Intern - Project/Programme Management and Development


Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :03-Jul-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)
10-Jul-2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 - 6 months

Background

CORPORATE BACKGROUND:

UNDP is the lead development agency of the United Nations, working to support countries towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP has more than 50 years of experience leading the UN’s development work, providing knowledge, practical expertise, and a legacy of trust.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, and to do that in a way which also reduces inequality and exclusion, and avoids causing negative impact to the ecosystems on which life depends.

In Thailand, UNDP works with the Royal Thai government, civil society, national partners and the Thai public to help find solutions for persistent development challenges. With innovation deeply embedded in our development approach, our work spans primarily in the areas of biodiversity, climate change (mitigation and adaptation), peacebuilding and social cohesion, advancing anti-corruption efforts, reducing marginalization and exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and sustainable livelihoods. We do so by providing a mix of policy advice, technical assistance, finance and programmes.

INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND:

The intern will work under direct supervision of the Low Carbon Cities Project Manager and the National Coordinator of the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grant Programme. He/she will work under the overall guidance of the Programme Specialist and/or Programme Analyst of the Inclusive Green Growth and Sustainable Development Team, UNDP Thailand.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

  No

                                     Duties and responsibilities

 % of time

   1

Coordination and Knowledge Management

  • Assist in data collection and knowledge management in developing strategy analysis;
  • Extract the knowledge based in key data sources and manage to summarize in GEF report writing style
  • Assist in coordinating with partners and stakeholders;
  • Provide other assistance, e.g. preparation and translation of documents for meetings and workshops, taking meeting notes.

      80%

   2

Workshop and others

  • Assist in workshop preparatory process and facilitation during the event
  • Support other ad hoc activities in the Country Office as seen relevant and needed

      20%


Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

 


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: development studies, environmental studies, social science, community development, communications or equivalent.

IT skills:

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

Language skills:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Thai and English.  

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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