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Internship - Digital Transformation and FUT Tourism Project
|Location :||Bridgetown, BARBADOS|
|Application Deadline :||16-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||4d 13h 4m|
|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 :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||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 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 works in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to create an enabling environment where national
governments have the capacities for inclusive and sustainable human development; meet their regional
commitments, and internationally agreed goals including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP’s presence in Barbados is a Multi-Country Office that covers the Eastern Caribbean, including
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Commonwealth of Dominica,
Grenada, Monserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Coronavirus has triggered a global pandemic and left in its wake a socio-economic crisis of an
unprecedented magnitude. The recently launched UNDP Human Development Report, indicates that
human development is on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990. Estimates from the
International Labour Organization indicate that the Caribbean region has already lost over 60,000 jobs
due to the impact of COVID-19.
Since the first COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the Eastern Caribbean countries during the second
week of March 2020, the pandemic and its mobility restrictions have had severe negative impacts on
people’s livelihoods and businesses in all the countries. Global estimates show an equivalent of 400
million full-time jobs lost during the second quarter of 2020, with disproportionate impacts in Small Island Developing Countries (SIDS) which are highly dependent on tourism and extremely vulnerable to external shocks and natural hazards. In particular, COVID-19 has had negative impacts on women working and operating businesses in the tourism, and wholesale and retail industry, with many losing their livelihoods or unable to continue business operations. Across the world, women make up most workers in the tourism industry, though they tend to be clustered in low-skilled jobs. Women constitute more than half of those employed in the accommodation and food services sectors – the core tourism-related economic activities – in 20 out of 28 SIDS for which data are available (UNCTAD, 2020). UNDP Barbados Multi-Country Office has been a key player in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean providing support to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in promoting and implementing projects that increase the adaptability and resilience of both the island and the people to the impacts of climate change and other shocks. Digital technologies have been at the forefront of driving solutions in the context of COVID-19 and building resilience for the future. As part of UNDP's SIDS offer, UNDP is supporting SIDS in catalysing digital transformation. Small island developing states have the potential to become incubators of innovation, advancing technological solutions with the possibility to be replicated and scaled up and to drive transformative change. In this context, we are looking for an Intern to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of experience and technology. The selected candidate will provide support in two main areas. On the one side, she/he will provide support to the Policy Specialist on the Digital Transformation portfolio in the region, in particular with respect to catalyzing digital innovation for the Future Tourism project. On the other side, the selected candidate will equally support the implementation of the Future Tourism Project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
General Internships Terms & Conditions:
Learning and Development:
This internship will provide a learning and development experience in the following areas: