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Intern on Disaster Risk Reduction
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||starting from 15 April 2019 (or based on agreement with IRH CDT team)|
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.
Historically the world has seen significant human suffering and severe disruption of social and economic development because of disasters. The threat of climate change has increased the level of risk and vulnerability of many of the world’s population to climatic hazards, adding to the urgency with which these issues must be addressed. Over the past couple decades there has been increasing awareness of the negative socio-economic impacts of disasters and concerted efforts have been made to both respond to and mitigate against these impacts.
Together with the partners, UNDP is working for lasting policy and institutional change that supports an introduction of disaster risk reduction policies. Countries in Europe and Central Asia face multiple disaster risks and challenges and UNDP works with national partners to design and implement programmes and activities that address key DRR challenges.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of the assignment is to provide daily support to UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub in management of the disaster risk reduction and energy portfolio. The intern will work under the guidance and technical supervision of CDT Team Leader of UNDP for ECIS. He/she will also work closely with the ECIS UNDP Country Offices.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Required Skills and Experience
Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement. The costs associated with the internship 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 etc.
The application should contain:
Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Candidates who are selected for must submit prior to the interview the following documents:
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. It is important to note that interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance.
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