【联合国亚洲及太平洋经济社会委员会】INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS(工作地点:曼谷;截止申请日期:2020年12月30日)

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INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

岗位领域:经济管理 

工作地点:曼谷 

截止日期:2020年12月30日

语言要求:流利的英文说写能力

岗位信息网址:https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=141124


Org. Setting and Reporting


The Internship with the Energy Division is for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of the Division. The Energy Division is working to support member States in enhancing energy security and the sustainable use of energy through regional cooperation to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in particular the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7): Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


Responsibilities


Under the general guidance of professional staffs of the Energy Division, the intern will undertake information collection, research and analysis in one or more of the following areas (candidates are requested to clearly indicate the area(s) of their interest in their applications):


1.Key energy challenges and solutions in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular the three targets of SDG7 by 2030;

- Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services

- Increase substantively the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

- Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.


2.Good practices in mobilizing and rationalizing energy financing, prices, taxation and subsidies, as well as increasing energy affordability, promoting energy trade and energy connectivity (cross border electricity trade), through policies, energy economics and innovative technologies etc.


3.Research on energy connectivity in particular power grid connectivity;

- Identification and analysis of challenges and ongoing initiatives with effective mechanisms and policies at sub-regional and regional levels. - Preparation of analytical studies on different existing intergovernmental agreements on connectivity from other sectors.


4.Energy modelling at the country level:

- Collect and process information and data related to energy demand and supply at the country level, sub- regional and regional level

- Research national energy policies, priorities, targets and commitments, such as the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) on climate change

- Contribute to data analysis, including data entry, manipulation, and visualization in Excel


5.Economic analysis of access to electricity and clean cooking;

- Collect and process information and data related to energy access and its socio-economic benefits

- Research and analyse econometric analyses of the impacts of energy access

- Contribute to analysis of current policies and stakeholders influencing energy access

- Contribute to data entry and data visualization in Excel.


6.Research on the role of natural gas in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 7 and the Paris Agreement; social, economic, and environmental impacts of expanding the use of natural gas, in particular LNG, in the regional fuel mix.


7.Integrated urban solutions for low-carbon cities to accelerate progress on SDG7 and SDG13:

- Collect and analyse information on urban low-carbon best-practices, their pre-conditions and success factors

- Collect data for several cities in ASEAN across certain indicators linked to achievement of SDG7 and SDG13

- Contribute to the data analysis, visualisation of the research results and report writing


8.Applications of blockchain technology in the field of sustainable energy:

- Collect and analyse information on case studies for applications of blockchain under each of the pillars of SDG7 (energy access, energy efficiency, renewable energy)

- Analyse trends and context important for this area in Asia and the Pacific

- Under the supervision write a paper on the potential of blockchain for achievement of SDG7 and any other related SDGs.


9.Knowledge management and Webpage : In cooperation with the project managers and research assistant, to perform the following tasks:

- Help monitor news clippings in area related to energy for sustainable development, from local newspapers on global, regional and national issues for UN HQs;

- Provide research for background/information materials;

- Assist in the preparation of briefing information on the work of Energy Division and ESCAP;

- Provide assistance in creating and updating web-site content;

- Provide assistance in the design and development of websites;

- Help initiate content for social media channels and explore more potential social media


Competencies


Communication: -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


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 in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


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


Education


Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

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 (first university degree, or second university degree or equivalent, or higher) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.


Work Experience


Applications to the United Nations Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However , a field of study is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required.


Languages


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.


Assessment


Potential candidates will be contacted by a hiring manager directly for further consideration. The selection procedure may also include written test and an interview.


Special Notice


A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) if 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/have graduating/graduated from the programme?). - List of IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in - List of top three areas of interest/department preferences - Explanation why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s). - Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, IT skills, and three references. Should there be a need for an intern that matches the applicant's profile, the applicant will be contacted directly by the Division. Please note that due to the large number of applicants, Division are not necessarily in a position to reply to each request and only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.


SPECIAL NOTICE (Remote Internships): “In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.”