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Internship in the field of Economic Affairs at the UN's ESCWA Department in Beirut

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The United Nations is looking to hire university students -graduates & undergraduates- as Interns in the field of Economic Affairs within the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia Department. 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. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the respective Division.


Interns are not paid and are responsible for all expenses related to the internship. ESCWA accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred 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.

This internship is located within the Conflict, Occupation and Development Section, Emerging and Conflict-Related Issues Division (ECRI) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. The intern reports directly to the Chief, Conflict, Occupation and Development Section and will be under the overall supervision of the Director of ECRI.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the internship position encompass all aspects of the section and, in general, of ECRI’s work. The intern will be responsible for carrying out, but not limited to, the following tasks:


1 - Provide assistance for quantitative and qualitative background research for ECRI documents: reports, working and technical papers.
2 - Compile, process and work with socioeconomic databases in countries in conflict, crisis and transition.
3 - Document and conduct legal and internet research on Least Developed Countries and the Istanbul Plan of Action from national sources through identification of data sources and preparation of data sets.
4 - Draft analytical summaries of intergovernmental discussions.
5 - Research assigned issues on governance and institutional development.
6 - Gather information and identify and explore opportunities to support ECRI to advance its agenda through analytical work.
7 - Assist in documentation and preparation of expert group meetings and other events of the division.
8 - Undertake any other assignment requested by the Division Director and Section Chief.

Competencies

  1. 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 the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Education, Skills & Experience

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

  • Applicants must 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 above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

About the UN

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the UN is guided by the purposes and principles contained in its Founding Charter. The United Nations has been supporting Yemen for 60 years and is working on development, humanitarian, and political issues.

Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Lebanon
Gender
All
Interest
Economics

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Funding
No funding
Opportunity will take place in
Lebanon
Required Documents
Cover Letter

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Business
Educational Level
High School Diploma, Bachelor
Required Languages
English
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