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Internship for crisis response and early recovery Crisis Response Unit, UNDP
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||15-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 :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||possibility of additional 2 months extension|
UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the importance of supporting countries, responding to humanitarian emergencies, with development and recovery choices that reduce vulnerability and contribute to a development perspective to strengthen humanitarian and – where relevant – peacebuilding responses. The objective of the Crisis Response Unit (CRU) is to ensure that UNDP is well positioned to respond in the timeliest and effective manner to crises, triggered by disasters or armed conflicts alike.
Additional staff trainings are planned in 2018, including training on the newly developed Crisis Response Packages. CRU is also finalizing an e-learning course on the SOP for Immediate Crisis Response and will be developing additional virtual trainings during 2018.
CRU’s Rapid Response and Preparedness Team is seeking an intern to support the organization's work on rolling out UNDP Crisis Preparedness and Response tools, including the ‘Crisis Response Packages’, the Crisis Response Portal and the staff capacity building initiatives on the tools.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the intern will perform the responsibilities as follows:
The intern is expected to participate as an active member of the team and openly contribute his/her perspectives throughout the internship.
Required Skills and Experience
The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Crisis Response Programme Specialist within the CRU Rapid Response and Preparedness Team. The intern will work closely with team members, particularly the Programme Analyst and other relevant UNDP Teams.
This is a full-time internship (five days a week) based in UNDP New York Headquarters. The duration of the internship is four months, with the possibility of extension. The exact start date will be defined together with the selected candidate and should ideally be in early February2018. The intern will be required to bring her/his own laptop.
These terms of reference may be modified until the beginning of the internship period. Any changes will be immediately communicated to the selected candidate.
Application and selection process:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
|Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).|
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.