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UN-Resident Coordinator/UNDP-Resident Representative Office Intern
|Location :||Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 Months|
A completed internship application form (available in UNDP SA website), & Cover Note is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Org. Setting and Reporting
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UN Coordination Unit, the intern will ensure full support in effective and efficient functioning of the Resident Coordinator Office, extreme confidentiality in all aspects of assignments, maintenance of protocol procedures, and management of information flow by assisting in follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.
The internship is in the Office of United Nations Development Programme and full-time (five days per week), for duration of three (3) months and can be extended up to six (6) months.
Remuneration, insurance and interns’ expenses
1. Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of:
(a) The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or
(b) The intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence through private sources.
2. Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.
3. Applicants for internships must show proof of valid medical insurance for the duty station in which they will intern. For applicants which are neither nationals or residents of the duty station, the insurance must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship duration which:
(a) Requires transportation to the home country or country of residence for further treatment;
(b) Results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the home country, or country of residence.
4. UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
- Studies in one of the following specialisations: English, Translation, International Relations, Political Science, Business Administration or related fields;
- Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
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.