|Date limite de candidature :||15-May-12|
|Catégorie supplémentaire||Gouvernance démocratique|
|Type de contrat :||Internship|
|Niveau du poste :||Intern|
|Langues requises :||
Anglais Français |
|Date de commencement :|
(date à laquelle le candidat sélectionné doit commencer)
|Durée du contrat initial||3 - 6 months|
|Durée prévue de la mission :||3 - 6 months|
UNDP is the UN’s global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to development knowledge, experience and resources that can help them build a better life for their citizens. UNDP’s knowledge networks link and coordinate global and national efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of: Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy, HIV/AIDS, Capacity Development, and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
UNDP’s organizational model is based on dispersed capabilities and decentralised networks. As part of its mission to assist developing countries to positively influence global trends and benefit from global knowledge, the Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) – UNDP’s policy advisory body – supports UNDP’s transformation into a globally networked policy advisory organisation. The bureau takes a matrixed, regionalised approach to development policy through a network of Regional Centres.
Capacity Development is a practice of the UNDPs Regional Service Centre for West Africa and Central. Based in Dakar, the Capacity Development team consists of five experts in the fields of Effectiveness of Development Aid, National Implement Capacity, Public-Private Partnerships and Institutional capacity. The team supportS 23 countries in West and Central Africa and integration in the region.
Under the supervision of the Capacity Development Practice Leader the Intern will support the sharing of information and knowledge regarding the integration of Capacity Development in programs and projects in West Africa and Central.
Devoirs et responsabilités
1. Support the team’s use the Teamworks' space for West and Central Africa Capacity Development CoP (UNDP knowledge management platform) through active communication with members
2. Support the CD team’s use of the Teamworks CD Team Regional Service Center Dakar space
- Update the directory of practitioners and CD focal points at the West and Central Africa region
- Support Teamworks spaces: West and Central Africa Capacity Development CoP; CD Team Dakar Regional Service Center; Consultants Roster CD-West & Central Africa
3. Ensure availability of all documentation relating to the integration of CD in the planning process for development on Teamworks and on the 'shared CD drive'
4. Support the finalization of the CD Newsletter, to be published end-June 2012
5. Carry out various administrative tasks
- Strong organizational and research skills;
- Excellent analytical, communication, and writing skills;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment;
- Respect for diversity: understanding of the United Nations system, operations and structures, particularly those related to capacity development and/or post-conflict contexts;
- Work under minimum supervision and tight deadlines
- Demonstrate integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP's values and ethical standards
- Promote the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN/UNDP
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Qualifications et expériences requises
- Enrollment in a graduate program in the field of communication, journalism, development studies, international relations, political studies, or other, is required
- Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.
- Interest in the area of national capacity development
- Good computer skills, specifically Excel and Word;
- Fluency in English and French written and spoken is required
UNDP does not finance internships. The costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.
The intern will be engaged full-time as soon as possible and for a minimum of 3 months. The intern will work from UNDP’s regional office in Dakar. Day-to-day supervision of the intern will be undertaken by Alexis Huliro, Capacity Development Practice leader.
Further Career Opportunities
The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but, as mentioned, to complement a student’s studies. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with the UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system.
UNDPs terms for internships can be found at: www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/jobs/internships.html
Le PNUD s’engage à recruter un personnel divers en termes de genre, de nationalité et de culture. Nous encourageons de même les personnes issues des minorités ethniques, des communautés autochtones ou handicapées à postuler. Toutes les candidatures seront traitées dans la plus stricte confidentialité.