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2022 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Africa Internship Programme

2022 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Africa Internship Programme 

This position is located in the Regional Office for Africa (RoA) of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC). The internship will start on 18 July 2022 for an initial duration of two months.

The posting is for United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Africa Internship Programme opportunity at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development in Addis Ababa. There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above in the Secretariat for six months following the end of their internship. UN interns must have a valid visa. Internship opportunities are for a maximum of six months. The internship programme is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office they are assigned.

Responsibilities of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Africa internship program

Carrying out his/her tasks under the supervision of the Economic Affairs Officer in the Regional Office for Africa, the intern will perform the following functions:

·        Assist in organizing press conferences, briefings and meetings with member states, RECs, partners, parliamentarians, and stakeholders

·        Assist in organizing dissemination activities for UNCTAD’s research

·        Assist in the preparation of news items and updating the social media accounts

·        Undertake analysis of topical issues on the African continent which is related to UNCTAD’s mandate

·        Assist in identifying updated and new relevant information, and research documents on issues related to UNCTAD’s mandate

·        Assist in preparation of briefing notes and workshop reports

·        Attend and assist in summarizing conferences and meetings as necessary

·        Assist in identifying initiatives and major meetings at Africa and regional levels, where UNCTAD can participate (with the UN, African Development Bank, Afriexim Bank, AfCFTA Secretariat)

·        Update and improve information contained in the office databases, perform internet-based research and catalogue information related to the work of UNCTAD;

·        Assist with the maintenance of ROA’s electronic communications dispatched to stakeholders, including UNCTAD communications and outreach products

·        Any other tasks assigned




·        Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.

·        Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.

·        Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.

·        Tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match the audience.

·        Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

2.     TEAMWORK:

·        Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.

·        Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.

·        Places team agenda before personal agenda.

·        Supports and acts following final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

·        Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


The United Nations internship programme is intended to expose students or recent graduates to the United Nations to enhance their educational experience and help them gain experience in the work of the Organization. Therefore, applicants to the programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Additionally, applicants should:
• Should 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 a willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.



No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advanced course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship. Languages

Fluency in English is required for this internship. Knowledge of French is desirable.



Candidates will be assessed based on their Personnel History Profiles (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted for further assessment. 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 you are currently pursuing;

·        Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);

·        List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;

·        Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
In your Personal History Profile, include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references.

Application Deadline: 11 July 2022


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.


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