Intern - Economic Affairs, I (Temporary Job Opening)
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Intern - Economic Affairs, I (Temporary Job Opening)

U.N.Economic Commission for Europe

岗位领域:经济管理 工作性质:实习

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:其他

工作地点:Geneva 截止日期:17 January , 2018



Org. Setting and Reporting

This internship is located in the Market Access Section, Economic Commission for Europe based in Geneva.


Under the supervision of the Secretary of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies, the intern will contribute to the activities carried out by the Market Access Section and will be asked to:

1.Contribute to a joint UNECE-ISO research project on the topic of “Standards for the SDGs”

2.Develop a preliminary mapping of which international, regional or national standards can be used in the implementation of specific goal and targets of the United Nations Agenda 2030, including by using the database “PERINORM”

3.Develop one or two case studies on the impact of specific standards on specific SDG Goals and Targets. One such case study could be on what standards have been used in the context of Smart Cities Development, with reference to SDG Goal 11 and particularly Goal 11.3 and 11.6.

4.Assist in the preparation and servicing of the 5th meeting of international organisations, co-hosted by the UNECE, ISO and IEC, and taking place on 12 April 2018, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, as well as meeting of Working Groups 1 on 13 April.

5.Assist in the servicing of other meetings and carry out other tasks in the Section as necessary.



-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively

-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately

-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication

-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed



- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals

- Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others

- Places team agenda before personal agenda-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position

- Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings


Planning & Organizing:

-Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies-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-Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary

-Uses time efficiently


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a 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 a one year period of graduation; Be computer literate in standard software applications; 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 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.

Work Experience

No professional work experience is required for participation in the Internship Programme.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

KINDLY NOTE THAT THIS TEMPORARY JOB OPENING IS SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN INTERNSHIP WITH THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE. The duration of this internship is from 1 February to 30 April 2018. The Internship Programme is guided by Administrative Instruction ST/AI/2000/9 of the United Nations issued by the Under-Secretary-General for Management. Interns are considered type I gratis personnel. They are not staff members. The United Nations does not financially remunerate interns. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibilities of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage and provide a medical certificate of good health. The United Nations is not responsible for any claims by any parties where the loss of or damage to their property, death or personal injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by the interns during their internship. Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.