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Intern – IATI Community-Events and Communications EG/BPPS/UNDP
|Location :||Home-based, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months|
|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 knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work, carried out at HQ, Regional, and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.
The Effectiveness Group assists UNDP and its partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. It seeks to do so by enabling UNDP and others to be more innovative, and knowledge and data-driven by identifying, testing, learning, sharing, and institutionalizing what works. It acts as a hub on quality UNDP programming, all aspects of results-based management and development performance monitoring and analysis, South-South cooperation, and global effectiveness partnerships.
Drawing on the comparative advantages of UNDP in strengthening country capacities to manage and coordinate development cooperation, the Effectiveness Group within the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support coordinates the Secretariat of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) a coalition of more than ninety members including donor and partner country governments, foundations, multilateral and civil society organizations. IATI seeks to address challenges facing a range of development stakeholders in the sharing and use of information on development cooperation resources. It was launched at the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (2008) and since September 2013, UNDP has co-hosted the IATI Secretariat in a Consortium together with UNOPS (which leads on financial management and logistics) and UK-based NGO Development Initiatives (which administers the development of the IATI Standard as well as IATI’s website, tools, and technical support). UNDP leads day-to-day management of the Secretariat and outreach and engagement with IATI stakeholders, and provides substantive support and policy advice to IATI’s governing bodies, including its annual Members’ Assembly and its Governing Board.
In 2019, IATI members approved a Strategic Plan (2020-2025 that lists the strengthening of the IATI community, as well as the initiation of a combination “Working Groups” and “Communities of Practice” model to promote knowledge-sharing and peer-learning around the publishing and use of IATI data, as key priorities. What this means in practice is that IATI would like to build on its existing, but relatively decentralized, community of practitioners to establish a stronger knowledge-sharing infrastructure and technical tools to facilitate access to guidance products, promote interactive online learning opportunities, and support collaboration to strengthen the impact and quality of IATI data worldwide.
As such, IATI, supported by UNDP as Coordinator of the IATI Secretariat and in consultation with DI, has launched a digital community platform, called IATI Connect. This platform provides a tool for community-engagement for several IATI-Communities and helps strengthen the initiative’s impact on improving the transparency of development and humanitarian resources. It is also an important tool for IATI to support community-engagement.
IATI reaches its target audiences through a range of communications channels including through its social media accounts, through its website: iatistandard.org and through regular newsletters. IATI’s Communications manages the production and publication of a range of content including blogs, videos, newsposts, reports, briefings, and guidance materials. IATI Communications also oversees the implementation of IATI’s brand across the initiative’s tools, services and publications.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Outreach and Partnerships Specialist and Communications Specialist, and under the day-to-day guidance of the Knowledge Management and Digital Community Specialist, and working with various team members from within the IATI Secretariat, the ‘IATI Communications and Community-Events intern’ will focus on the following:
IATI Connect / Community-Engagement (30%):
IATI Community-Events (40%)
General IATI Communications (30%)
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience:
Applicants to UNDP internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:
In addition to meeting the requirement above under eligibility, the preferred fields of study for this internship is in development related fields such as economics, public administration, public policy, or international relations/international development studies.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE/ HOW TO APPLY: THE APPLICATION SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING UPLOADED AS ONE FILE:
Conditions of internship:
Internships within the UN system are subject to following conditions, which the candidates should familiarise themselves with prior to applying:
Selected candidates will be asked to submit the following documents prior to joining:
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