Intern (2 positions)


Location : Panaji, INDIA
Application Deadline :08-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 months

Background

UNDP operates in more than 170 countries and territories around the world. UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations that can withstand crisis, and that drive and sustain growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.  Since, 1951 UNDP has been collaborating with the Government, civil society and people of India to help them find their own solutions to meet global and national development challenges. UNDP’s approach in India has been to develop and sustain strategic partnerships that find innovative solutions to address gaps on both the demand and supply side of development processes.

The project aims to bring into sustainable Dry waste management practices, through a socio-technical model (segregation/collection/recycling) that is in line with Swachh Bharat Mission in India and the Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM), 2016 in partnership with HDFC Bank; while ensuring compliance with regulations and improve resource utilization.

In this project the waste pickers (Safaii Mitras) will be institutionalized within the respective governance mechanism and attain improved social conditions. Project’s target is to better manage plastic waste that will amount to around 14000 MT in a period of 4 years and improve socio economic condition of around 2500 Safaii Mitras in 05 locations.

To achieve the project objective and outcomes, the project is structured in 4 components:

Component 1: Aims to delineate a base line assessment on the diverse use & users of plastics, present regulatory mechanisms and practices followed, and present scenario in Dry Waste Management in terms of generation, and recycling. Develop an Economically Sustainable Model (ESM) of Plastic Waste Management.

Component 2: Focuses on design and implementation of decentralized small collection points leading to establishment of the material recycling centre as Swacchta Kendra, {SK} for improved Dry waste management, under a community led integrated approach. This will also create a digital governance along the Dry value chain.

Component 3: Will enable Institutionalization of Safaii Mitra and create an inclusive growth model to obtain improved socio-economic conditions for Safaii Mitras’ and is directed mainly to design, sustain and provide elements to institutionalize SK in governance bodies. 

Component 4: Is Knowledge Management to establish a more hands on knowledge management, monitoring and communication mechanisms, which will be based on an in-built adaptive feedback system from project results at various stages along the entire duration. Adequate governance mechanisms will be established to assure the right development of project and targets fulfilment.

 

In view of the above, UNDP is looking for an internship support from suitable candidate to support the project Management Unit at city level.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Prime responsibilities of the intern including reporting lines.

The Intern will have responsibility for the following tasks:

 

  • Participate with the team/supervisor in conducting a baseline survey on blackspots and mixed waste sources
  • Engage with waste generators, communities around blackspots and find issues, causes of their presence.
  • Analyze the findings and prepare a report 
  • Assist in data compilation and record keeping
  • Liaise with various stakeholders in starting new programs, developing IEC activities, partnerships and collaborations to involve local communities to erase blackspots from city.
  • Assist in drafting minutes of the meeting, preparing notes, issue briefs and relevant documentation for related work

Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor or relevant UNDP authority


Competencies

  • Understanding of issues pertaining to environmental sustainability, plastic waste recycling and livelihood issues of waste picker women. 
  • Ability to work independently with high level of integrity
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, policies and legislations and employment/enterprise development
  • High quality research skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent oral and written skills


Required Skills and Experience

EDUCATION

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in a gradute or postgraduate degree programme (such as a Bachelor’s, or higher);

(b) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;

(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.  

Essential:- Candidates with graduate degree in Social Work, Business Management, Economics, Social Sciences or related field OR enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);

 

SKILLS

  • Experience in data collection and analysis in the field of social or economic development fields;
  • Strong commitment to promoting gender equality, excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

Good command in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as handling web-based applications. 

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Fluency in English, Hindi and Konkani.

 

DELIVERABLES

  • Final survey report of waste pickers
  • Final survey report on Dry-Waste Collection in a ward
  • Assisting in drafting timely monthly and quarterly progress reports.
  • Country Office team regularly updated on programme implementation and key developments

Careful documentation of all the necessary files and IEC Material

 

 

The monthly internship stipend (full time) is INR 12,404/- per month

UNDP strives to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance and applies an equal opportunities approach.  All selections are on merit. Qualified Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application procedure:

The application should contain:

  • The completed “Internship Intern Form” available on the UNDP India website at Internship Intern Form .
  • CV in English;

Please group the above two documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload document.

Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents, upon selection:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in their undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme;
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.

Kindly note, UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

Working arrangements:

  • As of 1 January 2020, Interns may be given a stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government foundation or scholarship programme. A stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.
     
  • Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan.
     
  • Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.
     
  • The intern is 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 are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
     
  • The purpose of the internship is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
     
  • The intern will be evaluated at the end of the internship.

IMPORTANT: Family relationships are required to be disclosed in order to avoid real or perceived family influence or conflict of interest, within UNDP. If the candidate/ hiring manager has not disclosed that he/she was related to an individual employed by UNDP in whatever contractual modality and irrespective of the nature of the family relationship, this may constitute a basis for withdrawing the offer of internship or, if the internship has started, to terminate it without notice or indemnity.

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 be required to undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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