Economic Commission for Africa - Social Sciences - Economics Intern and Temporary Jobs in Ethiopia

Economic Commission for Africa - Social Sciences - Economics Intern and Temporary Jobs in Ethiopia

Posting Title:

  • Intern - Social Sciences, Economics, I (Temporary Job Opening)

    Job Code Title:

  • Intern - Social Sciences

    Department/ Office:

  • Economic Commission for Africa

    Duty Station:


    Posting Period:

    28 August 2018-29 September 2019

    Job Opening number:

  • 18-SOC-ECA-102844-J-ADDIS ABABA

    Staffing Exercise ID;N/A

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The Internship is located in the African Center for Gender (ACG) of the Social Development Policy Division (SDPD) 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 Center. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. The intern will work for five days per week under the supervision of the Chief of the Center.

    The SDPD aims to promote inclusive and equitable social development for Africa’s transformation, in line with internationally and regionally agreed commitments and frameworks, and to support the priorities of the member States.

    The mandate of the Division is to undertake analytical and empirical research and strengthen the capacities of member States to design and implement appropriate policies that promote inclusive and equitable development in the areas of employment and social protection, population, youth, women’s empowerment, and urbanization.To find out more about UNECA, please go to


  • Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Center, the Intern will carry out the following functions:
  • Contribute to secondary research in support of the African Women’s Report (AWR); African Gender and Development Index (AGDI); study on women’s economic empowerment;
  • Contribute to the development Gender Mainstreaming Manual for Staff Members;
  • Participate in reviewing country reports;
  • Contribute to policy briefs;
  • Assist with knowledge management and outreach of the report;
  • Support the organization and servicing of Expert group meeting including; preparation of speeches, development presentations and participation in rapport writing;
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned.



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • To qualify for an internship under the United Nations Internship Program, the following conditions must be met:
  • Applications must meet one of the following requirements:
  • be enrolled in a graduate school program (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;
  • Have a demonstrated and 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 includes a willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Work Experience

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


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the United Nations Internship Program.
  • Knowledge of another United Nations language, preferably French, will be considered an asset.


  • Potential candidates will be contacted by Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 29th September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Economic Commission for Africa - Social Sciences - Economics Intern and Temporary Jobs in Ethiopia
  • A completed online application (including Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • The Cover Note must include: your Degree programme (what are you currently studying?); your Graduation date (when will you or when did you graduate from the programme?); any IT skills or software applications that you are proficient in; an explanation as to why you would be the best candidate for this internship; an explanation as to why you are interested in the United Nations Internship Programme.
  • In your Personal History Profile, please list all past work experience, your IT skills, and three references.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Please note that this is an on-going advertisement until 30 September 2019.
  • Successful candidates may be contacted at any time during the posting period or shortly thereafter.

    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 Applicants’ Bank Accounts.

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