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Intern - Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||18-Feb-20 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||March 2020 - August 2020|
The Europe and Central Asia region covers a vast geographic area that is diverse in terms of ethnic, religious and cultural makeup. It consists of 18 countries and territories in Central Asia, South Caucasus, Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey, many of which (re)emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Although the region has achieved middle-income status and relatively high levels of human development, persistent challenges to sustainable peace, effective and inclusive governance, and human rights remain. Challenges to sustainable peace include active and protracted conflicts, violent extremism, lack of social cohesion based on identity divides, persistent polarization, repressive and discriminatory practices of duty bearers, elite capture and political exclusion, weak rule of law and national human rights protection systems, among others.
UNDP has been working in conflict, post-conflict and politically complex settings in the Europe and Central Asia region for more than 15 years. Understanding the causes and drivers of conflict, mapping key stakeholders and locating entry-points for peace are critical to prevent conflict and promote social cohesion. UNDP relies on its expertise in conflict-sensitive approaches to development, using development assistance to build confidence and heal differences. UNDP addresses ongoing tensions between communities and prevent outbreaks of violence, by helping build social cohesion, investing in conflict prevention capacities of government and non-government partners, build resilience to conflict risks, including violent extremism across communities, invest in infrastructures for peace, promote reconciliation and peacebuilding, uphold the rule of law and human rights, ensure democratic governance and inclusive service delivery, and invest in resilience, early warning and response and post-conflict recovery, as outlined in UNDP’s Signature Solutions and under the guidance of the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Secretary General’s Sustaining Peace Agenda.
The Governance and Peacebuilding cluster of UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub, covering ECIS region, provides advisory services to the countries to strengthen their national and civil society capacities, raise their awareness, offer evidence based analysis and facilitate sharing of experience on implementation of conflict prevention and peacebuilding programming. The intern is expected to support Governance and Peacebuilding (GPB) cluster, and specifically the Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding team (CP/PB) in the implementation of existing programmatic work and country office support functions, especially as it relates to prevention of violent extremism and social cohesion interventions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster Leader and daily guidance of the Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Programme Analyst, the Intern will:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
Candidates who are selected for must submit following documents:
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies.
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.