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Internship – UNDP Regional Hub, Amman Office Governance and Peacebuilding Team/Disability Portfolio Research and Communications - Home-based Remote
|Location :||Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||24-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 7h 7m|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||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 is the United Nation’s global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to assist people build a better life. UNDP’s vision is to assist countries in achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP is mandated to end poverty, build democratic governance, rule of law, reduce inequalities and exclusion and build inclusive institutions, while linking those to SDG and 2030 Agenda. It prioritises the advance of women, youth and vulnerable groups as part of its commitment to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind in an increasing challenging regional context which has been severely impacted by the recent COVID-19 crisis.
Through its Regional Hub for the Arab States (RBAS), located in Amman, Jordan, UNDP provides technical assistance, programming, and policy advice to country offices in 17 Arab countries, with the 18th located in the occupied Palestinian territory. The Governance and Peacebuilding team is one of the teams providing assistance to the needs and priorities of its country offices and to regional projects and initiatives to ensure quality programming in the areas of conflict prevention and peacebuilding, inclusive political processes, human mobility, rule of law, security and human rights, state building and public sector reform and local governance. Within this team sits the Disability portfolio which contributes to the overall UN Disability Inclusion Strategy and UNDP’s vision for implementation, as well as understanding of opportunities and challenges for implementation in the Arab States region.
The Arab region continues to witness major conflicts driven by multiple root causes related to governance crisis and political legitimacy, economic challenges, social drivers, climate security and, recently, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. Conflicts and violence in the region continue to be the most challenging factor that is hampering progress on human and economic development, including in the form of education, health, quality of life, freedoms, rule of law and access to justice, gender equality, and climate security.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of Assignment
The intern will support the Disability Portfolio within the Governance and Peacebuilding team in the implementation of its mandate of programme and policy support. In this regard, the intern will be involved in the daily work of the team. The intern will research current issues and case studies related to disability in the Arab region, raising the profile of the disability portfolio at country office, regional and global level, through producing and sharing disability-related content through various communications channels.
This position is part of UNDP RBAS’ disability inclusion strategy. Only candidates with disabilities are eligible to apply. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organisation of persons with disabilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Planning & Organizing:
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme.
Fields of study: Communications, Journalism, Social Sciences, ICT, International Development, or other related fields
Conditions of the internship
(a) The receiving office agrees in writing to accept an intern on the basis of flexible working arrangements; and
(b) The intern agrees that they are required to work the equivalent of a minimum of at least six weeks on a full-time basis. An internship under such arrangements must be completed within a six-month period.