The UNDP Regional Service centre in Johannesburg is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to serve as interns in the the following areas:
- Capacity development;
- Private Sector.
In line with the corporate UNDP regionalization initiative,UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) has created two Regional Service Centres (RSCs); one in Dakar and the other in Johannesburg, to help enhance organizational effectiveness by bringing substance closer to the field.The RSCs combine the policy advisory function with the management of regional projects. This will help ensure consistency and coherence in service provision to country offices.
The RSC provide policy advice and technical backstopping in the practice areas and cross-cutting themes identified in the UNDP Strategic Plan, namely:
- Poverty eradication and achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the MDGs;
- Democratic governance;
- Crisis prevention and recovery;
- Environment and sustainable development;
- Gender equality and the empowerment of women;
- Capacity building and development;
- Combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases; and
- Knowledge management.
The RSC also manages regional programmes, which provide support to regional institutions and countries in the subregion.
Capacity Development (CD) is the “how” of making development work better and is at the heart of UNDP’s
mandate and functions. The Strategic Plan 2008-2011 highlights capacity development as the core contribution of UNDP to development; it cuts across all other practices and thematic areas, with a clear conceptual framework and a set of concrete tools and methodologies, but also as a way of thinking about and approaching development.
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment:
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are anintegrated dimension of UNDP’s four main areas of work,
namely poverty reduction, democratic governance,crisis prevention and recovery and the environment and
sustainable development. Special attention is paid to work on gender-based violence and the equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, especially in the context of HIV and AIDS.In accordance with the UNDP gender equality strategy,the team supports governments and CSOs to achieve
inclusive development based on the MDGs.
Private Sector Team:
Focuses on increased capacity of regional organizations,governments,and other stakeholders to support inclusive market development in the region.