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Project Officer (National Intern)
|Location :||Dili and Oecusse, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||20-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|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 with possibility of extension based on project budget and performance|
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) works in approximately 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Anchored in the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to the principles of universality, equality, and leaving no one behind, the UNDP supports countries’ efforts to strengthen frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change.
Since 1999, the UNDP has been supporting the Timorese people to move from post-conflict recovery towards sustainable development. Currently, UNDPs work focuses on supporting the building of strong and capable public institutions, inclusive and effective democratic governance, and environmental management. Hence, one of the core portfolios of UNDP Timor-Leste is the Democratic Governance Unit, under which a number of development projects are implemented.
Considering the expansion of projects under the management of the Democratic Governance Unit, UNDP Timor-Leste are seeking a number of interns in a number of functions to support the successful implementation of projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project/Programme Intern will perform the following duties:
The position is flexible in focus, and can be tailored to focus on the successful candidate’s area of interest, such as gender equality/gender mainstreaming, human rights, justice, sustainable tourism, etc.
Additional responsibilities of all interns:
This is an ideal opportunity for a young profession who is eager to learn, work in a fast-paced environment, and gain experience from the UN system. The internship position will allow for ample learning opportunities, from other members of staff as well as from training opportunities.
The applicant should also have a genuine commitment towards the vision and mission of UNDP, as well as to the UN Core Values.
Required Skills and Experience
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.
Ideally, the applicant’s education should be in a relevant field to the internship position to which they are applying for (e.g. social science, law, finance, management, etc.).
Stipends and Insurance
a. The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or
b. The intern.