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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||21-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|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.
I. CORPORATE BACKGROUND:
UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.
UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:
In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.
II. INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND:
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan. Within the GPN, the Crisis Bureau guides UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery.
Based in the UNDP Crisis Bureau in New York, the incumbent will support UNDPs efforts in supporting countries and country offices on economic recovery in crisis and post crisis situations. This includes supporting collaborative process of policy development, applied research and programmes on economic revitalization (Public and private sector /institutional recovery; Entrepreneurship and enterprise recovery, Employment /job creation, value chains and market development, Access to finance, skills development, increasing productivity in key sectors such as agriculture, women’s economic empowerment in crisis/post crisis) in fragile and conflict situations, and disaster/post disaster settings. The incumbent will also support UNDP’s work on promoting decent work for refugees, migrants and vulnerable host community members as well as economic revitalization of landmine-affected communities and support to victims of landmines.??
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Support policy research and development on economic recovery (including for migration and displacement, and mine action as needed) and guidance to Country Offices
2. Support the UNDPs corporate position on economic recovery (including for migration and displacement, and mine action as needed) in inter-agency fora and global processes
3. Knowledge management and communications
Required Skills and Experience
Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:
Field of study: Development Economics, International Development, International Affairs, Business Administration or equivalent.
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