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Internship, Partnerships, Migration and Displacement, BPPS
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||13-Jan-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English French Spanish|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Six months|
UNDP is the global development network of the United Nations, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in more than 170 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Geneva Office seeks to support the active and strategic engagement of UNDP with Geneva-based UN and other external humanitarian, human rights and development partners whose work is vital for the successful achievement of productive capacities and early economic revitalization related outcomes and outputs of the UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017.
The Geneva Office serves as the primary interface with Geneva-based agencies working on migration, displacement and reintegration. The success and effectiveness of this work depends on coherent, predictable and joint work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other humanitarian and development actors to capitalize on the different areas of institutional expertise.
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Policy Specialist & Focal Point on Partnerships, Migration and Displacement, the Intern will contribute to the representation, policy development, partnership and implementation functions of the Geneva Office:
Representation/coordination/co-chairing in relevant inter-agency processes and bilateral meetings with partners, including:
Policy and programme development and strategic advice through synthesis and analysis of key developments from the above-mentioned processes to the relevant leadership in New York, including advice on strategies and policies to deepen and broaden UNDP’s partnerships with relevant Geneva-based institutions, and opportunities to enhance communications, advocacy, outreach and resource mobilization strategies.
Fundraising through the development of donor proposals, the organization of briefings for donors and the preparation of communication materials, such as newsletters, briefs, success stories and other informational materials to be disseminated in digital form (e-mail and/or website).
Implementation of the above-mentioned strategies, policies and programmes to promote and strengthen strategic partnerships, through effective consultations and in cooperation with relevant partners; this also includes organization of special events such as symposiums and seminars to advocate corporate priorities and issues as well as enhance understanding of and support for UNDP.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will contribute his/her gender expertise while supporting with the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
Conditions of Internship:
Shortlisted Applicants will be required to submit prior to the interview the following documents:
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.