United Nations Intern - Administration Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

United Nations Intern - Administration Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Posting Title:

  • Intern - Administration, I (Temporary Job Opening)

    Job Code Title:

  • Intern - Administration


  • Economic Commission for Africa

    Duty Station:

  • Addis Ababa

    Job Opening Number:

  • 18-Administration-ECA-93228-J-Addis Ababa (O)

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The Human Resources Services Section, Division of Administration (HRSS/DOA) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa is offering an internship for a maximum duration of six months.

    Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

    The UNECA is mandated to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. To find out more about UNECA, please go to www.uneca.org.


  • The functions of the intern will depend on the individual's background and on the current projects/ workload of the Section.

    Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning & Development Activities and Language Training & Career Support Programme;
  • Assists in organizing training programmes and workshops;
  • Provides logistical and administrative support to trainers;
  • Performs day to day administrative tasks at the Career Resource Center;
  • Assists with maintaining a schedule of the language teachers General Administration;
  • Undertakes research on a range of HR related issues and assists in the preparation of notes/reports;
  • Provides general office support services; processes, drafts, edits, proofreads and finalizes for signature/approval a variety of correspondence and other communications;
  • Sets up and maintains files/records (electronic and paper);
  • Schedules appointments/meetings, monitors deadlines, etc.;
  • Undertakes other related activities as assigned by the supervisor.



  • 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;
  • is willing to learn from
  • 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.


  • To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
  • be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher);
  • pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;
  • be completed at least four years of fulltime studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.

    Moreover, the applicant need to

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • and a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness 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 Programme.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and or (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme.
  • Knowledge of French is desirable.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 29th December 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Intern - Administration Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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