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Call for Internships: Public Partnerships Group
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||21-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3-6 months (negotiable)|
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 Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for UNDP’s external relations and advocacy functions. BERA leads and supports the organization in building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances essential for successfully achieving the mission of UNDP. These relationships include a range of constituencies and development partners, related to resource mobilization and donor relations, intergovernmental affairs with member states, multilateral institutions, IFIs, the European Commission, private sector, foundations, UN system agencies and UN inter-governmental bodies.
BERA is positioned around three service lines, moving towards an audience orientation, namely, Public Partners Partnerships, Marketing and Communications and Private and Finance partners, each guided by the Directorate and supported by the Management Support and Strategy and Analytics Teams. BERA has a network of Regional External Relations Teams in five hubs co-led with Regional Bureaux and Representation Offices in Europe, Japan and the US, namely, Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and Washington D.C., which manage and strengthen relationships with Public and Private Partners in country and help build a strong brand for UNDP within the local ecosystem including UN partnerships.
The Public Partnerships Group (PPG) provides trusted engagement for public partnerships in line with UNDP Strategic Plan and business planning targets; Coordination of multi stakeholder partnerships including quality assurance; Engage with key political constituencies and actors, intergovernmental and inter-agency processes; Advise on and develop strategies, gather intelligence, & coordination on donor and partner engagement. Advisory services on UN system-wide coherence; UNDP representation to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with member states for positioning and fundraising.
The Group consists of five teams: UN System Affairs, Partnerships Portfolio Management, Performance and Analysis Portfolio, International Financial Institutions, and Emerging and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships.
Key functions include:
-Build a strong constituency around UNDP’s strategic agenda with partners through proactive dialogue and advocacy with stakeholders.
- Develop and advise on annual engagement strategies and priorities for public partners, including organizing annual strategic dialogues;
· Set, monitor and deliver corporate public partnership priorities, goals, and key performance indicators in line with the corporate engagement strategies and audience specific accountability framework.
· Monitor emerging risks affecting UNDP’s positioning with the Member States and UN Partners and devise and implement risk mitigation plans.
· Coordinate and advise on UNDP contributions to system-wide policies on UN coherence modalities.
· Identify and channel pertinent partner intelligence relevant to UNDP priority issues, risks and opportunities to be given due consideration by UNDP management; advise senior leadership on issues arising and recommend course of action.
· Assess partner perceptions of UNDP and advise on UNDP’s response to partners’ assessments of performance.
- Oversee partnership management and RM tracking mechanisms across UNDP (including through a CRM platform)
Duties and Responsibilities
The interested candidate will work with one of the TEAMS and respective areas of focus listed below . Please indicate in your application which TEAM and area of focus you have the most expertise and interest in:
Partnerships Portfolio Management Team:
Performance & Analysis Portfolio Team;
Required Skills and Experience
a) Enrollment in graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent or higher).
b) Enrollment in the final academic year of a university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent)
a) A university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) within one year of graduation.
b) Currently enrolled in a Master’s / postgraduate university in international relations, political science or related field.
· Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating area of interest and qualifications for the internship;
· A current and complete CV in English;
*Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows you to upload a maximum of one document.*
· letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
· letter of recommendation from a professor;
· copy of his/her most recent school transcript;
· copy of passport;
· completed UNDP internship application form;
· signed UNDP Internship Agreement;
· Medical Certificate of Good Health;
· Copy of health Insurance
UNDP Terms & Conditions for Internship