Intern, UN Economic Commission for Africa

Posting Title: INTERN - RESEARCH ASSISTANT,I, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 13 April 2017 - 30 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Social Affairs-ECA-77898-J-Addis Ababa (A)
Staffing Exercise 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 you are currently studying)
Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
List your top three areas of interest.

Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific Internship.
Explain 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.

Due to the 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.
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Population and Youth Section (PYS) within the Social Development Policy Division (SDPD) is offering an internship for three (3) months with an opportunity for extension, pending the needs of the Division. The internship is UNPAID and full time. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The Internship is located in the PYS of the SDPD at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa. The UNECA is mandated to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. To find out more about UNECA, please go to
The SDPD consist of three sections, namely: Social Protection Section; Population and Youth Section and Urbanization Section and one center, African Centre for Gender. The Population and Youth Section works towards enhancing the policy and strategic approaches of member states to integrate demographic changes and emerging population and youth issues into development policies and programmes, at both the national and regional levels.
The focus of this internship will be to assist the Population and Youth Section in its work on the Demographic Dividend, Age Structural Transition and Gender Dividend.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Population and Youth Section and within delegated authority, the intern will carry out the following tasks.
•Assist with compiling information and undertake research on policy issues in relation to population issues including the policy/normative framework as well as issues such as demographic dividend, demographic transitions, determinants and consequences of population trends
•Support data collection activities
•Undertake desk review of bibliographies for the section's reports and proof read documents
•Assist with organizing and convening meetings, including attending to all relevant preparations.
•Perform other duties as might be assigned by the Chief of Section.

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