Research and Analysis Intern

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


JOB DESCRIPTION

Work Location
Flexible
Expected duration
3-6 Months
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will report to the Director of Technology, Climate Change, and Natural Resource Management Division (TCND) and any other staff as may be assigned by the Director. The Science, Technology, and Innovation work of the Economic Commission for Africa is led by the Technology and Innovation Section (TIS), and encompasses a) policy research and analysis; b) technical support to member states and their institutions; and c) consensus building and advocacy. • Research and Analysis: Assist in the collection and analysis of data related to the digital economy. Conduct research on digital trends and best practices and propose innovative solutions to enhance digital engagements with member states, regional organizations (AUC, UN agencies, WB, AfDB, Afreximbank etc.) private sector and NGOs with the objective of accelerating digital transformation efforts across Africa. Support the preparation of reports on the digital economy, including e-commerce, digital trade, fintech, emerging technologies, digital divides, infrastructure development, highlighting achievements, challenges, and opportunities for growth. • Technical Support: Support the team in the design and implementation of programs under the Digital Center of Excellence, including the portfolio on Digital ID & Interoperability, capacity building and upskilling of students and teachers as part of the join Google program and the Connected African Girls coding camp initiative. • Content Creation and Management: Assist with the creation of digital content, including infographics, and social media posts, that promotes the ECA’s initiatives and results. Update and maintain the ECA’s website content in collaboration with various departments to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
Qualifications/special skills
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
Languages
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 advantage. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat
Additional Information
Not available.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


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