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Research Intern – Knowledge and Innovations Team
|Application Deadline :||03-Jun-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 :||5 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||June 2020 - October 2020|
Development challenges are increasingly complex and unpredictable. With Agenda 2030, ever greater collaboration across sectors and partners is required to deliver impact at scale and to make the most of limited resources. UNDP has been helping countries to connect the dots on the toughest sustainable development issues they face, and, in a rapidly changing world, is constantly seeking to improve the work done, to diversify its sources of funding and to pilot more effective business models. New ways of doing development and use of innovative solutions driven by citizens are emerging. From social impact investors to new government units focusing on behavioral change, new players are pioneering methods that turn traditional approaches on their head. At UNDP, the goal is to capture these methods and help partners roll out solutions to key issues such as participation and inclusion, open and transparent governance, inclusive growth and sustainable management of natural resources.
UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC). The Regional Centre is in charge for regional programme implementation. Through its regional programme, the IRH provides advisory support and knowledge management and innovation services to UNDP Country Offices in 22 countries and territories in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including those in Central Asia.
UNDP IRH is looking for a knowledgeable and dedicated intern to join the Knowledge and Innovation Team for support in the area of innovations work including horizon scanning, building innovation capacity, research and development to generate new demand and positioning the organization in emerging areas, and leverage new data for development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Innovation Specialist, the intern will work closely on a daily basis across K&I team members to have the following tasks:
The deliverables of the intern will be subject to review in 6 weeks from the start of the internship.
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, and Experience:
Internships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement.
Any 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.
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.
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.