UN Intern - Social Sciences Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

UN 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.


    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 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 Programme, the following conditions must be met:

    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);

  • 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.


  • Potential Candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Intern - Social Sciences Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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