Intern - Economic Affairs [temporary]

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Beirut, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Internship
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st January, 2022


Job Description

Responsibilities of the internship position encompass all aspects of the work of the Subprogramme. The intern will be involved in carrying out the following tasks:

  • Conducting research and reference searches on issues relating to economic governance, economic development, institution-building, political economy and general areas of work;
  • Compiling, processing and working with socioeconomic databases derived from a variety of sources;
  • Supporting the drafting of inputs to presentations, project documents and research papers, as well as the organization of meetings;
  • Surveying and preparing reports on the economic and social policy environment in the region;
  • Performing other duties 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.
  • Client Orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Creativity - Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
  • Technological Awareness - Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. Proficient in MS office applications and analytical software (e.g. STATA).

EDUCATION

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications, in particular Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme.

LANGUAGES

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Source:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=149108


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