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UNCTAD Internship in the Landlocked Developing Countries Section/Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, Geneva

Organization: United Nations Secretariat


Country: Switzerland

City: Geneva, Switzerland

Office: UNCTAD Geneva

Grade: I-1

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Posting Title: UNCTAD INTERNSHIP in the Landlocked Developing Countries Section/Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, I (Temporary Job Opening)

Job Code Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Department/ Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Duty Station: GENEVA

Posting Period: 28 September 2017-13 October 2017

Job Opening number: 17-ECO-UNCTAD-86246-J-GENEVA (O)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match his/her suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this instruction, ‚child‘ means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law).

‚Sibling‘ includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This profile is for the sole purpose of the Internship Programme of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development in Geneva. There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship. UN interns must have a valid visa.

This position is located in the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) Section of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes. The Internship Programme is unpaid and full-time, i.e. an intern is expected to work five days per week, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The starting date for this internship is 6 November 2017 for a period of three months with possibility of extension up to six months (depending on the needs of the Office).

Responsibilities

Carrying out his/her tasks under the supervision of the Chief of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), Trade and Poverty Branch, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes/UNCTAD, the Intern will work on the Development Account project titled ‚Productive Capacity Indices for selected landlocked developing countries (LLDCs)‘. More specifically, the intern perform the following functions:

Compile relevant statistical data on selected indicators related to productive capacities, diversification and structural economic transformation, including at firm level when possible.

Collect and organize necessary information on productive capacities pertaining to selected LLDCs.

Prepare graphs and figures to present the statistical information collected.

Analyze the work of other agencies, especially such as UN-ECA, UN-DESA.

Keep track of current or ongoing studies on the subject, including from media (both print and online), relevant publications, academic journals with relevant institutions in selected LLDCs.

More generally, interns shall:

1. Observe all applicable rules, regulations, instructions, procedures and directives of the Organization notwithstanding their status as described in section 4 of the UN Internship Programme Administrative Instructions ST/AI/2000/9 & ST/AI/2005/11.

2. Provide the receiving departments/offices with a copy of all materials prepared by them during the internship. The UN shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks, with regard to material which bears a direct relation to, or is made in consequence of, the services provided under the internship. At the request of the UN, the interns shall assist in securing such property rights and transferring them to the UN in compliance with the requirements of the applicable law.

3. Respect the impartiality and independence required of the UN and of the receiving department/office and shall not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to the UN.

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