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  • Economic Commission for Africa

Intern - Social Sciences, Addis Ababa

Organization: Economic Commission for Africa

Country: Ethiopia

City: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Office: UNECA Addis Ababa

Grade: I-1

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Posting Title: INTERN - SOCIAL SCIENCES (Multiple), I (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Africa

Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA

Posting Period: 17 August 2017-30 December 2017

Job Opening number: 17-SOC-ECA-84320-J-ADDIS ABABA

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

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

Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:

Degree programme (What you are currently studying)

Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)

List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.

List your top three areas of interest.

Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific Internship.

Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship programme.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The African Center for Gender/SDPD is offering an internship for three (3) months with an opportunity for extension, pending the needs of the Division. The internship is UNPAID and full time.The position is located in the African Center for Gender (ACG), Social Development Policy Division (SDPD) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is mandated to promote the economic and social development of its members 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


Under the overall supervision of the Coordinator of the Center the intern will be responsible for the following tasks

Assist in the review and finalization of reports and other publications in the areas of work of the African Center for Gender(ACG);
Contribute to research in the thematic area of focus of ACG;
Contribute to policy briefs;
Support the organization of meetings and events;
Assist with knowledge management and outreach activities;
Participate in day-to-day operational tasks of the Center. This may include servicing requests for information; support for developing presentations; liaison with partner organizations, communication pieces of the ACG, etc.;
Perform administrative tasks as assigned.



Ability to draft clearly and concisely

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


Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.

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: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) 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

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