Intern - Social Sciences, Almaty

  • ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Mar 05, 2020
Intern ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy-oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Subregional Office for North and Central Asia (SONCA), located in Almaty, Kazakhstan, offers an internship opportunity for a minimum of four months with possible extension up to six months.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours).

SONCA covers nine ESCAP member States in North and Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan participates in the activities of SONCA as a member of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA).

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Under the general guidance of the Head of Office and the direct supervision by a professional staff member, the intern will:

•In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other respective global and regional development agendas, assist in undertaking research and analysis to realize inclusive and equitable societies, focusing on one or more of the following issues: (i) gender equality and women’s economic empowerment; (ii) reducing multi-dimensional poverty, vulnerability and marginalization; (iii) skills development and job opportunities for youth; or (iv) opportunities and impacts of labour migration; (v) disability inclusion; (vi) youth and aging;

•Assist with expert group meetings, workshops, intergovernmental meetings and conferences co-organized by SONCA that have some focus on social issues, including the North and Central Asia Multi-stakeholder Forum on Implementing the SDGs (and the related Youth SDG Olympiad), the SPECA Economic Forum and meetings of its working groups;

•Assist with systematically gender-mainstreaming all aspects of SONCA work in line with ESCAP’s policies and guidelines, the UN SWAP 2.0, and requirements of the UNCT Kazakhstan Gender Theme Group;

•Assist with implementing other UN strategies and campaigns with a social development focus, such as Generation Equality, UN Disability Inclusion Strategy, 75th UN Anniversary Dialogues etc. Help initiate and develop content for social media channels to promote SONCA activities in the region

•Perform other duties upon request.


Organization type

UN jobs