Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (Science, Technology and Innovation), I
Job Code Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Department/Office: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 01 September 2016 - 28 February 2017
Job Opening Number: 16-Economic Affairs-ESCAP-65617-P-Bangkok (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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:
• Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
• Graduation date (When will you be/have graduating/graduated from the programme?)
• IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
• 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.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The TRADE, INVESTMENT AND INNOVATION DIVISION / Science, Technology and Innovation internship is for 4-6 months, pending on the needs of the department.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Science, technology and innovation is new mandate for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. This new work stream will support member States to effectively harness science, technology and innovation to meet the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Responsibilities

The candidate, under the overall guidance of the Regional Adviser on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), Trade, Investment and Innovation Division.

The candidate is expected to undertake the following activities

1. Provide assistance on research studies on a broad range of science, technology and innovation topics which form part of an enabling environment for science, technology and innovation (STI) such as technology transfer, technology for trade, STI provisions in trade agreements, e-government, social enterprise and innovative financing.
2. Collect and analyze information/data on STI.
3. Provide assistance on STI intergovernmental processes.
4. Provide assistance in the preparation of expert group and STI Advisory Board meetings.
5. Provide assistance in taking note/minutes of STI meetings and events.
6. Provide other assistance as needed

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 the 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.

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.

Optional Competencies
Creativity:
-Actively seeks to improve programmes or services;
-Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs;
-Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
-Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box";
-Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things;
-Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Technological Awareness:
-Keeps abreast of available technology;
-Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office;
-Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
-Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

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
• Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration. Candidate who can start his/her internship on 1 March 2017 is most desirable.

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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No Fee

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