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Intern - South-South Cooperation
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||24-Aug-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)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3-6 months|
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) was established to promote, coordinate and support South-South and triangular cooperation globally and within the United Nations system. UNOSSC, hosted by UNDP since 1974, was established by the UN General Assembly with a mandate to advocate for and coordinate South-South and triangular cooperation on a global and UN system-wide basis. UNOSSC receives policy directives and guidance from the General Assembly and through its subsidiary body, the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation. UNOSSC is headed by the Director who reports to the UNDP Administrator and has also been appointed Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation.
UNOSSC works to be a robust knowledge hub providing advisory and consulting services to Member States, UN entities, IGOs, NGOs and other stakeholders on South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC). It advocates for Southern perspectives within the multilateral system and enables developing countries to effectively face their development challenges and harness opportunities to address them, while monitoring progress on the implementation of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, New Directions Strategy and the Nairobi Outcome.
In order to respond to the requests of Member States and the United Nations system, UNOSSC focuses its work on three pillars: (1) advocacy, (2) knowledge building, and (3) innovative programming. Furthermore, its work is guided by the Strategic Framework of the UNOSSC (2018-2021).
INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND:
UNOSSC has internship opportunities in its Regional Office for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok (2 interns required). The UNOSSC Regional Office for Asia-Pacific, located within United Nations Development Programme Bangkok Regional Hub (UNDP BRH), supports South-South cooperation in this dynamic, fast-growing and diversified region. A microcosm of the global UNOSSC Office, the Asia-Pacific Office facilitates knowledge exchanges, forging strategic partnerships through South-South and triangular cooperation, mapping Southern development solutions, and undertaking outreach, advocacy and strategic communication on issues of critical importance to the South that call for South-South dialogue and solutions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Coordinator or staff member delegated by Regional Coordinator, the intern will assist UNOSSC Regional Office for Asia-Pacific with the tasks outlined below:
Other competencies and attitude:
Required Skills and Experience
Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:
Field of study: Public Administration, Public Policies, International Development, International Relations, Master of Laws or any other relevant fields.
NOTE: If selected for the position, interns are requested to provide a letter from university confirming current enrollment and graduation date, a copy of school transcript, a letter of endorsement from a professor, a medical certificate of good health, a copy of medical insurance coverage during internship assignment in Thailand, and a copy of passport.
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.