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This posting is for an internship opportunity in the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development in Addis Ababa. 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 in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship. UN interns must have a valid visa. Internship opportunities are for a maximum of six months. The internship programme is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

This position is located in the Regional Office for Africa of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC). The internship will start on 10 October 2022 for an initial duration of three months.

Posting Title: UNCTAD Internship Programme in the Regional Office for Africa of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC), I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN – ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 07 September 2022 – 06 October 2022

Education:

The United Nations internship programme is intended to expose students or recent graduates to the United Nations in order to enhance their educational experience and to help them to gain experience in the work of the Organization. Therefore, applicants to the programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Moreover, interns should:
• Should 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. 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.

Languages:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English is required for this position. Knowledge of French is an asset. Assessment

Candidates will be assessed based on their candidate’s profile. Individual interviews may be conducted for further assessment.

A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The cover Note must include:
– Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
– Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
– Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references.

Deadline: 06 October 2022

How to Apply:

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

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

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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