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Internship on Communications/Knowledge
|Location :||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|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 :||3 month|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 month|
UNDP’s Crisis Bureau (CB) has corporate responsibility for UNDP’s corporate crisis-related work and driving UNDP’s vision and priorities for crisis prevention, response, and recovery, to support the strategic results, outcomes and outputs of UNDP's Strategic Plan. CB teams provide technical advice to Country Offices; advocate UNDP corporate messages; represent UNDP as required, including at multi-stakeholder fora, public-private, and government-civil society dialogue initiatives; promote and support South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives; and engage in UN interagency coordination in the areas of work the Strategic Plan – building resilience to shocks and crises, in order to safeguard development gains.
Together with the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), the CB forms the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of global experts and practitioners providing timely development advice, delivering support to Country Offices and programme countries in a coherent manner to connect countries to the world of knowledge, resources and networks of best practice they need to achieve development breakthroughs.
Within the CB, the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions (CPPRI) team works on the integration of governance, conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions. The CPPRI team leads and coordinates UNDP's corporate, global approach on how to prevent violent extremism (PVE) from a development perspective.
UNDP and other research demonstrates that a security-centered approach to violent extremism is insufficient to prevent violent extremism, and must be complemented with a development approach through implementation of the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism, and focused efforts to implement pillars 1 and 4 of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Addressing the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism (1); and measures to ensure respect for human rights for all and the rule of law as the fundamental basis for the fight against terrorism (4).
UNDP is the global lead, within the United Nations system, in provision of assistance to prevent violent extremism. In recognition of its leadership role, UNDP serves as co-chair of the PVE Working Group of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact. Through its solid basis of already existing PVE programming at the country and regional level, convening and coordinating role, UNDP is well placed to lead the development of innovative monitoring and learning systems to ensure that PVE initiatives are evidence-informed, human rights based, and promote the participation, voice, and empowerment of communities affected by violent extremism.
In this context, UNDP is looking to hire a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning specialist to support UNDP’s Country Offices to design and implement effective monitoring strategies, and to inform the development of M&E for PVE efforts within the wider UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact. The purpose is to help achieve improvements in monitoring, learning and quality assurance of PVE initiatives at national, regional and global levels, and through this both to increase UNDP’s role in ensuring respect for human rights as the fundamental basis for the fight against terrorism, and amplify the impact of UNDP’s advocacy and resource mobilization efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
Experience with handling of web-based management systems, web administration, data analysis and social innovation tools is an advantage;
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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.