United Nations Intern - Economic Affairs Jobs in Ethiopia

United Nations Intern - Economic Affairs Jobs in Ethiopia


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

  • This internship is a full time job (35 hours/week) of minimum duration of 2 months with possibility of extension up to a maximum period of 6 months and it is not remunerated.

  • The internship will be undertaken remotely.

    Responsibilities

  • The intern will work remotely from home under the supervision of the Legal Advisor and the Secretary of the Commission and as part of the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

    Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with research and the provision of legal advice on the interpretation and application of relevant public international law, including environmental law, commercial law, procurement, administrative law, as well as United Nations privileges and immunities;

  • Assist with the drafting and review of legal documents, including correspondence, summary notes, briefing papers and reports on a wide variety of legal matters, including to United Nations bodies;

  • Assist in the provision of legal advice and analysis on matters arising from contracts entered into by the Agency, including those relating to the procurement of goods and services and donor financing and project agreements for the delivery of humanitarian and development assistance;

  • Assist in research and analysis on a wide range of administrative law issues, including use of the Agency’s system for internal administration of justice for staff members and matters relating to allegations of staff misconduct;

  • Assist in reviewing legal matters related to the governance of the Agency, including drafting and reviewing ECA administrative issuances;

  • Assist with servicing high-level and other meetings as well as training sessions for staff members covering a range of legal issues; and

  • Perform other duties as may be required.

    Competencies

  • Communication: 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping
    people informed.

  • Teamwork: 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.

  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be 'clients' and seeks to see things from client's point of view.

    Education

  • Applicants must be students enrolled in, or have recently completed (i.e. commence internship within one year of graduation date), either a graduate school programme (i.e. second university degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent), with major area of study in law or a related field.

    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.

  • Specialization in international law, environmental law, procurement, commercial law or administrative law is desirable. Experience in a professional office environment is an asset.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

  • Fluency in English is required for this internship. Knowledge of French is desirable.

    How to Apply

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


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