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Internship - Information Management and Data Science Internship for Early Warning
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Aug-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months with a possibility of extension maximum 6 months|
UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2014-2017) recognizes the importance of preparedness, response, early recovery and the management of the risk cycle as fundamental for development. The objective of the Crisis Response Unit is to ensure that UNDP is well positioned to respond in the timeliest and most effective manner to crisis, triggered by natural disasters or armed conflicts alike. CRU is also the leading entity on emergency preparedness enhancement, including through early warning and risk management.
UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) is responsible for UNDP’s corporate crisis response strategy and capability, primarily regarding sudden onset crises and complex protracted crises, and serves advisory, coordination and operational functions. The mandate of CRU includes guiding the organization’s corporate preparedness for crisis response, which encompasses corporate early warning capacities and crisis response preparedness. CRU’s early warning team provides support to HQ and to Country Offices (COs) to address their needs in contextual risk analysis, adaptation, early action and—acknowledging unique contextual circumstances as well as unique CO requirements—provide tailored support.
In support of CRU’s engagement on early warning, CRU’s Rapid Response and Preparedness Team is seeking an information management intern to support the organization's early warning capacities, information gathering and management, tools, and competencies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Information management and tools development support may include:
Knowledge management activities may include:
The intern is expected to participate as an active member of the team and openly contribute his/her perspectives throughout the internship.
Ethics & Values:
Developing & Empowering People/Coaching and Mentoring:
Working in Teams:
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Self-management & Emotional Intelligence:
Knowledge Sharing & Continuous Learning:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision-making:
Required Skills and Experience
The intern will be under the direct supervision of the Early Warning Programme Specialist. The intern will work closely with team members and relevant UNDP Country Offices, particularly related to Crisis Risk Dashboard operational support and further development.
This is a full-time internship (five days a week) based in UNDP New York Headquarters. The duration of the internship is three months, with the possibility of extension. The intern will be required to bring their own laptop.
These terms of reference may be modified until the beginning of the internship period. Any changes will be immediately communicated to the selected candidate.
Please communicate your availability (specific possible start and end dates as well as duration) in the submission of your application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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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.