Communications and Knowledge Management Intern-UNDP Green Commodities Programme


Lieu : Panama, PANAMA
Date limite de candidature :31-Aug-18 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Type de contrat :Internship
Niveau du poste :Intern
Langues requises :
Anglais   Français   Espagnol   Portugais
Date de commencement :
(date à laquelle le candidat sélectionné doit commencer)
17-Sep-2018
Durée du contrat initialThe Intership would be from 3 to 6 months
Durée prévue de la mission :6 months, full time

Historique

Most commodity sectors in developing countries are afflicted by poor production practices that lead to increasing pressure on ecosystems and fail to improve the livelihoods of rural communities. Poor production practices lead to negative environmental impacts such as biodiversity loss, deforestation, carbon emissions, soil erosion, depletion of water resources and contamination from chemicals. In fact, the largest driver of deforestation is the production of agricultural commodities. On the social side, working conditions in commodity production are often not in line with basic labor rights. Despite recent commodity booms, small producers are held in poverty, mostly due to low productivity and product quality.

Despite the progress made through standards and supply-chain initiative, weaknesses in the underlying enabling environment limit change at a larger scale. An effective enabling environment consists of elements such as clear public policies, a well-functioning legal framework, clarity regarding land-use planning, effective enforcement mechanisms, accessible credit structures, and effective farmer extension services. As a result of the absence of these elements, work on commodity sustainability remains less effective than it could be, and costlier and more time-consuming than it should be. Improving enabling environments will increase the chances of sector-wide change to sustainable production practices.

UNDP established the Green Commodities Programme (GCP) in 2009 in recognition of the importance of global agricultural commodities and how they contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainability and the need to strengthen UNDP’s support and leadership in the field.  GCP was initiated with seed funding from the UNDP and was tasked to evolve into a global programme supporting UNDP’s Strategic Plan, building on almost a decade of GEF supported projects mainstreaming ecosystem services into productive landscapes.  GCP’s global targets, objectives and delivery strategies are based on inclusive and sustainable growth and development – combining governments and markets in agriculture through public private partnerships and democratic dialogue processes. GCP’s focus on strengthening the livelihoods of smallholder producers within commodity supply chains and reducing environmental footprints, particularly deforestation, through public private partnerships can be key for UNDP’s ambitions to reduce poverty, reduce deforestation and engage the private sector in SDGs. 

The Green Commodities Programme (GCP) exists to improve the national economic, social and environmental performance of agricultural commodity sectors. GCP works within agricultural commodity production in countries of UNDP operation where the programme can have significant impact on rural livelihoods, mitigate climate change, and maintain the ecosystem services and resilience of landscapes and seascapes.

The GCP has pioneered the concept of National Commodity Platforms to help governments facilitate shared visions and actions for sustainable commodity production among key stakeholders. GCP operates in over 10 countries globally


Devoirs et responsabilités

Support to the UNDP Green Commodities team in: 

  • Data collection, analysis, interpretation and including presentation in flowcharts, tables or slides; Preparation and organization of webinars, knowledge management tools, product and activities such as workshops, Community of Practice platform and events;
  • Translation, proof reading and editing of documents;
  • Drafting, designing and updating communications content for the global Community of Practice, the Community of Practice event, UNDP Green Commodities and GGP programme websites and social media;
  • Supporting engagement campaigns and strategies;
  • Preparation of presentations, briefing notes, meeting minutes and reports;
  • Maintaining internal filing system up to date;
  • Managing mailing lists and photo assets;
  • Conducting research and updating the knowledge database;
  • Providing support on internal communications reporting;
  • Other related tasks


Compétences

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Experience with the preparation of media content is a plus;
  • Experience with social media management is a plus;
  • Interest in communications and content creation;
  • Interest in knowledge management;
  • Interest in data collection, analysis and presentation.

Personal Skills

  • Creative, proactive and supportive;
  • Able to take initiative and work independently;
  • Ability to work in team; creating a positive environment;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skill.


Qualifications et expériences requises

Education:

  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent) such as environment, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, journalism, communications, international development, social/political sciences or related fields; or
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) such as environment, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, journalism, communications, international development, social/political sciences or related fields; or
  • Have graduated with a university degree such as environment, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, journalism, communications, international development, social/political sciences or related fields or related field and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


Experience:

  • Experience in data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation
  • Experience in communications, writing and editing

 

Language Requirements:

  • Fluent in English and Spanish, Knowledge in Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia and/or French desirable

Notes:

  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
  • Interested candidates should apply by 31 August,  2018. Your application should include a resume.•For more information on UNDP Internship, please visit: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/jobs/types-of-opportunities/internships.html

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.


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