The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) hereby invites competent young African Professionals to apply for the “2019 ECA Fellowships for Young African Professionals” programme
ECA is the regional arm of the United Nations in Africa. Its mandate is to promote the economic and social development of Africa. ECA’s dual role as a regional arm of the UN, and a part of the regional institutional landscape in Africa, positions it well to make unique contributions to member States’ efforts to address their development challenges. Its strength derives from its role as the only UN agency mandated to operate at the regional and sub-regional levels to harness resources and bring them to bear on Africa’s priorities.
ECA seeks to engage bright young Africans for skills development through the “Fellowship for Young African Professionals” programme. Available vacancies fall within the following thematic areas:
Duties and Responsibilities
Assignments within the areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, collecting, evaluating, interpreting, and analyzing economic, social and political development issues in the focus areas. The fellow(s) will also contribute to technical and policy reports, briefing notes, and support in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, workshops, and seminars; and fulfill various other administrative tasks for the effective delivery of the activities.
Conditions and Logistics
The UN regulations on temporary positions and the following conditions will apply:
How to apply:
To apply, candidates must, in addition to their applications, submit the following documents:
Application Deadline: January 27, 2019
Qualified women and young scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. All submissions should be sent to RecruitmentPPost@un.org with the subject line ECA Fellowship for Young African Professionals, Ref. No. HRS29-05-05-03