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Administrative Assistant Internship
|Location :||Mbabane, SWAZILAND|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||4d 11h 19m|
|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 :||Three months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Three to Six 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 United Nations Resident Coordinator leads the UN County Team (UNCT), including all UN entities present in the Kingdom of Eswatini and represents the UN Secretary-General in the country. The main mandated responsibility of the Resident Coordinator is to bring together the different UN agencies, funds and programmes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the UN operational activities at the country level, while ensuring that the UN is a reliable partner of the people and the Government of Eswatini and provide the support and assistance that are required for the Kingdom to achieve Agenda 2030 and other national development priorities.
The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) supports the work and interventions of the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNCT. The RCO provides inter-agency coordination support to the UNCT and its various inter-agency mechanisms. Key functions of the RCO include: (1) strategic analysis, planning and positioning of the Country Team; (2) preparation and monitoring of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF); (3) support to joint UN programming and operations management; (4) policy guidance; and (5) joint advocacy and communications.
Organisational Setting and Reporting
This intern position, created to offer an exceptional exposure to various aspects of the UN work in Eswatini and a rewarding coaching/mentoring/training opportunity to the incumbent on primarily administrative, clerical, planning and logistical issues, is located in the Resident Coordinator’s Office. The incumbent will work under the direct guidance and mentoring of the RCO Executive Assistant and the overall supervision of the RCO Strategic Planner and Team Leader. For more information on UN Eswatini, please visit our website: www.eswatini.un.org
The Administrative Assistant internship at the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office is for an initial period of three months, with an opportunity for an extension of a similar three months duration, depending on the needs of the service. UNDP will provide a stipend to the intern in the amount of SZL2,910.23 monthly in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy; all other expenses will be borne by the intern. The Intern will work five days per week (35 hours).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct guidance and mentoring of the RCO Executive Assistant, and the overall supervision of the RCO Strategic Planner and Team Leader, the Administrative Assistant Intern will provide support in the following areas:
Provide administrative support to the Resident Coordinator and RCO colleagues, focusing on:
Provide communications back up support to the RCO, as part of the RCO Secretariat Team, focusing on achieving the following results:
Provide coordination and programme back up support to the RCO Team in the organization of UNCT, Development Partners, other programmatic meetings or events, focusing on:
Support RCO procurement processes, including:
Perform other appropriate functions/tasks assigned by the Resident Coordinator and in support of RCO colleagues.
Measurable outputs of the work assignment:
Performance Indicators for evaluation of results:
Skills and competencies expected of the individual:
Required Skills and Experience
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Please combine the above into one single PDF document as the system only allows to upload one document.
Conditions of the Internship: