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Internship: Human Rights and Justice Sub-Practice
|Location :||Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC|
|Application Deadline :||24-Feb-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||approximately 40 hours per week|
|UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and the CIS serves 25 countries and territories in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including those in Central Asia. UNDP work on human rights focuses on strengthening national human rights systems. This includes, among others, support to integration of human rights recommendations into national systems, and provision of support to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Ombudsman institutions by developing their capacities to better fulfill their mandate of protecting and promoting human rights at the national level. Furthermore, UNDP supports countries and governments to develop strategies for making legal and justice services more available and accessible to disadvantaged groups, and, over the past decade, it has initiated a number of justice sector projects in various countries in the region, supporting reform processes and finding ways in which the judiciary would be more effective, transparent and responsive in delivering services to people, with a special focus on challenges posed by exclusion, vulnerability and marginalization. Part of UNDP work on human rights and justice is related to organization of number of regional and sub-regional initiatives to promote Country Offices’ demands, and to address some of the critical human rights and justice issues.
In this regard, UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and the CIS has developed a number of initiatives to better serve countries in the region in their quest for human rights and inclusive social justice, namely: PHASE - Innovating for Rule of Law, Justice and Human Rights; Universal Periodic Review Follow-up Facility (UPRF); Legal Aid for Justice (LAJ); NHRIs Plus; and Special Ability.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Reporting to the Human Rights and Justice Adviser/Acting Democratic Governance Practice Team Leader, the following is expected from the intern:
Required Skills and Experience
Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement.
For more information, please see http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/jobs/internships.html.
Women are encouraged to apply. UN is a non-smoking organization. Due to the large number of applicants for UNDP positions, UNDP regrets that it is unable to inform unsuccessful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Please create one document which will contain both your CV and a brief cover letter. Upload this document into the appropriate section of the on-line application system.
Candidates who are selected for must submit prior to the interview the following documents:
Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme;
Letter of endorsement from a faculty member who has worked with the student in the recent past and who is knowledgeable on the student’s performance;
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, etc.
Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out.
Have medical and life insurance.
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies.
Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
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.