截止日期：22 January , 2020
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Financing for Sustainable Development Office (FSDO) / Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the Department. Start date is February 2020, though applicants interested to take up an internship later in 2020 are also encouraged to apply. This position is located in the International Tax and Development Cooperation Branch. The Branch work progamme includes policy analysis and support to intergovernmental processes and capacity building on tax, development cooperation and other financing for development issues. It carries out DESA’s capacity development programme on tax, municipal asset management and other financing for sustainable development matters and serves as Secretariat to both the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters and the Development Cooperation Forum.
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.
The position is located in the Financing for Sustainable Development Office (FSDO) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The intern will support FSDO staff in implementing a capacity development programme on financing for sustainable development, in particular issues related to municipal asset management and domestic resource mobilization, including international tax cooperation, aimed at strengthening the capacity of relevant authorities in developing countries to develop more effective and efficient tax systems and to combat tax evasion, with a view to increasing domestic resources available for investment in sustainable development. Duties may include but are not limited to: Assistance in drafting, reviewing and preparing presentations, studies, reports, training materials and any other relevant documents; Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings; Assistance during meetings; Research, compilation and analysis of information in tax matters, including in the areas of double tax treaties, transfer pricing, tax administration, tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS); Preparing and providing input for briefing notes, talking points, speeches and similar materials for senior UN officials; Following relevant intergovernmental meetings of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council, and preparing draft summaries; Assisting with any other ad hoc assignments related to the work of the branch.
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
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.
Client Orientation: - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view - Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect - Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions - Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems - Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects - Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
The intern is expected to:
- 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 the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants must 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 (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
Be computer literate in standard software applications.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
- Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
- Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- List your top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills,
and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.