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Intern for Coordination and Communications-UN RCO in Mongolia (2 positions)
|Location :||Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Jun-18 (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 :||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.
The Resident Coordinator System encompasses all organizations of the United Nations that have operational activities in the country. As the designated Representative of the UN Secretary-General and leader of the UN Country Team (UNCT), the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC), in consultation with the UNCT, assumes overall responsibility and coordination of the developmental activities of the UN carried out at country level. The UNCT is composed of representatives of the UN funds and programmes, specialized agencies and non-resident UN agencies. The UNCT in Mongolia has various working structures to ensure a coordinated interagency action in the country, and implement joint activities under the leadership of the RC.
The UN RCO Intern under the overall supervision of the RC, direct supervision of the UN Coordination Specialist, and in close cooperation with the UN Agencies, will provide assistance to the execution of the services in the UN RCO.
This internship opportunity does not lead to further employment with UNDP. Its goal is to offer the intern the opportunity to learn, gather experiences and complement his/her studies.
Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.
Background and Context
The purpose of the Internship is to provide students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds exposure to sustainable development issues and a first-hand experience of the day-to-day working environment of UN in Mongolia.
An intern will be deployed and assigned to the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) to provide a support in the UN coordination and communications functions. The expected outputs of his/her assignment will be contributing to increasing visibility of the work of UN in Mongolia, strengthening UN inter-agency coordination and communications.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Assignment
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Coordination Specialist, the Intern will undertake his/her assigned tasks indicated in the below:
· Delivery: Ability to get things done; Demonstrates commitment to clients and quality; works to agreed goals dealing with challenges constructively;
· Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment; Developing and Empowering People; Self-development; initiative-taking;
· Ethics and Values: Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity;
· Working in Teams: Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
· Communicating Information and Ideas: facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
· Self-management and Emotional intelligence: Creating synergies through self-control, Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements, and
· Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning: Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of other.
· Ability to manage and execute administrative processes and transactions;
· Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion;
· Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations; Ability to extract, interpret, analyze data and resolve operational problems;
· Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats;
· Strong IT skills;
· Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
· Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
· Attention to detail;
Required Skills and Experience
· Bachelor’s* or Master’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, political science, environment or related field; either obtained or in progress;
· Familiarity with the concept of sustainable development will be an asset;
· Previous experience working with the organization of events, missions, seminars and conferences will be an asset;
· Previous experience managing online content in website and social media platforms will be an asset;
· Strong command of MS office package (including Excel, Word and PowerPoint);
· Good command of graphic edition applications will be an asset (i.e. Illustrator, InDesign, Corel, Photoshop), and
· Written and spoken proficiency in English and Mongolian.
· Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
· Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience to be eligible for the internship
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.