Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) internship is for at least two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, if required by the institute. During the COVID-19 pandemic when travel is restricted and working from home is recommended/required, the intern will work from home. During the internship if international travel becomes possible and staff members are recommended/required to work from the office, the intern may be requested to work from the office, which is based in Chiba, Japan.
SIAP is a regional institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It is guided by the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and the Principles Governing International Statistical Activities, and by the work programme and membership of ESCAP, including through the Governing Council of the institute. SIAP’s mandates arise from a number of General Assembly, ECOSOC and ESCAP resolutions.
SIAP provides practical training to official statisticians with the aim to strengthen the capacity of national statistical systems to produce, analyse and disseminate statistics that meet the needs of a wide range of users, as well as the statistical training capability of the former. SIAP works closely with ESCAP’s Statistics Division in implementing the statistics subprogramme of the commission, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, other United Nations entities, and numerous subregional, regional and international organizations.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: