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Economics and Development Finance Intern
United Nations Secretariat (UN)
Resident Coordinator System
I-1 Intern Internship
Job Expired 3 May 2024
Expired
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Work Location
This internship is for a period of 3 months and is expected to be in hybrid format, with at least one month of in person work at the office in Beijing.
Expected duration
3 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The UN Resident Coordinator (RC) leads the UN Country Team in China, including all entities present in China. The purpose of the Resident Coordinator System is to bring together different UN agencies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level, helping the UN to be a more relevant and reliable partner for governments, notable by establishing and strengthening these partnerships for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN Resident Coordinator Office supports the role and functions of the RC and the UN Country Team (UNCT). The RCO provides inter-agency coordination support to the UNCT and its various inter-agency working mechanisms, including results and theme groups. RCO China is looking for a motivated Economist and Development Finance intern to join the office for 3 months. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work 5 days a week (40 hours) under the direct supervision of the Senior Economist. Duties may include, but are not limited to: • Contribute to the UN coordination function by providing relevant support to UN coordination mechanisms and UNCT activities under the guidance of the Economist of the RCO • Conduct independent research and provide inputs to reports and analyses produced by the office. • Support the RCO’s policy work by contributing to the compilation and preparation of briefing and presentation materials, background information and documentation • Support the development and updating of databases and other information management activities. • Support and provide talking points and inputs of speeches for meetings, events and missions • Support team members in facilitating on-site, inter-agency and high-level meetings or events • Support the RCO in partnership management • Complete other ad hoc tasks requested by the office and/or the supervisor
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Qualifications/special skills
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent). Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required. Applicants must have good knowledge of standard software applications, especially MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel. Ability to draft analytical reports and speeches and talking points for senior officials is desirable. Ability to support event organization is desirable.
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 advantage. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Additional Information
Not available.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
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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