United Nations Intern - Economic Affairs Jobs in Ethiopia
United Nations Intern - Economic Affairs Jobs in Ethiopia
Org. Setting and Reporting ECA's mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.
The mission will be guided by ECA's five new strategic directions which are: advancing ECA's position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent's problems and take local solution to the continent; advocating Africa's position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.
The internship is located in the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) of the Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
The internship is for three (3) months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the section.
The internship is UNPAID, full-time, and home-based.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Under the general guidance of the Director of the Division, and the direct supervision of the Coordinator and assigned staff of ATPC, the incumbent will carry out the following functions:
Advise on the mainstreaming of climate change and environmental sustainability considerations in AfCFTA National Implementation Strategies supported by ATPC
Assess the potential impact of the international environmental standards agenda on the competitiveness and performance of African firms in global value chains
Guide on complementary efforts required to assist African firms to comply with international environmental standards
Recommend options for prioritizing the development and harmonization of environmental standards when implementing the AfCFTA Annexes on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures
Advise on how the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) program on ECOMARK AFRICA (EMA) can be used as a basis to inform the rollout of the Eco-Mark ecolabel in Africa for sustainably produced products and services
Recommend on how the human rights framework can be applied to support African countries to build back better through climate friendly trade
The deliverables from this assignment may include:
Criteria / checklist for incorporating climate change and environmental sustainability considerations in AfCFTA National Implementation Strategies
Policy brief on strengthening environmental standards and promoting ECOMARK AFRICA in the context of the AfCFTA
Database of trade and climate change partners and stakeholders, and documented success stories
Contributions to other research and knowledge products on trade and climate change
Support to webinars organized on the trade, climate change and human rights nexus
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 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
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:
• Applicants must meet one of the following 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;
• Have a demonstrated 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
This is an ongoing advertisement. The successful candidates may be contacted at any time within the posting period or shortly thereafter.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
Experience in research in the African context, preferably regarding trade, standardization, or climate change and sustainable development issues, is desirable. Understanding of
Africa's regional integration agenda, especially the AfCFTA, is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the Internship Programme advertised, fluency in English
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