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Internship with the Global Environmental Finance Unit, Regional Service Center for Africa
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||26-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 to 6 months|
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:
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 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is an Implementing Agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), an Accredited Entity to the Green Climate Fund, and Multilateral Implementing Entity to the Adaptation Fund. UNDP’s Global Environmental Finance Unit supports developing countries in accessing funding from these vertical funds to finance activities that enhance their efforts to address climate change. It provides countries with highly specialized technical services for eligibility assessment, project design and formulation, identification and mobilization of project co-financing, project implementation management, project results management and evaluation, and knowledge management. UNDP staff support countries in identifying, designing and implementing financing mechanisms that can support and catalyze investments for climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of the internship is to provide support to the project implementation review (PIR) process for projects funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) underway in the African region. This will include:
In addition, the intern will provide support to project programming for development of adaptation interventions in multiple countries within the Sub Saharan Africa region seeking environmental finance from a variety of sources (including the GCF and the GEF). These tasks can include (but are not limited to): supporting project pipeline and portfolio management; data analysis; conducting desk research and analysis on country contexts; supporting project monitoring and evaluation and the development of knowledge management products and publications; and providing administrative support to the team.
The intern will work closely with members of the UNDP-GEF unit in the Addis Ababa Regional Service and will coordinate with various teams performing specialized tasks (proposal development, implementation, knowledge management, safeguards, gender, procurement, budget and etc.) that together enable the efficient mobilization and delivery of impact and results that assist countries to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:
Support the development of GEF project implementation reviews (PIRs) for approximately 25 ongoing projects in the Africa region. (60%)
Required Skills and Experience
Information and Technology skills:
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.