Org. Setting and Reporting
ICT and Development Section (IDS) under the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) aims to increase the availability and affordability of broadband Internet for all people across Asia and the Pacific though implementing evidence-based policy analysis, capacity-building, and demand driven regional advisory services, as well as strengthening regional cooperation and multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development.
The IDD/ ICT and Development Section internship is for two-six months.
The internship is unpaid and full-time.
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.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
*Research: Assist officers of the Section to conduct research on various issues related to ICT and development (various issues linked to ICT include disaster risk reduction, environment, education, gender, statistics, innovative technologies among others).
*Information and data: Compile, process and analyze information and data on ICT for development in Asia-Pacific, including Countries with Special Needs (LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS), which may require econometric skills and economic modeling approaches.
*Programme and project: Support officers of the Section to conduct programme and projects related to ICT, disaster risk management and space applications in the Asian and Pacific region.
*Website management: Support officers of the Section to prepare updates the Section work to the ESCAP website.
*Organization of meeting: Support officers of the Section to organize inter-governmental meetings, which may include drafting memos, contacting meeting participants, creating spreadsheets, maintaining calendars, and other administrative tasks.
*Other task: Carry out other tasks as required by the Section and the Division.
The (COMPANY NAME) 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.
To qualify for an internship with the (COMPANY NAME) 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 (4th year) of the 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 one year period of graduation.
*are not required to have high professional work experience for the internship;
*shall be ICT literate in standard software applications including skills in using of statistical software such as Stata or R;
*have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the (COMPANY NAME) and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
*have a demonstrated 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.
English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
REMOTE INTERNSHIPS (COVID-19)
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.
A complete 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 ICT skills and programmes (including courses/modules at University that you have successfully completed) that you are proficient in
- List your top three areas of interest (such as the link between ICT and disaster risk reduction)
- Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific preference.
- Explain your interest in the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience (if any), ICT skills and relevant University courses/modules, 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
|Posted on:||06 Jan 2021|
|Type of job:||Internship|
|Industry:||Government / Non Profit|
|Job duration:||6 months|