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Internship with UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Lao PDR
|Location :||Vientiane, LAO PDR|
|Application Deadline :||14-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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|
The UN Resident Coordinator System, which is managed by UNDP, is aimed at enhancing the impact of the operational activities for development of UN agencies, funds and programmes at the country level through improving their coherence, efficiency and effectiveness. It promotes a coordinated multi-sectoral approach to respond to the specific needs of host countries, under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator and by capitalising on the comparative advantages of the different UN agencies.
To perform her functions as the team leader of the UN system organisations in Lao PDR, the Resident Coordinator requires strong coordination support capacity, especially for strategic analysis and results based planning in the context of formulating and adjusting appropriate UN responses to national development priorities and in implementing Delivering as One, as a self-starter country, including the progressive realization of the 15 core elements of the Standard Operating Procedures for Countries adopting the Delivering as One approach.
The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Lao PDR organizes monthly coordination meetings of the UN Country Team, ensures that pertinent information flows to all UN agencies operating in Lao PDR and supports the Lao PDR United Nations Partnership Framework (2017-2021). The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator also facilitates the localization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Goals in Lao PDR. Moreover, it facilitates coordination among inter-agency humanitarian actors as part of emergency preparedness through the Inter-Agency Contingency Plan; and supports the inter-agency Operations Management Team in common business operations; the UN Communications Group in the communication of national priorities, and the UN’s convening role for development partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this assignment is to support the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in its functions, particularly in supporting the implementation of the Lao PDR - UN Partnership Framework 2017-2021 and in assisting with strengthening inter-agency collaboration. Priority areas for 2017 include accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, enhancing emergency preparedness through the Inter-Agency Contingency Plan, and streamlining the coordination of development partners through the Round Table process.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of RCO, the intern will undertake the following tasks:
The intern will report directly to the Head of UN Resident Coordinator Office. The internship is unpaid and full-time, five days per week (40 hours).
Required Skills and Experience
The intern must have excellent command of English and meet one of the following requirements:
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.