TOR interns TID_PSDS April 2012

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					           UNITED NATIONS                                NATIONS UNIES
                 ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC


                  Terms of Reference for Internship
Organizational Setting and Reporting

The Trade and Investment, Private Sector and Development Section internship is for
3 months (October-December) with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the
section.
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 Private Sector and Development Section deals with policy issues relating to the
development of small and medium-sized enterprises; promotion and facilitation of foreign
direct investment (FDI); and promotion of sustainable business practices in Asia and the Pacific
region
The intern will assist the section in the preparations for and organization of the the Asia-Pacific
Business Forum 2012 (APBF) which will be held in November. In brief, the APBF is an initiative
to consult the private sector and other relevant stakeholders on business related policy issues
of importance to Asia and the Pacific. It is the first and only region-wide multi-stakeholder
forum, participated by business representatives, government officials, representatives from
international agencies, civil society organization, and academia, for establishing and
strengthening a solid and meaningful network among stakeholders. Please visit
http://www.unescap.org/tid/apbf/index.asp for more details.


The intern will also provide substantial assistance to the section on the production of a
publication examining the workforce in Thailand. This will require extensive research into
issues related to labour, foreign direct investment, competitiveness and productivity. The
intern will also collate, summarize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and
information. Additionally, the intern will be required to write and edit inputs for incorporation
into the publication.
Responsibilities:

•   Assist in drafting responses to inquiries
•   Provide inputs to the Asia-Pacific Business Forum programme
•   Assist in recruiting speakers and participants
•   Coordinate with cooperating agencies for logistics arrangements
•   Prepare meeting materials
•   Regularly file work progress for documentation
•   Assist in drafting summary report
•   Assist in conduct of APBF sessions, including registration and preparing participants list of
    working groups, act as liaison officer for VIPs.
•   Assist in conducting extensive research into the workforce in Thailand
•   Analyze quantitative and qualitative data and information
•   Produce brief analysis and summaries on various topics related to the Thai workforce.
•   Participate in day-to-day operational tasks of the secretariat. This may include servicing
    requests for information; support for developing presentations; liaison with partner
    organizations, etc.
           UNITED NATIONS                                 NATIONS UNIES
             ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Competencies ( 3 mandatory 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
-Strong Thai language skills are essential

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

Technological Awareness:
-Keeps abreast of available technology
-Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office
-Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
-Shows willingness to learn new technology




     Graduate (or Masters degree equivalent) student in Economics (preferably
     international economics, environmental economics, or similar), business, or
     Law (for work related to investment agreements).
     NOTE: The eligibility criteria of the United Nations Internship Programme requires
     that applicants be CURRENTLY enrolled in a second university degree (i.e. Master’s)
     or higher level at the time of application and during the internship.


     To apply for this position please send a brief cover letter and CV to Ms. Diana Dai
     (daid@un.org)

				
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