The office of the senior economist of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC), provides economic data and analysis to support efforts in the transition and developing economies of Europe and Central Asia to meet the Millennium Development Goals. This office, which is based in UNDP’s Bratislava Regional Centre (BRC), also provides support to UNDP senior management in New York and Bratislava, as well as to UNDP country offices in the Europe and CIS region, in matters of economic data and analysis.
The senior economist office webpage (See http://europeandcis.undp.org/senioreconomist) provides an important platform for the dissemination these analyses and the data on which they are based. Of particular importance are UNDP’s vulnerability databases (See http://europeandcis.undp.org/senioreconomist/show/A550E37F-F203-1EE9-B39AD69D14124A53), which track monthly or quarterly changes in food and energy prices, electricity production and consumption, remittances, employment, and other socio-economic variables in Turkey, as well as seven other countries in Europe and Central Asia.
The senior economist’s office is looking for an intern to assist in this work, particularly in terms of collecting and monitoring official data on the CIS economies, update these databases, as well as performing other research and analytical tasks. This will involve working closely with the manager of the vulnerability data bases, and with the senior economist office’s junior professional officer.
The intern will:
- Monitor macroeconomic and socio-economic trends in CIS, inter alia by regularly checking the publicly available statistical data posted on the websites of the national statistical offices and national banks, as well as on-line media sources/websites;
- Perform directed research and analysis on the CIS economies;
- Monitor English-Russian- and national-language press and websites for economic news concerning these economies;
- Monitor other important web sites, (e.g., IMF, World Bank, EBRD) for relevant analytical and data content on important trends and developments in these economies; and
- Work in other areas, as needed.
- Have a Bachelor Degree and ongoing Master or higher Degree studies in Economics or other relevant development-related field;
- Have an appropriate background in economic transition and development issues;
- Be comfortable working with official socio-economic data;
- Be proficient with managing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and data bases;
Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions with which applicants should become familiar prior to signing an internship agreement.
For application instructions and more information, see http://europeandcis.undp.org/aboutus/show/71CB399C-F203-1EE9-B8C602C91DE01340.
Qualified candidates interested in the Internship have to be registered in online database through http://europeandcis.undp.org/tools/?event=public.internshipApplyForm, stating "Economist/vulnerability data internship" as field of interest. Candidates not registered in the database will not be further considered.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.