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|Location :||New York (Home-based), UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||03-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 Full Time|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 Months Full Time|
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.
Present in 166 countries and territories, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports governments in developing strong policies, institutions and partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It does so in part through its comprehensive knowledge network, which includes expert practitioners that provide focused advice and support in strategic policy areas.
UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. The GPN assists UNDP and its partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. The GPN also supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data-driven, including in its programme support efforts.
Within the GPN, the Effectiveness Group provides crucial support to ensure that UNDP is an effective, accountable and transparent thought leader and partner of choice for sustainable development. Through support to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) and International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), the Effectiveness Group fosters multi-stakeholder actions for more effective cooperation and partnerships, including strengthening policies, institutions and systems, as well as cultivating strategic partnerships to make the best use of all available resources to realise national development goals. Drawing on the comparative advantages of UNDP in strengthening country capacities to manage and coordinate development cooperation, the Effectiveness Group supports the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (see 2020-2022 work programme here), as part of the OECD-UNDP Joint Support Team, as well as the International Aid Transparency Initiative, as part of a wider Secretariat consortium.
UNDP’s work in this area is guided by principles of effective development cooperation and supports global policy dialogue and mutual learning on effective development cooperation, helping increase the availability of transparent data on development cooperation, while supporting countries in implementing and monitoring the effective development cooperation principles. In addition, cultivating networks of partners and development practitioners is another key element of UNDP’s support to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation and the International Aid Transparency Initiative.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Global Policy Adviser on Effective Development Co-operation and with day-to-day reporting to/supervision of different team members, the intern will focus on the following:
Policy Research and Analysis (50%):
Knowledge Management and Communication (30%):
Logistical / Event Support (20%)
Required Skills and Experience
Strong online research skills and good knowledge of the Microsoft Office Package. Skills in graphic design and video production as well as advanced excel and data base management skills in particular are considered an asset.
UNDP will provide a stipend in accordance with UN rules and regulations for the duty station. As this is a home-based internship, the intern will be responsible for providing his or her own laptop and work space.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE/ HOW TO APPLY
THE APPLICATION SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING UPLOADED AS ONE FILE:
Conditions of internship:
Internships within the UN system are subject to following conditions, which the candidates should familiarise themselves with prior to applying:
Candidates need to be recently graduated from a university degree (internship starting date must be within one year of graduation) or enrolled in a graduate level degree programme in a development related field such as economics, public administration, public policy, or international relations/politics/international development studies.
Selected candidates must submit following documents prior to joining:
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