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Internship- Securing Livelihoods in the Himalayas
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||4 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 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.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India along with UNDP is implementing a GEF funded project: SECURE Himalaya (Securing livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystems) in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Union Territory of Ladakh.
The project supports the Government of India in conservation of globally significant biodiversity and threatened species while securing sustainable livelihoods and community resilience and ensures conservation of globally significant biodiversity and threatened species. It will engineer a paradigm shift from the current approach of conservation to demonstrate a new approach of landscape-based conservation. This is an integrated approach, which focuses on working with various sectors and partners in areas within and outside protected areas, to effectively reduce threats to biodiversity of local, national and global significance.
The project will build up on the existing socio-economic development efforts in the region, for evolving innovative and participatory models for sustainable use of natural resources. It aims to achieve the objective of conservation by engaging local communities and collaborating with government and non-government agencies for conservation and promotion of sustainable resource use and livelihood.
The project aims to identify and support the demonstration and implementation of climate smart and energy efficient solutions to reduce stress on natural ecosystem in select project landscapes of SECURE Himalaya. Within this, the project will develop and implement a carbon neutral plan to demonstrate two climate smart villages. This will entail communities and stakeholders to critically understand the link between livelihood, biodiversity, natural resources and climate change, identify context specific vulnerability to climate variability, extremes events, existing adaptation strategies and opportunities available for adaptation and mitigation.
The project would be implemented over a period of six years in the high altitude trans-Himalayan region and has the following major outcomes: (1) Improved management of high range Himalayan landscapes for conservation of Snow Leopard and other endangered species and their habitats and sustaining ecosystem services; (2) Improved and diversified livelihood strategies and improved capacities of community and government institutions for sustainable natural resource management and conservation; (3) Enhanced enforcement, monitoring and cooperation to reduce wildlife crime and related threats; (4) Effective knowledge management and information systems established for promotion of sustainable management practices in the High range Himalayan ecosystems.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of Head, NRM and Biodiversity and SPO Uttarakhand, the intern will perform the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
Desirable: Knowledge of tools like AutoCAD & MATLAB will be an asset.
Fluency in English.
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/ HOW TO APPLY :
THE APPLICATION SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:
The completed “Internship Intern Form” available on the UNDP India website at Internship Intern Form should be completed along with
a current and detailed Resume.
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: :