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Internship for Reintegration in the Context of DDR and PVE
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||22-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|
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 UNDP’s recently adopted Strategic Plan 2018-2021.
Anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind, the UNDP vision for the Strategic Plan, 2018-2021 is to help countries achieve sustainable development by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shocks. This Strategic Plan sets out a vision for the evolution of UNDP over the next four years, responding to a changing development landscape and the evolving needs of our partners.
The new Strategic Plan is accompanied by the Integrated Result and Resource Frameworks which includes as outcome 3 to; Strengthen Resilience to Shocks and Crisis and more specifically output 3.2.1: “National capacities strengthened for reintegration, reconciliation, peaceful management of conflict and prevention of violent extremism in responses to national polities and priorities”. The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and in particular its Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) is working towards the implementation of this outcome and output, by specifically supporting the reintegration of ex-combatants in the context of DDR and PVE.
BPPS provides both technical support to country programmes where reintegration of ex-combatants is a key component. It also leads on the development of reintegration policies. BPPS/SDC also liaises and coordinates with other UNDP teams and offices to support the broader goal of outcome 3.
UNDP co-chairs the United Nations Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on DDR together with DPKO. The IAWG was established in 2005 to develop and provide cutting-edge policies and resources to DDR practitioners. In 2006 the IAWG launched the Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS) providing guidance for the planning and implementation of DDR programmes. In 2016, the IAWG took the decision to review and update the IDDRS to ensure it reflects the current contexts in which DDR programs are being implemented.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Policy Specialist, Partnerships, Reintegration and Livelihoods, the Intern will support UNDP’s roles and responsibilities related to:
During the internship, the successful candidate is expected to undertake and complete the following tasks:
Due to the nature of the thematic areas to be covered, the duties of the intern may vary and change during the course of the internship. A high degree of flexibility and independence in performing tasks is required.
Required Skills and Experience
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.