ICT Intern


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :04-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :Minimum internship is six weeks to a maximum of six months

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.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

UNDP corporate Intranet is now based on SharePoint Online, a centrally hosted and managed web-based platform for document management and collaboration. The platform allows for internal management processes, secured business process workflow management, internal information dissemination, authoritative content, policies and procedures, and document management/record retention of critical, substantive, internal, official documents and records such as strategies, policy papers, contracts, invoices, financial and travel records, communications, prescriptive content, corporate policies, internal team, and individual work sites, etc.

Sharepoint’s capabilities and features can improve the CO’s efficiency and productivity; however, the benefits depend on how contents are structured, labeled, and categorized. While the corporate Sharepoint already provides us the template, customization to local needs is necessary to achieve maximum benefits from the system. In line with the new office structure, the Digital Services aims to maximize utilization of the corporate Intranet for internal business processes, document and records management, corporate assets, business intelligence/analytics, and internal team collaboration. Our current level of ICT resource (staffing), is not sufficient to support the needed enhancement we envisioned for our Intranet.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the ICT Analyst, the ICT Intern will be supporting the Digital Services in developing the CO’s Intranet environment. He/she will support in the Digital Services throughout the project development cycle of the Sharepoint Developent project. He/she will be part of the MS Teams to update and monitor the development of the ICT project.

UNDP’s new Intranet is based on O365, SharePoint online, Power Apps, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow. The ICT Intern will support and assist the Digital Services unit in revamping the Country Office portal.

Support and assist in designing the CO’s Intranet solutions focusing on achieving the following results:

  • Assist the ICT team in requirements gathering (user stories);
  • Update the status of the different activities (channels) in MS Teams;
  • Inform ICT Analyst of the pending items in the different channels of MS Teams;
  • Help perform user acceptance testing of the different applications developed in Sharepoint Online, PowerApps, PowerBI, and Flow.

Update contents of the Country Office Sharepoint Online

  • Assist in updating and populating contents of the different Team Sites of the portal;
  • Assist in updating and populating the different required lists in the Sharepoint Online project;
  • Provide support in user acceptance testing of the different Team Sites.

Other:

  • Provide support to the Digital Services unit during user orientation and training;
  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.

 


Competencies

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office 365 (O365) productivity tools is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Cloud-based Microsoft platforms such as but not limited to the following;
    • Sharepoint Online
    • PowerApps
    • PowerBI
    • Flow

Language skills:

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

Other competencies and attitude:

  • 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

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b)?above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Field of study: Information Technology, Computer Science, Creative & Design or Multimedia Arts or equivalent.

 

Internship Conditions:

A few key points regarding internships with UNDP:

  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of  the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence through private sources.
  • 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.
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Subsequent Employment:

 

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.


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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