Intern - Economic Affairs, Bangkok
Organization: ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
City: Bangkok, Thailand
Office: ESCAP Bangkok
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Closing date: Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Posting Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Department/ Office: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 6 March 2018-4 September 2018
Job Opening number: 18-ECO-ESCAP-93756-J-BANGKOK
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD) internship is for three months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, if required by the division.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or office to which they are assigned.
The Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division provides a combination of normative-analytical and capacity-development activities to 53 member States and 9 associate members of ESCAP taking into account the significant variation in their geographic, demographic, and socio-economic conditions. The division undertakes analytical studies and policy-oriented research on medium to long-term macroeconomic and development issues facing the region, including for the development needs of the region’s least developed countries and other countries with special needs.
More details are available from www.unescap.org/our-work/macroeconomic-policy-financing-development.
Under the general guidance of the Section Chief and the direct supervision of a responsible officer, the intern will make an important contribution to the work of the Division. Activities change according to the needs of the division, but typical tasks include the following:
Conduct research and identify key medium- and short-term risks relevant for macroeconomic policy formulation in the Asia-Pacific region;
Prepare summary tables, graphs, and other inputs, as needed, for publications such as the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report, working papers and policy briefs;