Intern - Human Rights, Economic Commission for Africa

Closing date: Thursday, 8 September 2016

Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 25 August 2016-8 September 2016
Job Opening number: 16-HRI-ECA-65657-P-ADDIS ABABA (O)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
A completed 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;
  • List your top three areas of interest/department preferences;
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for our office;
  • Explain 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.
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
OHCHR-EARO (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights - East Africa Regional Office) is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was established in 2002. The core functions of the Office are to: serve as OHCHR office in the region developing and implementing country engagement strategies requiring more focused attention in East Africa; mainstream human rights in the work of the African Union, sub-regional intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations; and, support United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) and UN offices in the region including UNECA by providing relevant thematic expertise for capacity-building, advocacy, and other activities.
The mandate includes preventing human rights violations, securing respect for all human rights, promoting international cooperation to protect human rights, coordinating related activities throughout the United Nations, and strengthening and streamlining the United Nations system in the field of human rights.
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.
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