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Internship - UNDP Innovation Facility
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||23-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 :||Minimum 4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 emphasizes the need to innovate – to identify, test, evaluate and scale up novel approaches across UNDP’s subject areas, in programme development, management and review. The Strategic Plan identifies a specific result in the Integrated Results and Resources Framework related to innovation: Percentage of country offices that pilot and/or scale innovative tools and methodologies.”
To achieve these results, the UNDP Innovation Facility works with all parts of the organization to foster skills, iteratively develop methods and tools based on concrete interventions, to identify and share lessons and to remove organizational bottlenecks for innovation.
The UNDP Innovation Facility (IF), hosted in the Development Impact Group, Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), supports initiatives that a) strengthens UNDP’s position as a leading advisor on innovation for development; b) enables national development actors to co-create value; c) increases understanding of the role and value of innovation for development; d) supports social innovators both within the organization and from the broader development community; and finally, e) enhances UNDP’s own performance efficiency through innovative practices.
The Innovation Facility coordinates the allocation, tracking, and reporting of innovation funds and provides substantive support to Country Offices with Regional Portfolio Teams consisting of BPPS staff and Regional Bureaux Representatives.
Learn more about the Innovation Facility at www.undp.org/innovation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Innovation Specialist, the intern will be part of the Innovation Team within the Development Impact Group, within the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, and will perform the following duties:
Required Skills and Experience
In the cover letter, applicants are invited to note their dates of availability to undertake a full time or part time 3 to 6 month internship.
Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members. Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. The costs associated 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, visa, etc.
Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents:
|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.
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.