Posting Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Duty Station: NEW DELHI Posting Period: 04 April 2019 - 30 September 2019 Job Opening Number: 19-Economic Affairs-ESCAP-114884-J- (O) United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Organisational Setting and Reporting The intern will work with the designated staff of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) in the implementation of the Centre's substantive work programme. The work programme broadly involves developing and promoting regional mechanisms and platforms, capacity building of policymakers and institutions and carrying out normative and analytical work to assist ESCAP member countries in the following areas: National Innovation Systems (NIS), Technology Innovation Management, Development and Transfer of Technology; Technology Facilitation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a specific focus on food and nutritional security, energy security and environmental sustainability; New and Emerging technologies (e.g. biotechnology, nanotechnology and renewable energy); Technology Intelligence Services (e.g. periodicals & publications, research & analytical studies); and Digital Strategy (websites, social media etc. to enhance the outreach and impact of the programme outputs and outcomes). The intern will also work on a desk study to compile information related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and their potential impact on the economies in the Asia Pacific region. The study would cover wide range of aspects related to 4IR technologies including their potential role in increasing competitiveness of SMEs, revenue generation, creation of new jobs and new opportunities for innovation. The nature of the work that would be assigned to an intern would depend on the intern's academic and professional background and his/her area of interest meeting the requirements of the work programme of the Centre. The interns will be provided with specific TOR (terms of reference) relevant to the particular programme area assigned to them. The internship at the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology is for a minimum of two months with an opportunity to extend it for not more than six months, if required by APCTT. 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. Responsibilities 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 the following: The work programme of ESCAP-APCTT covers analytical and normative work, policy support and advocacy, technical assistance and capacity building activities. Learning Opportunities during the course of internship: ESCAP-APCTT provides interns with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of: i) Challenges related to the national innovation systems in countries in the Asia Pacific region; ii) the processes of regional and multilateral cooperation; iii) mandates and operations of United Nations in developing countries as well as in countries with special needs in its efforts to provide policy advice, capacity building and platform for governments for achieving SDGs. Under immediate supervision, the intern is responsible for contributing to the technical cooperation project(s) related to the work programme of ESCAP-APCTT for the implementation of the SDGs. The topic of the project will depend on the intern's background, skills, and interest. Other duties may include undertaking the following: (a)Regular monitoring of relevant developments, policy trends and news articles related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in the subregion; (b)Monitor and collect details on national policies on selected sustainable development issues of member States of ESCAP (c)Collect data, generate figures and tables, describe and analyze the tables and results to support ESCAP-APCTT staff in related research and analytical work (d)Attend conferences, seminars, meetings and other events and provide written highlights and briefing notes (e)Provide administrative, organizational and conference management support for ESCAP-APCTT events (f)Other activities as may be decided by the supervisor CompetenciesApply Now
- 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.
- Planning & Organizing: Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work and
- Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments, and delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
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- List of the IT skills and programmes that the applicant is proficient in
- List of top three areas of interest of the candidate
- Explanation on why the candidate consider most suitable candidate for this specific internship
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