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Intern for Regional Programme for Africa
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 to 6 months|
The Regional Programme for Africa is a flagship programme for UNDP that responds to challenges and opportunities facing the African Continent and to the priorities and aspirations of Africa as articulated by the African Union and other regional organs. These are convergent with the vision, areas of work and guiding principles of the UNDP strategic plan, 2014-2017, and the directions of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review. The programme builds on the successes and responds to the lessons from past cooperation, with special attention to programme focus and effective engagement with the African Union and the regional economic communities through the development of long-term strategic partnerships.
Underpinned by African ownership and leadership and cognizant of the rich diversity of the continent, UNDP regional work is based on five mutually reinforcing rationality principles, which define the added value of regional or sub-regional approaches to addressing development challenges. These are: (a) promotion of regional public goods and services, based on strengthened regional cooperation and integration; (b) management of cross-border externalities (challenges and opportunities) and spill-overs – such as trade, the environment and conflict prevention that are best addressed collaboratively on an inter-country basis; (c) advancement of awareness, dialogue and action on sensitive and or emerging development issues that benefit strongly from multi-country and regional experiences and perspectives; (d) promotion of experimentation and innovation to overcome institutional, financial and/or informational barriers that may be too high for an individual country to surmount; and (e) generation and sharing of development knowledge, experience and expertise – for instance, through South-South and triangular cooperation – so that countries can connect to, and benefit from, relevant experiences from across the region and beyond. In all this, UNDP will make South-South and triangular cooperation core ways of working in the regional programme, to buttress inter-country initiatives that accelerate regional integration in Africa.
The Regional Programme contributes directly to the UNDP Strategic Plan by focusing on two outcome areas: (i) accelerate structural transformations for sustainable development (Outcome 2), and (ii) build resilience to shocks and crisis (Outcome 3). The three priority areas/outcomes of the Regional Programme are:
Outcome 1: African Union and RECs deliver on their mandate, especially cross-cutting issues related to resilience-building (SP Outcome 2);
Outcome 2: Regional growth is inclusive, transformational and sustainable with reduced economic inequalities, and characterized by structural transformation (SP Outcome 2);
Outcome 3: Regional institutions sustain peace and build resilience to crises and shocks (SP Outcome 3).
The Regional Programme team at the Regional Centre for Africa is looking for a competent intern who will support the Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism regional project and the ongoing research on irregular migration out of Africa.
Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism regional project:
The Project focuses on nine(9) Actions including: (1) Rule of law and Security: national institutions and communities are better equipped to prevent and address violent extremism (2) Disengagement and reintegration: members of extremist groups are disengaged and reintegrated into communities (3) socio-economic factor: At risk youths and vulnerable people benefit from livelihood initiatives (4) media, technology and public awareness: violent narratives and propaganda are countered (5) community resilience: communities and religious institutions are resilient to the effects of violent extremism (6) Setting up national observatories to analyse violent extremism at the national levels and provide policy advice (7) Gender specific engagements: women are empowered to play a leading role in prevention and response to violent extremism (8) Research and advocacy: Regional and national policies and programming are informed by research and analysis on violent extremism (9) Regional Level interventions: Regional and sub-regional entities are coordinated and enabled to prevent and address violent extremism [the project document can be found at
Research on irregular migration out of Africa:
In response to the expected increase in irregular migration from the African continent to Europe, the weak evidence base and in recognition of the profound humanitarian crisis that has been associated with irregular migration, UNDP Regional Programme for Africa is carrying out a research on migration with the following objectives:
1) Detail the mechanisms, including root causes and drivers, that produce irregular migration from the African continent; and
2) Produce comparable data on the economic and social space irregular migrants occupy (occupied) in host countries as well as their countries of origin
The research contributes to the UNDP Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and is well aligned with the Regional Programme’s priority areas/outcomes, particularly Outcome 3, Output 3.4 (AU and RECs have enhanced technical capacities to strengthen effective governance of labour migration and mobility in Africa).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme’s Data and Research Analyst and the Programme Analyst for the Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism regional project, the intern shall perform, inter alia, the following tasks:
The intern will Support the Regional Programme team with the below:
Support implementation of Violent Extremism Project:
Research and Data Management:
The more specific focus will be decided in consultation with the intern taking into account his/her skills development interests.
Technical / Functional Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
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.