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Research and Communication Intern
|Application Deadline :||15-Jan-21 (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 :||3 months with option for extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 - 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.
UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the importance of contextual analysis, crisis prevention and recovery, and the management of multidimensional risks as fundamental for development. The Crisis Bureau is responsible for UNDP's corporate crisis-related strategies, vision and priorities for crisis prevention, response, and recovery. The Bureau supports policy and programme development in keys areas including Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Migration and Displacement, Livelihoods and Economic Recovery, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery.
One of the areas of responsibility of UNDP’s Crisis Bureau is to ensure that UNDP is well positioned to anticipate and to respond in the timeliest and most effective manner to crisis, primarily regarding sudden onset crises and complex protracted crises, triggered by natural disasters or armed conflicts alike. The Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team (CFPET) provides crisis risk and early warning support to HQ and to Country Offices (COs) to address their needs in contextual risk analysis, programme adaptation and early action. The Team is seeking an intern who would support this workstream, in the areas of research and communication.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Early Warning Programme Specialist, the intern is expected to:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision-making: Informed and transparent decision making. Makes decisions within his/her own span of control, recognizes issues requiring more advanced judgment and refers them to the appropriate level.
Functional & Technical
Required Skills and Experience
Candidates must be enrolled in a degree programme in Social Sciences, International Relations, Economic Development, Journalism, Political Science, Communications, Graphic Design or another related field.
Applicants to the internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
Language: Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship.
Work Experience & Desired Skillset:
The intern will be under the direct supervision of the Early Warning Programme Specialist. The intern will work closely with team members and relevant UNDP Country Offices.
This is a full-time internship (five days a week) fully home-based, unpaid internship. The duration of the internship is three months, with the possibility of extension. The intern will be required to use their equipment.
These terms of reference may be modified until the beginning of the internship period. Any changes will be immediately communicated to the selected candidate.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.