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Intern - UNDP GEF Unit
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||25-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||February 2020 - July 2020|
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.
The UNDP-GEF Unit is based in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and is responsible for providing leadership, technical support and implementation oversight to the delivery of the Environment and Sustainable Development pillar of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. Its main focus is on helping countries develop the capacity to fully incorporate environmental sustainability and resilience into development at national and local, but also global and regional, levels. The principal areas of work are in environmental mainstreaming, environmental finance, adaptation to climate change, and local governance of resources, including energy.
The Unit is organized into a number of substantive technical teams with staff located in both HQs and UNDP's Regional Hubs (RH) in Addis Ababa, Istanbul, Panama, and Bangkok, and with a decentralized structure in terms of financial, operational, and budget managements with authority delegated to respective managers located in HQ or in the region.
UNDP-GEF is seeking an intern to work under the overall supervision of the UNDP-GEF Regional Technical Advisor on Climate Change Mitigation for Europe and CIS and Regional Technical Advisor on Climate Change Mitigation for Arab States and Africa. The intern will be based in the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub and will support Climate Change Mitigation (CCM) projects funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Green Climate Fund (GCF).
UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub will provide the office space and an internet connection but the consultant will be responsible for providing their own IT equipment such as laptop computer and mobile phone.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Intern will carry out the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
Internships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement.
Starting from January 2020 interns will receive stipends according to UN rules and regulations.
Any further 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 arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs.
The application should contain:
Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents:
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