BackgroundThe UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre (BRC) is the organization’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. It aims to connect the region to a global network of development experts, to build knowledge and capacity, and to forge partnerships to meet the development challenges of a large and diverse region. The BRC also aims to capture and spread development successes and best practices in the region and to improve the impact of UNDP's work through effective communications and advocacy.
The Czech-UNDP Trust Fund (CTF) supports development activities that involve sharing experiences, good practices and lessons learned from Czech transition to democracy and market economy, as well as to EU membership. We focus on the Balkans and ECIS countries. We support projects related to (a) HIV/AIDS prevention, (b) environmental issues, (c) democratic governance, and (d) economic transformation. Our implementers organize study tours (in the Czech Republic) or send experts to carry out feasibility studies/research/... in the beneficiary country. CTF is part of the Emerging Donors / New Partnerships Unit (ED/NP).
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Intern will work under the guidance of the ED/NP team, in particular the New Development Partnerships Coordinator (20% time) and CTF Programme Associate (80% time) performing the following tasks:
- Monitor important media/web sites of regional and global significance (as well as those of universities, think tanks, consultancies, individuals) for relevant analytical content pertaining to development trends in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region;
- Provide background information and feedback for the ED/NP team on daily basis;
- Support in improving the website of CTF (incl. learning about Czech transformation experience, understanding project’s content and writing short reports for the website/blog, thus helping to create a public online platform for Czech transformation know-how);
- Communicate daily with members of EN/NP and other BRC staff and acquire practical experience in various aspects of project management in an international work environment;
- Assist in public procurement;
- Assist in organizing ED/NP events;
- Work in other areas, as needed.
- Critical thinking, independent reasoning, and ability to take the initiative;
- Strong coordination, reporting and writing abilities;
- Interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment;
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
- Computer literacy and ability to effectively use IT tools;
- Be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:
- Enrollment in a graduate level degree programme (second university degree or higher) in a development-related field such as economics, international relations, sociology, public or business administration, political sciences or environmental studies at the time of application to the internship.
- At least basic knowledge of development aid problematic.
- Excellent written and spoken English knowledge, knowledge of Russian is an asset;
- Ability to read in the Czech language.
Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions with which applicants should become familiar prior to signing an internship agreement.
For application instructions and more information, see http://europeandcis.undp.org/aboutus/show/71CB399C-F203-1EE9-B8C602C91DE01340.
Qualified candidates interested in the Internship have to be registered in online database through http://europeandcis.undp.org/news/?event=public.internshipApplyForm, stating "New Partnerships Practice" as field of interest. Candidates not registered in the database will not be further considered.