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Internship with the Central Procurement Unit/UNDP
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||03-Apr-23 (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, the global development network for the United Nations system, is present in over 170 countries and territories and is uniquely equipped to help developing countries build sustainable capacity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In support of this, UNDP offers a wide range of solutions to global, regional, and national development challenges through a comprehensive knowledge network, expert practitioners and focused strategic areas of support.
The Central Procurement Unit (CPU), based in New York, provides procurement support services for UNDP business units by centrally coordinating all procurement transactions over $5K. It serves central bureaus within UNDP to ensure cost and time efficiency, required compliance and added value to clients.
Those central bureaus identify procurement needs and make decisions, while CPU provides procurement services and guides the client through the process and decides on the best sourcing strategy. Routing procurement requests through CPU will lead to a quicker turn-around time, and a higher quality, cost effective outcome.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Analyst and the Chief of the CPU, the intern will be entrusted the following different tasks, among others:
Daily procurement support to Team Members:
Support the CPU Team operational sustainability:
Ability to efficiently use the MS Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Demonstrates intercultural sensitivity in a multicultural environment.
Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP’s values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Required Skills and Experience
i) enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or ii) enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
or (iii) have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Further Career Opportunities:
The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern'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.
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