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Internship, Accelerator Lab (Experimentation)
|Location :||Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 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 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 focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:
In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.
INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND
Together with national and global partners, 60 labs serving 78 countries will work together to find radically new approaches that fit the complexity of current development challenges. The labs will analyze challenges within local contexts to identify connections and patterns in search of new avenues of work to act effectively in addressing wicked development challenges.
The intern will work with the Accelerator Lab Malaysia to develop and deploy Accelerator Lab methodologies to address development challenges in Malaysia.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:
Knowledge support - 40%
Project and programme support - 30%
Technical support - 30%
For the coming cycle, Experimentation interns will need to undertake desk research, data collection and analysis on localised challenges and opportunities on waste management, community action for water bodies, rural economic development, and other areas under the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as interface with local councils and other local stakeholders.
Required Skills and Experience
Field of study: All academic backgrounds welcome, but priority will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary experience, e.g., science and society, social sciences, arts and humanities, policy or equivalent.