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Intern Roster, UNDP Kazakhstan
|Location :||Nur-Sultan, KAZAKHSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||17-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Min 6 weeks (max. 6 months)|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.
Over the past 30 years of cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, UNDP has implemented more than 250 projects and assisted the country in preparing key national and regional policy documents, institutionalization and capacity building, enhancing efficiency of public institutions, strengthening human right institutions, enhancing resilience to climate risks, bridging social inequalities, promoting renewable energy sources and energy efficiency and protecting the environment. UNDP is currently implementing more than 30 projects within the country. A central element of UNDP’s work is the support to the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) helping Kazakhstan achieve the transition to sustainable development. We promote sustainable and inclusive growth by combining policy support with targeted development assistance to the country’s most vulnerable groups and communities while advancing gender equality and principles of zero tolerance to harassment, sexual harassment and abuse.
Our staff uphold the principles and core values of the Organization They also share a strong commitment to high-quality work and to serving the country’s development interests – to achieving results that will have positive impacts on the well-being of the Kazakh people. Our staff includes a rich mix of professionals and experts on governance, economics, gender, international relations, climate and environmental management, communications, education, health care, community safety, public policy, and computer science, among other fields.
The internship opportunity is open to current students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds exposure.
The purpose of UNDP’s Internship Programme is to:
This call is for the Internship Roster, i.e. recommended candidates would be placed on the Roster, from which the interns shall be sourced by the projects in case of need.
Interns will coordinate their engagement with the respective heads of units or delegated staff members and will closely work with other programmes and/or projects or units in performing their functions. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to opt for an internship assignment within a particular field/ unit.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Under the overall guidance of the supervisor and in close collaboration with the Country Office team, the Intern contributes to the effective implementation of strategies and unit plans.
Tasks will/may include but not limited to the following:
The TOR is generic and not all duties might be implemented by an intern. Specific deliverables might be added based on the projects’ needs.
The intern will produce concrete deliverables within the scope of the specific department/ programme/ or project workplan and relevant document, contributing to the implementation of the Country Office’s relevant strategy.
Core behavioural competencies
Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
In line with the UNDP Competency Framework, any individual applying for a job at UNDP or already part of the UNDP personnel is expected to:
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
Applicants should become familiar with the internship conditions prior to signing an internship agreement. For information visit www.undp.org/internships/
Financial aspects, expenses and medical benefits:
Further career opportunities with UN:
Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview, an official letter from the education institution confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme.
Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following nine documents:
Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.