2. Develop and produce an independent piece of research work on a topic of relevance to ECONโ€™s programmatic priorities for the year;
3. Undertake and support research and documentation for the production of OSESGY-wide knowledge products;
4. Participate in the organization and of seminars, workshops and documentation of Expert Consultations and other events of the Unit;
5. Participate in coordination and HDP-nexus meetings with other UN agencies and diplomatic counterparts, representing the office when necessary;
6. Undertake other assignments as requested.

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 โ€˜clientsโ€™ and seeks to see things from clientsโ€™ point of view

Education

1. To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet 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 Bachelorโ€™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 position, fluency in English is required; knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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

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.

Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
โ€ข Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
โ€ข Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
โ€ข List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
โ€ข List your top three areas of interest.
โ€ข Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
โ€ข Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term โ€œsexual exploitationโ€ means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term โ€œsexual abuseโ€ means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term โ€œsexual harassmentโ€ means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetratorโ€™s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on โ€œManualsโ€ hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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 APPLICANTSโ€™ BANK ACCOUNTS.

This vacancy is archived.

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