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Intern - Economic Affairs, Bogor, Indonesia

Department/ Office: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Country: Indonesia

Field location: Bogor, Indonesia

Grade: I-1

Closing date: Monday, 31 July 2017



Department/ Office: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Duty Station: BOGOR


Posting Period: 1 February 2017-31 July 2017


Job Opening number: 17-ECO-ESCAP-73922-P-BOGOR


Staffing Exercise ID: N/A


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


Special Notice


A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


The Cover Note must include:


Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)

Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme)

List of the 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 United Nations Internship Programme

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, 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.


Organizational Setting and Reporting


The Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, if required by the division.


The objectives of CAPSA are: i) Enhanced national capacity for socioeconomic and policy research on sustainable agriculture for poverty reduction and food security; ii) Enhanced regional coordination and networking to successfully scale up and scale out research findings that have implications for policy design and implementation related to sustainable agriculture and rural development; iii) Enhanced capacity of policymakers and senior government officials to design and implement policies to achieve rural development, poverty reduction and food security through sustainable agriculture in Asia and the Pacific


This position is located at the Centre in Bogor, Indonesia.


The internship is UNPAID and full-time.


Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or office to which they are assigned.


Food Security Human Resources Human Rights Humanitarian Law Internship Poverty Alleviation Poverty Reduction Rural Development Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable Development Sustainable Development Goals Unpaid





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:


To conduct supporting studies on the areas of sustainable agriculture, food security and poverty alleviation in the context of post-2015 development goals and sustainable development goals.

Assist with relevant research for development of information and public awareness materials in the above mentioned areas.

Assist with the preparation & organization of training events .

Assist in maintaining, updating and further expanding database.

Assist with the preparation of various outreach meetings and briefing sessions.

Assist with liaison with partners.



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.

Commitment to Continuous Learning: keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession, actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally, contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates, shows willingness to learn from others, seeks feedback to learn and improve



To qualify for an internship with the United Nations 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 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.


Work Experience




are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;

shall 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 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. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset.




United Nations Considerations


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.


The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.


Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on 'The Application Process' and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on 'Manuals' hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.


Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.


Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.


No Fee




Job posted on 1 March 2017.

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