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Internship on South-South Cooperation with UNDP
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Sep-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|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|
As developing countries intensify their cooperation, demand is expected to increase on support to countries to enhance their ability to forge South-South and triangulation cooperation (SSC/TrC); UNDP was sought by many countries to provide support to adapt to the changing development cooperation architecture in its role as a neutral connector, knowledge broker, supporter to capacity development, and facilitator of collaborations. This is largely due to UNDP’s ground presence in over 177 countries and territories, in which it offers global perspective and local insight to many development challenges. UNDP’s new Strategic Plan (2014-2017) has emphasized the importance of promoting SSC/TrC and new partnerships with emerging economies. Specifically, the Strategic Plan is requesting for (1) an increased scale and effectiveness of UNDP’s support to SSC/TrC, as well as (2) deeper cooperation with emerging partners on shared development priorities. One of the main recommendations the Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to SSC/TrC (2008-2011), is the establishment of an SSC corporate strategy. Therefore, the SSC team within the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) in UNDP Head Quarters will seek to engage young aspiring graduate students from various southern and/or northern countries in substantive activities related to UNDP’s global SSC/TrC work. Some of these activities will feed into and contribute to the formulation of the SSC corporate strategy.
Since the overarching theme of the internship will be on SSC/TrC, the programme aims at:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Lead Advisor on South-South Cooperation, the interns will support the work of the team. Depending on the competencies and interests of the interns, assignments will include:
Required Skills and Experience
Learning opportunities for Interns:
Conditions of Internship:
Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.
UNDP does not pay for internships. 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 (i.e. New York, USA).
Have medical and life insurance.
The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but, as mentioned, 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.
Internships offer a small group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work and are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation. Qualified and interested candidate should send a CV, a short paragraph on her/his motivation in pursing this internship, and completed UNDP application form (MS Word/PDF File) by email to Grace Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for a motivational interview that will take place on an ongoing basis.
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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.