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.


  • 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 gender considerations in guidelines and interventions for facilitating cross-border trade amid COVID-19.

    • Develop reference sheets and tools to operationalise ATPC’s Gender Strategy to support staff capacity for mainstreaming of gender in ATPC’s workstreams.

    • Review ATPC studies under a project to build capacity of public and private sector stakeholders to better use preferential trade agreements and ensure inclusive trade, and provide guidance on how to fully mainstream issues of relevance to gender, youth, and MSMEs within the studies.

    • Contribute to research and knowledge products to inform ATPC’s gender and trade week, and present knowledge as accessible outputs for various stakeholder groups including policy makers, private sector, and professional associations. simplified trade regimes and mechanisms for formalisation of small-scale cross-border trade; and lessons learned from gender mainstreaming in national AfCFTA strategies.

    • Carry-out desk research to identify entry points for applying a gender lens to measuring informal cross-border trade in Africa and designing gender-responsive cross-border interventions

    • Advise on a methodology for measuring women’s involvement in and contributions to trade, bringing together the methodologies being developed at ATPC on measuring informal cross-border trade and on gender-responsive trade statistics, as well as additional data points to achieve the wider measure of the contribution of women to trade.

    • Identify and compile partners and stakeholders for gender and trade, including business associations, and document success stories of entrepreneurs and traders.

    The deliverables from this assignment may include:

    •Gender section of continental common guidelines for facilitating trade amid COVID-19

    •Reference sheets and tools to operationalize ATPC’s gender strategy

    •Contributions to research and knowledge products on gender and trade in areas of interest, and improvements to ATPC studies in terms of mainstreaming cross-cutting issues

    •List of gender and trade partners and stakeholders, and documented success stories



  • 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

    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:

    • 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.

    Work Experience

  • 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

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Intern - Economic Affairs Jobs in Ethiopia

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