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Intern, Joint Migration and Development Initiative
|Location :||Brussels, BELGIUM|
|Application Deadline :||18-Nov-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English French Spanish|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 Months|
UNDP partners with national governments and people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crises, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. Active in more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers a global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. UNDP helps countries to build and share development solutions in the following four main areas:
In all its work, UNDP works to ensure the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.
The Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) reflects the strong nexus between migration and development. Implemented by UNDP Brussels in collaboration with IOM, ITC-ILO, UNHCR, UNFPA, UN WOMEN and UNITAR, the programme represents a major innovation as a first joint UN project of its kind not only with the European Commission and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, but also in its approach to inter-Agency working. Since 2013, the programme has been focusing on the local dimension of migration and development and seeks to maximize the potential of migration for local development through the delivery of targeted support to local authorities and non-state actors.
Specifically, the programme will address three areas of intervention:
16 locally-led initiatives are thus being scaled up which have emerged as particularly promising in terms of linking local authorities and the civil society in the field of migration and development in the programme’s eight target countries (Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Senegal, Tunisia).
The programme is also providing tailored capacity building to programme stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of the selected projects through the creation of an overall training course currently being designed as well as through continuous and personalized coaching.
Finally, the programme also utilizes the dedicated M4D Net Global Community which is moderated by the JMDI (migration4development.org) to: set up networks of interested local authorities and non-state actors and social partners in the regions of intervention; disseminate the good practices and lessons learnt from the scaled-up projects at regional level and; work towards initiating policy change at the local, national and international levels.
The selected intern will work under the supervision of the Head of the Programme Management Unit (PMU) and in close coordination with the Knowledge Management Expert.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager, the intern shall perform the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
Candidate must be a student, enrolled in a graduate-level degree programme or a PhD programme at the time of application and during the internship. Candidates that have graduated are not eligible for internship.
Fluency in written and spoken English, French and Spanish. Additional official UN language an asset (Arabic, Chinese, Russian).
Please note that interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. All costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
The purpose of the internship programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
The application should contain:
(NB: incomplete applications will not be considered)
UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
Prior to being offered a Letter of Acceptance for Internship, the selected candidate will have to provide the following additional documents:
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.