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Governance & Political Economy Research Intern
|Location :||Panama City, PANAMA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 -6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months, full time|
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 to sustain development results.
Good governance, inclusive growth, better services, environmental sustainability, and security are fundamental to development progress. We offer our expertise in development thinking and practice, and our decades of experience at country level, to support countries to meet their development aspirations and to bring the voices of the world’s peoples into deliberations.
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.
Coming together under the new framework of the Global Policy Network (GPN), UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and Crisis Bureau (CB) have the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. Governance Latin America and the Caribbean´s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS and Crisis Bureau assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS and CB supports UNDP and partners to be more inclusive, innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.
The Governance & Political Economy research Internship has the objective of supporting the Governance Cluster to help countries achieve sustainable development through the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions, the acceleration of structural transformations for sustainable development and the creation of resilience in the face of disturbances and crises.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Providing research assistance for reports focused on analysis of Latin America regional trends.
Required Skills and Experience
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent) such as International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences or related fields;
Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) such as as International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social sciences or related fields;
Have graduated with a university degree such as Political Science, Economics, International Relations or related social sciences or related field and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
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.