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Intern – Economic Affairs

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United Nations Jobs: Intern – Economic Affairs [Temporary]

  • Job Code Title: Intern – Economic Affairs
  • Department/Office:Economic Commission for Africa
  • Duty Station: Rabat, Morocco
  • Posting Period: 05 November 2019 – 04 November 2020
  • Job Opening Number: 19-Economic Affairs-ECA-123699-J-Rabat (A)

The internship will be undertaken under the overall guidance of the Director of the Sub-Regional Office for North Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, based in Rabat (Morocco) and the supervision of the Economic Affairs Officer. This internship is a full time job (35 hours/week) of minimal duration of 4 months with possibility of extension up to a maximum period of 6 months and it is not remunerated.

Responsibilities

Under the general guidance of the Economic Affairs Officer, the intern will undertake the following assignments:
1. Contribute to macro econometric modeling activity of the office;
2. Contribute to analytical papers of the office;
3. Participate to the organization of a workshops.

Competencies

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Client Orientation:
-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;
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Planning & Organizing:
-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;
-Uses time efficiently.

Education

To qualify for an internship, the following condition must be met:
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme in economics (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme inn economics (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
(c) Have graduated with a university degree;
(d) Strong skills in economics;
(e) Strong skills in applied econometrics and computer literate in standard software applications, Eviews and STATA;

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the United Nations Internship programme.

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. Working knowledge of French is an asset.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) if required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:
-Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
-Expected Graduation Date;
-IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
-Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship;
-Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme;

In your Personal History Profile, 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.

Other Skills and Requirements

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 the 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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (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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