Research Intern

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    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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    Economics, Research and Data
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Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 224638
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development)
Category and Level : Internship, I-1
Duty Station : BEIRUT
Department/Office : Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Date Posted : Dec 26, 2023
Deadline : Mar 25, 2024

Work Location
Expected duration
2 Months
Duties and Responsibilities
In 2024, the Governance and Planning sections at Clusters 3 and 6 is set to engage in various activities, facing tight deadlines, particularly in the initial months. Key events include the review of the 10th 5-year National Development Plan, the launch of the First Arab Consumer Protection Forum, and the commencement of preparations for the 5th Annual Arab Competition Forum. Additionally, the section will undertake updates for its portals, namely, the Arab National Development Planning (ANDP) portal and the Arab Legislation Portal (ALP). Furthermore, efforts will be focused on finalizing the recent report for the Arab Business Leaders Forum (ABLF) and its corresponding portal. The section is seeking intern support for the comprehensive preparation of substantive and training materials related to these outputs.

The duration of a United Nations internship is for a minimum of two months on a full-time basis – this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months.

Duties and responsibilities:

– Researches, extracts and compiles basic information and technical data on specific topics, particularly those related to the Oman XB project.
– Collects, selects, analyzes and compiling materials from multiple sources, e.g., relevant databases, the library and the Internet.
– Assembles original statistical material; adjusts reported data from different sources and load data into computerized database system.
– Assists in the evaluation and examination of data sets and information for accuracy, clarity and validity.
– Prepares a variety of reports, presentations, tables, lists, graphs, charts and/or diagrams related to the Oman project, the Arab Consumer Protection Forum, or as requested.
– Assists in the maintenance of relevant computerized databases and portals, including the Arab National Development Planning (ANDP) portal and the Arab Legislation portal (ALP).
– Participate in the substantive and policy discussions of the team.
Qualifications/special skills
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following
conditions must be met:

1. Applicants must:
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or
(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);

2. Applicants must:
(a) be computer literate in standard software applications.
(b) have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal
commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
(c) 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.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme.
Knowledge in extracting data and using statistical tools is desirable.
Knowledge in performing research is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Arabic is a working language of ESCWA.

For this position, fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Note: “Fluency” equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of ‘confident’ in two of the four areas.