Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - STATISTICS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - STATISTICS
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 12 April 2017 - 30 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Statistics-ECA-77704-J-Addis Ababa (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship in the UNECA, African Centre for Statistics (ACS) are for two months with an opportunity for extension, 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 the Chief of Statistical Development Section, under the overall supervision of the Centre’s Coordinator. For more information on the ECA and its work, please visit our website: www.uneca.org.

Responsibilities

• Collects, evaluates, interprets and analyses data and information on areas including but not limited to regional integration, trade, industrialization and statistical development.
• Prepares briefing notes, inputs to speeches and other presentation materials on the issues under the incumbent's assignments in a form that is meaningful to non-specialists;
• Prepares first drafts of sector, country or regional components of analytical studies on development issues and policies.
• Assists in developing training material and the organization of expert group meetings, seminars, workshops and training course.
• Prepares inputs for relevant technical papers and policy reports to the Economic Commission for Africa Committees of relevant intergovernmental meetings and bodies.
• Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports.
• Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc. on issues under his/her responsibilities for inter-governmental processes.
• Compiles and analyses technical cooperation and capacity building needs of countries, and identifies ways ECA can assist member countries.
• Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects related to areas of work.
• Contributes to the preparation of material for the approval of regional, country or sector technical cooperation projects.
• Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit's services.
• Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

Competencies

Professionalism
Knowledge of theories and concepts to technical aspects of international trade, regional integration, industrialization, migration and/or statistical development. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyze data, make recommendations and write reports related to trade and investment. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspective s and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning & Organizing
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations ECA Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

-Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or higher); or be in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in statistics, mathematics, economics, finance, international relations, or related fields.
-Be fluent in statistical software programmes such as R, Stata, SAS and SPSS, as well as Microsoft Excel and Word.
-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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Knowledge and experience in trade or regional integration related policy research and analysis, and policy formulation, statistical analysis and/or development of national statistical systems is an advantage. Knowledge or understanding of global and regional trade, regional integration or statistical development policy issues, preferably in the regional would be an asset.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their personal history profile.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in either English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

The duration of internship is normally two months on a full time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the respective Division.

Interns are not paid and are responsible for all expenses related to the internship. UNECA accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the conditions of service.

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.

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 graduating from the programme);
•List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
•List your top three areas of interest/department preferences;
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship;
•Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme;
•Objectives for undertaking an internship with the UN Office for Partnerships and how the internship fits within the applicant's education/career plan;

In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experience, IT skills and three references.

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

This is an ongoing advertisement. The successful candidates may be contacted at any time within the posting period or shortly thereafter.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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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