Economic Commission for Africa Intern - Social Sciences Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Economic Commission for Africa Intern - Social Sciences Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

  • The Internship is located in the Office of Director of the Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division (GPSPD) at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa.

  • The internship is for three (3) months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the Director.

  • The internship is UNPAID and full-time. The intern will work for five days per week under the supervision of the Director.

  • GPSPD consists of three sections, namely, the Social Policy, Urbanization and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Sections, which cover social thematic areas such as social protection, employment, demography, youth, ageing, migration, health, disability, and urbanization, while the gender component is mainstreamed across all areas of work.


    Under the direct supervision of the Director, the intern will carry out the following functions

    •Assist the Director with managing the work schedule and follow up with sections on tasks assigned by the Director;

    •Assist with work across all sections including compiling information, collecting data, undertaking analysis, developing briefing notes and proof reading documents when required;

    •Assist with organizing and coordinating meetings, workshops, conferences, and preparing coverage reports;

    •Assist with developing press releases, and generating and disseminating materials on social media;

    •Perform other duties assigned by the Director to ensure the delivery of the Division programme of work.



    •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


    •Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

    •Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise and 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.

    Planning & Organizing

    •Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;

    •Identifies priority activities and assignments and adjusts priorities as required;

    •Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;

    •Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;

    •Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;

    •Uses time efficiently


    Applications must meet one of the following educational 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 above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;

    Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the United Nations Internship Programme.

  • Applicants shall include all past work experience and IT skills in the Personal History Profile.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

  • Fluency in English is required for the Internship Programme.

  • Knowledge of another UN language, preferably French is an advantage

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Economic Commission for Africa Intern - Social Sciences Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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