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Culture Mediation Research Intern
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||22-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||1d 2h 21m|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months (a month-by-month extension for another 3-month period may be considered)|
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 Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes (the “Office”) is established as an informal pillar of the system of administration of justice within the United Nations to make available the services of impartial and independent body to address work-related issues of staff members and non-staff personnel of the UN Funds and Programmes (UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNFPA, and UN Women).
The Office has created training courses via e-learning methodologies. Additional online, fully automated training programmes will be available in 2021, as part of a demand-driven plan to create within the Office a new unit devoted entirely to training. The Office is also in a unique position to convene colleagues across the five organizations for training courses.
In this context, culture is a fundamental factor influencing our work, and particularly mediations. The Office seeks to understand the cultural barriers to the usage of mediation, identify implications and provide guidance to practitioners.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Office is looking for an intern (Culture Mediation Research Intern) to support the mediation research consultant in carrying out the activities described below.
Planning and Organizing
Required Skills and Experience
To qualify for consideration the following conditions must be met:
1. (a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme in which combines law with anthropology, sociology, psychology, or cultural studies (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree which combines law with anthropology, sociology, psychology, or cultural studies (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree in which combines law with anthropology, sociology, psychology, or cultural studies (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year from graduation; or
(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which combines law with anthropology, sociology, psychology, or cultural studies and undertake the internship as part of this program.
Master’s degrees in Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Counselling, social work and other social sciences may be considered.
2. Experience conducting research is required. Knowledge of basic statistical concepts, and online survey software such as SurveyMonkey or Alchemer would be an advantage.
3. A strong interest in the area of mediation, which could be demonstrated by education, training, or experience.
4. Fluent written and spoken English is required.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.
* Stipend in the amount of US$1000 per month.