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|Location :||djibouti, DJIBOUTI|
|Application Deadline :||15-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||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 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Representation Office in Djibouti has a position for a qualified intern for a period of 6 months, starting 1st December 2020.
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:
1. Inclusive Livelihood and Resilience;
2. Democratic Governance;
3. Crisis Prevention and Recovery;
4. Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development.
In all its work, UNDP works to ensure the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, youth, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.
The objectives of the UNDP in Djibouti derive mainly from the Country Program Action Plan (PAPP), and contributions to the strategic results of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).
The main objective of the country program is to accelerate the achievement of the sustainable development goals. It tackles the interrelated challenges of development, humanitarian assistance and resilience and seeks to reduce poverty, gender inequalities, geographic inequalities and exclusion.
It promotes environmental sustainability and resilience through integrated strategies. It supports the most vulnerable and strengthens national institutional capacities for inclusive growth, poverty reduction, prevention of violent extremism and strengthening social cohesion.
The 2018-2019 country program is built around three interrelated program pillars that together can drive more catalytic, transformative and systemic changes and help Djibouti achieve its sustainable development goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the internship
Functions/Duties and Output Expectations
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative (Programme), the intern is expected to perform the following tasks:
At the end of the internship, the following outputs will be expected: -
Computer proficiency: MS Office
Eligibility and skills
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in French desirable.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship
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
Only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for interview.
Before being offered a Letter of Acceptance for Internship, the selected candidate will have to provide the following additional documents: