Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Social Sciences, I
Job Code Title: INTERN - SOCIAL SCIENCES
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 16 January 2017 - 15 July 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Social Affairs-ESCAP-72509-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:
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)
•Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
•List of your top three areas of interest
•Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship
•Explanation of 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 large number of applicants, divisions are not in a position to reply to each application and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Social Development Division/Social Policy and Population Section internship is for 2-6 months depending on the needs of 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 Social Policy and Population Section.

The Social Development Division consist of three sections namely 1) Social Policy and Population Section (SPPS); 2) Social Integration Section (SIS) and 3) Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Section (GES) covering the thematic areas of inequality and social protection, population, ageing, migration, varied issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment (especially economic empowerment), gender mainstreaming, disability and youth.

The Social Policy and Population Section (SPPS) of the Social Development Division monitors and analyzes trends and formulates policy options to address population and development issues of concern to Asian and Pacific member States, including international migration and ageing.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
•Undertake literature reviews and compile data from secondary sources on population trends and demographic changes and their implications on sustainable development; international migration; population ageing and its impact on sustainable development, including access to social protection for older persons and the rights of older persons;
•Assist in organizing meetings, including attending to all relevant preparations.
•Review working papers and reports for accuracy and clarity.
•Develop audio-visual materials to communicate policy messages to non-technical audiences.
•Perform other duties as might be assigned by staff concerned and/or the Chief of Section.

Competencies

Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
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.

Work Experience

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

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

Assessment

N/A

United Nations Considerations

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.

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.

No Fee

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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