Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (Transport Facilitation and Logistics Section), 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: 16 February 2018 - 15 August 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Economic Affairs-ESCAP-93291-J-Bangkok (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Transport Division/Transport Facilitation and Logistics Section internship is for 2 months to begin with and have an opportunity for extension up to 6 months if required.

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 section to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

The duties would include, but are not limited to:

- Write qualitative briefs/ reports on transport facilitation and related issues in Asia and the Pacific while evaluate the effectiveness of such policies towards contribution to sustainable development (qualitative analysis, where feasible/applicable),
- Identify and collect information from primary and secondary sources required for the study and select an appropriate methodology;
- Coordinate and liaise, as necessary, with Transport Division experts in ESCAP, to identify key issues;
- Review, analyze and compile the collected data and information, and prepare reports/briefs including the findings and conclusions, incorporating appropriate tables, graphs, charts with references;
- Synthesize the findings of research and prepare possible replication of results in other countries in Asia and the Pacific region;
- Prepare presentations on the work or the findings and outcomes of the internship including lessons learned to the Division's staff; Undertake other work as requested in line with the background/interest

The intern may also be asked to assist in the day-to-day work of the Division if required. She/he is expected to familiarize him/herself, to a limited extent, with administrative work of the Division and other tasks that are typical of UN organizations.

Competencies

The United Nations Core Competencies include:
•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.

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. However, education background the transport/economics and familiarity with research tools/methodologies and quantitative analysis would be desirable
-shall be computer literate in standard software applications;
-have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
-have demonstrated the 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

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.

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.

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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