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Economic Commission for Africa

UN-ECA – is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, URBANIZATION- Internship Opportunity

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The Urbanization & Development Section within the Gender, Poverty & Social Policy Division (GPSPD) is offering an internship for a maximum duration of six months. The Internship is located in the Urbanization & Development Section of GPSPD at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

The UNECA is mandated to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. To find out more about UNECA, please go to


The GPSPD consist of three sections, namely: Social Policy Section; Urbanization & Development Section and the Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment Section. Urbanization & Development Section works towards the planning and management aspects of cities and human settlements; the nexus between urbanization and social issues such as migration, poverty, education and health; sustainable dimensions such as the environment, water, land and; economic dimensions such as infrastructure, industrial growth, urban transport and financing for housing.

The focus of this internship will be to assist the Urbanization & Development Section in its work on the economic, social and sustainable dimensions of urbanization.

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