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

U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific  

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:Bangkok  截止日期:30 April , 2020  



Org. Setting and Reporting       

The Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division  (MPFD) Internship is for minimum of three months, with a possibility  of extension up to six months, if required by the Division.

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per  week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the  Division or Section to which they are assigned.

MPFD provides a combination of normative-analytical and  capacity-development activities to 53 member States and 9 associate  members of ESCAP, taking into account the significant variation in  their geographic, demographic, and socio-economic conditions. The  Division undertakes analytical studies and policy-oriented research on  medium- to long-term macroeconomic and development issues facing the  region, including for the development needs of the region’s least  developed countries and other countries with special needs.

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Under the general guidance of the Section Chief and the direct  supervision of a responsible officer, the intern will make a  contribution to the research work of the Division. While  responsibilities change according to the needs of the Division,  typical tasks include the following:

- Undertake research and analysis in such areas as:

Macroeconomic policy and analysis: monetary policy, fiscal policy,  tax cooperation, public financing efficiency and governance,  econometric analysis for policy evaluation

Financing for development: domestic and external resource  mobilization, capital market development, infrastructure financing,  public-private partnerships, financial inclusion (e.g., small  business’ access to finance); foreign direct investment, official  development assistance (ODA), remittance and climate finance.

Special support to least developed countries, landlocked developing  countries and small island developing States: poverty reduction, LDC  graduation, economic diversification, structural transformation,  development cooperation

- Identify key short- to medium-term risks to sustainable development  in the Asia-Pacific region;

- Prepare summary tables, graphs, and other inputs, as needed, for  ESCAP publications such as the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and  the Pacific, Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development  Report, working papers and policy briefs; and

- Perform other related duties as assigned.


The United Nations 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 ESCAP Internship Programme, the  following conditions must be met:

- 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.

- Have studied areas such as macroeconomics, finance, international  economics, development, econometrics, applied statistics, business  administration, engineering/physics/mathematics or related areas;

- Shall be computer literate in standard software applications and in  statistical packages such as Stata, Eviews, SPSS and R;

- Have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations  and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and

- Have demonstrated the 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 United Nations  Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the  Internship Programme. Knowledge of another official UN language is an  asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the  official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.


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

Special Notice       

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 programme (What are you currently studying or what  have you studied?);

- Graduation date (When will you be graduating or when did you  graduate from the programme?);

- List of IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;

- List of your top three areas of interest;

- Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this  specific internship;

- Explanation of your interest in the ESCAP Internship Programme,  especially with MPFD; and

- Indication of your available period for internship, i.e. when and  how long (note: the minimum duration of an internship is three months  and can be up to six months).

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past  work experiences, IT skills, and three names of references and contact information.

Please note that due to the large number of applications, divisions  are not in a position to reply to each application and that only  short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.