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Innovation for Development Intern
|Application Deadline :||06-Feb-23 (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|
|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 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 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 works with countries in line with its 2022/2025 Strategic Plan to expand people’s choices for a fairer, sustainable future with planet & people in balance. Accelerate and scale up development in three directions of changes:
Through six signature solutions: poverty and inequality, governance, resilience, environment, energy, and gender equality and enhanced by three enablers: strategic innovation, digitalization, and development financing.
In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable
Rwanda Accelerator lab is part of the global UNDP Accelerator Labs network composed of 91 lab teams/locations serving 115 countries. The Accelerator labs are the world’s largest and fastest learning network on wicked development challenges of the 21st century. It is UNDP’s new way of working introduced in 2019 through a partnership with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, the Qatar Fund for Development as founding investors as well as support from Italy and UNDP Core donors.
The Accelerator Lab is part of UNDP’s drive to be an incubator for the future, accelerate progress and close the gap between the current practices of international development in an accelerated pace of change.
Like other Labs, the Accelerator Lab Rwanda’s goal is to accelerate development through local innovations and use of digital technologies, specifically; It supports the Country Office portfolios through innovations to fulfill their mandate; Identify innovative solutions to development challenges from the existing one’s countrywide towards the attainment of Agenda 2030
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of exploration and Acclab Team, the Intern will give support to the ongoing initiatives/projects and in delivering tasks such as but not limited to programmatic, operational, and administrative work.
Focus Area: Innovation in Energy Access and mobility, Grassroots Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship
Sector of assignment: Research, Communication, Experimentation
A work plan with outcomes and achievements for the duration of the internship will be agreed upon. Regular meetings for discussing processes and work-related outcomes will be required.
The Intern will be expected to support in the working out loud and communicating the Accelerator lab initiatives through blogs, reports, social media and across multiple platforms.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
Field of study: Development-related fields such as economics, international relations, anthropology, sociology, public or business administration, environmental studies, communication, design studies, innovation studies, information technology, social entrepreneurship, energy studies or other relevant fields.
Work experience and desired skillset
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