Intern - Economic Affairs, Kigali

  • UNECA - Economic Commission for Africa 
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Jun 22, 2020
Intern UNECA - Economic Commission for Africa

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

ECA’s mission, objective and strategic directions.

ECA’s mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

The mission will be guided by ECA’s five new strategic directions which are advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solution to the continent; Developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; Designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; Contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; Advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.

Subregional Office for Eastern Africa

The Subregional Office for Eastern Africa (SRO-EA) is located in Kigali (Rwanda). It is headed by a Director who reports to the Deputy Executive Secretary (Programme). Its core objective is to contribute to achieving structural transformation for inclusive and sustainable development in the subregion, with a focus on deepening regional integration.

The core functions are as follows:
(a) Assisting member States through initiatives, advisory services and tailored capacity-building interventions in the context of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area, including through technical studies and country profiles addressing structural transformation;
(b) Contributing to strengthening the capacity of member States in the Eastern Africa subregion, the regional economic communities and intergovernmental bodies to develop and implement development frameworks, including on the blue economy.

For more information on the ECA and its work, please visit our website: https://www.uneca.org/

These internships are for a period of three months (3), with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of six months, depending on the needs of the Section.

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Sub-Regional Data Centre (P5) and/or the Cluster Lead, Sub-Regional Initiatives (P4), and in close collaboration with professional staff of the cluster, and depending on their level of experience and training, the intern at the Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa will be responsible for the following duties:

-Produces analytical, quantitative and qualitative elements required for the elaboration of documents and reports;
-Researches and analyzes topics relating to sustainable economic development in Eastern Africa;
-Drafts and edits publications, papers and other documents;
-Liaises with SRO-EA stakeholders on key development topics for Africa;
-Supports organization of meetings and events
-Assists with outreach activities;
-Participates in day-to-day operational tasks of the Division. This may include servicing requests for information; support for developing presentations; liaison with partner organizations;
-Performs administrative tasks as assigned.
-Performs any other tasks as assigned.

 

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