Intern - Private Sector Partnerships


Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :15-Jan-19 (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)
04-Feb-2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 weeks

Background

CORPORATE BACKGROUND:

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

• Sustainable development

• Democratic governance and peacebuilding

• Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND: 

The Partnership and Resource Mobilization unit supports UNDP country offices in 24 operating countries in the region of Asia Pacific with managing and enhancing partnerships; advises in the allocation of regarding resources and assists with national strategies for corporate social responsibility. The core partners are private sector, government, international financial institutions and traditional donors.

The unit provides a range of support to 36 countries through the 24 offices in the region.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

  No

                                           Duties and responsibilities

 % of time

In this section list the primary responsibilities and tasks of the position. 
(Include percentages for each duty.)

  1

Assist the partnerships to prepare various written outputs, including conducting background research, preparing analytical notes, contribute to reports and concept notes and other communication and knowledge materials.

     50%

  2

Assist in analyzing outreach communication activities of the Partnerships unit, including inputs into brochures and similar communication materials, e-learning tools and materials.

     30%

  3

Assist in administrative and substantive support to meetings, preparation of background documents and arrangements.

Perform other duties as directed by the Supervisor.

     20%


Competencies

  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set;
  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • currently in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree; or
  • currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or
  • have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree or equivalent studies.

Field of study: Economics, Public Policy, Business Administration or equivalent.

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;

Language skills:

  • English required;
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

INTERNSHIP CONDITIONS

  • UNDP internships are not remunerated. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern or her/his sponsoring entity;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
  • Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.

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 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.


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