Title:  Intern - ITPO Tokyo

​​Requisition ID: 1776 
Grade: Intern

Category: Internship
Employment Type: NonStaff-Regular
Duty Station: TokyoJapan 

Entry Date: As soon as possible
Internship Duration: 3 months
Application Deadline: 13-Feb-2023

 

Vacancy Announcement
 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

 

The Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO), headed by a Managing Director, is responsible for UNIDO's relations with Member States and all external partners, including through the Policymaking Organs. It plays a central role for interaction and collaboration with traditional and non-traditional donors; oversees the regional bureaus as well as the network of established field offices, liaison offices and Investment and Technology Promotion Offices; and supports the implementation of particularly complex projects, programmes and special assignments, thus also fulfilling an important role in safeguarding their quality and the reputation of the Organization.

 

The Division of ITPOs and Institutional Partnerships (GLO/ITP) will link UNIDO's Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs) with international corporate partners and use the ITP network to forge, in collaboration with IET/PPP and GLO/FLS, partnerships with development partners. It will engage in match-making and partnership development at corporate, institutional and political levels to support developing countries and countries with economies in transition in becoming attractive investment locations resulting in increased levels of investments and, through investors and partners that the ITPOs bring to the table, engage in technology exchange partnerships that enable them to adopt new technologies for sustainable industrial development.

 

This position is located in Investment and Technology Promotion Office, Tokyo, Japan (GLO/ITP/JPN). The Office is within the work programme of UNIDO an instrument for strengthening cooperation between Japan and developing countries. The activities of the Office concentrate on practical investment promotion as well as development of investment and technology promotion in least developed countries (LDCs) and regions, as well as in emerging market countries under transformation to market-oriented economy, including countries of Commonwealth of Independent States (CISs). Co-operation in Japan is developed with industries and private and public agencies and institutions concerned with industrial investment and related technological activities in developing countries. The Office will work for the identification of appropriate investment and technology projects for promotion and transfer to developing countries and bring consolidated project proposals to the attention of potential investors in Japan.

 

The duration of an internship at UNIDO is between three to six months, is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member, in the department or office that they are assigned to. Interns shall cover all costs associated with their internship, including visa, travel to and from the duty station, insurance, transportation, accommodation and living expenses.

 


GENERIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Intern shall work under the direct supervision the ITPO Expert & Deputy Head, Donor Relations and shall be engaged as follows:


a) Exposed to the regular core functions of the Office and as such shall have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations and engage in on-the-job training in specific actions delegated by the Supervisor.
 

b) Engaged in a specific self-contained assignment described below:

  • Support for organization of investment and technology promotion seminars & events and assistance in report writing;
  • Support for registration of sustainable technologies possessed by Japanese companies into the ITPO Tokyo’s Sustainable Technology Promotion Platform (STePP) and promotional activities of registered technologies;
  • Research and collect data on the investment and business climates and technology needs of developing countries as well as on some specific themes related to the industrial development; and
  • Assistance in PR/advocacy activities (SNS, website article writing, publications, event related materials).

 

c) Other Special emerging Projects that may enhance the learning experience of the Intern.

 

The Intern will be required to prepare an end-of-internship report, which will be submitted to and cleared by UNIDO Internship Coordination.

 


MINIMUM ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Age: Minimum 20 years on the first day of the internship.
Education: Enrolled in a university degree programme; or begin the internship within one year of completing a university degree; or completed a university degree and be sponsored as part of an academic or development programme. 
Field of specialization: Economics, Business Administration, Engineering or relevant discipline with specialization in an area related to UNIDO’s mandate as described in the organizational context.
Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset. For the daily communication with Japanese counterparts, the fluency of Japanese is desirable.

 


CORE COMPETENCIES

 

Core Values
WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially. 
WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner. 
WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective. 

 

Key Competencies
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity. 
WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world. 
WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work. 
WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: to stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another. 

 


LEARNING ELEMENTS

 

Become acquainted with the most up-to-date technical, economic and industrial developments in the relevant field of specialization of the Office. Furthermore, intern is expected to deepen their knowledge in the fields of new product/services and process design.
Gain experience in project design/management.
On the job training: participation in every phase of the working process.
Gain experience in working effectively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.

 


UNIDO Interns are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity at all times, both at work and outside.
Only candidates who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for internships at UNIDO.


All applications must be submitted through the UNIDO Online Recruitment System.

Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process.

Visit the UNIDO website for details on how to apply: www.careers.unido.org

Notice to applicants:
UNIDO does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. If you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Vacant positions within UNIDO are advertised on the official UNIDO website. Should you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNIDO and requesting payment of a fee, please contact: internship@unido.org