The Intern will work under the overall supervision of the Head of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT). They will work with the designated programme and project officer/s of APCTT in the implementation of the Centre’s substantive work programme. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. The work programme broadly involves developing and promoting regional mechanisms and platforms, capacity building of policymakers and institutions and carrying out normative and analytical work to assist ESCAP member countries in the following areas: National Innovation Systems (NIS), Technology Innovation Management, Development and Transfer of Technology; Technology Facilitation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a specific focus on food and nutritional security, energy security and environmental sustainability; New and Emerging technologies (e.g. biotechnology, nanotechnology and renewable energy); Technology Intelligence Services (e.g. periodicals & publications, research & analytical studies); and Digital Strategy (websites, social media etc. to enhance the outreach and impact of the programme outputs and outcomes) The nature of the work that would be assigned to an intern would depend on the intern's academic and professional background and his/her area of interest meeting the requirements of the work programme of the Centre. The interns will be provided with specific TOR (terms of reference) relevant to the particular programme area assigned to them.
Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills. Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals. Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.
second university degree or equivalent, or higher
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 equival
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. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian