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Internship - Policy, Research and Outreach
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Sep-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 United Nations Office for SouthSouth Cooperation (UNOSSC) aims to be a robust knowledge hub providing advisory and consulting services to Member States and United Nations entities on SouthSouth and triangular cooperation enabling developing countries to effectively face their leading development challenges and harness global opportunities to address them, in tandem with monitoring progress on implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, New Directions Strategy and the Nairobi Outcome.
UNOSSC engages with Member States globally, regionally, as well as within the UN system to facilitate practical expressions of Southern solidarity towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals. UNOSSC works with a wide range of partners including global centers of excellence to intensively explore how building endogenous capacity be encouraged, how broadening and sharing technological advances within the global South will systematically occur, and how emerging innovative financing mechanisms can be harnessed through SouthSouth and triangular cooperation. UNOSSC ensures that our southern constituencies have timely access to high quality analytical planning, mapping, programming, and reporting on data, trends and opportunities that will propel SouthSouth and triangular cooperation in ways that ensure success.
UNOSSC has established an internship programme for young professionals interested in strengthening their understanding of United Nations, UNOSSC, its mandate, mission and its work within and outside the United Nations System. The UNOSSC internship programme provides professional enrichment for young professionals, enhancing their leadership and professional skills as well as broadening their global perspectives.
UNOSSC’s Policy, Research and Outreach Intern is responsible for conducting background research and developing highimpact communications and policy materials for the Office. This internship requires strategic thinking with the ability to deliver consistently high quality, well-written, thought-provoking materials under pressure and tight deadlines.
Duties and Responsibilities
Undertake original research on a range of development topics (including within the context of South-South and triangular financing arrangements, South-South and triangular strategies of UN system partners, socio-economic issues, climate change, peace and security) as needed to substantively inform statements, briefings, op-eds, opinions, articles, talking points, key messages and other written communications materials.
Assist in conducting substantive policy research and reviews related to the work of the Office.
Analyze complex information, including statistics, financial information and other numerical, qualitative and quantitative data, to extract key messages for integration into materials as required.
Attend and take notes at meetings, conferences and other events; assist in the preparation of summaries and reports of discussions.
Support the preparation and finalization of a system-wide UN Strategy for South-south cooperation.
Extract key messages from speeches/presentations/articles for regular dissemination through social media channels, in close collaboration with the Strategic Communications Advisor.
Support the management of UNOSSC’s global presence on social media including regular updates and personal communications with fans and followers.
Assist in other ad-hoc activities as instructed.
The Policy, Research and Outreach Intern will be a member of a small executive team in the Office, and will report to the Special Assistant to the Secretary-General´s Envoy.
Knowledge of analytical tools and methods for undertaking substantive research on various policy related issues;
Understanding of strategic communication and how it can contribute to the achievement of specific development goals;
Excellent writing skills;
Ability to write quickly, clearly and concisely;
Ability to engage with partners and forge productive working relationships;
Familiarity with global development issues and the world of the UN
Required Skills and Experience
Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:
Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following nine documents:
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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.