Intern Crisis Country Support Management Team

internship - full time, paid

United Nations Development Programme Undp
New York, NY
Closed
Posted 80 Days ago
United Nations Development Programme Undp
New York, NY
internship - full time, paid
Posted 80 Days ago
Closed

Description

Intern (Crisis Bureau:Country Support Management Team) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - New York, NY4.3 Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $69,000 a year Education * Bachelor's Degree Skills * Time Management * Computer Skills * Web Design * Content Management * Analysis Skills UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDPs policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan. Working in support of the Regional Bureaus, the GPN also aims to provide rapid and integrated support to UNDP country offices, combining policy advice, technical expertise, financial resources, agile tools and procedures, and partnerships. Within the GPN, the Crisis Bureau guides UNDPs corporate crisis and fragility-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery and lead corporate support in response to crisis. This support is coordinated by the Country Support Management Team (CSMT), working closely with the GPN Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team, the GPN SDG Integrator Team and GPN technical teams. The overall goal of the CSMT is to ensure strong, coherent and coordinated support to country offices (CO), as it relates to crisis and fragility, within the full spectrum of the GPNs service offer. The CSMT steers the effective interaction of GPN Teams, Regional Bureau/Regional Hub and CO counterparts for integrated country support. The CSMT ensures that UNDP corporate support is provided before, during and after crises. The CSMT aims to provide regular analytical updates in consultation with Regional Bureaus to support early warning and early action. It also supports and coordinates the GPN crisis response capacity and takes the lead in a UNDP-wide approach to strengthen UNDP capacity in preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from crisis. Duties and Responsibilities Under the CSMT Programme Specialist for Arab States, the intern shall perform, inter alia, the following tasks: Support the collection of information related to policy and programme support to Arab States, analyse the information and develop innovative solutions to facilitate information exchange and coordination among GPN team members (database, knowledge exchange platform and knowledge dissemination tools that fit the needs of the team); Design communications material on GPN support to Arab States region in UNDP; Support the dissemination of lessons learned and knowledge from experts deployed in the Arab States; Perform other tasks as required and in relation to the Crisis Bureaus work on Arab States. Competencies Qualifications & Experience: Currently enrolled in (a) a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher), in (b) the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelors level or equivalent), or (c) 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 Field of study related to development (e.g., Policy making, development, social sciences, is an asset) Understanding of crisis/conflict prevention/humanitarian related knowledge Knowledge of/particular interest in crises in the Arab States Work experience considered as an asset Technical / Functional Competencies: Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills Good writing and researching skills Good organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively Computer proficiency, including experience with website content management, web design and development as asset Fluency in written and spoken English is required; working knowledge of French or Arabic is highly desirable Personal Competencies: Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UNs values and ethical standards Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive / integrate feedback Works collaboratively with team members by sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external partners Positive and results-oriented attitude Required Skills and Experience Eligibility - Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher), (b) be enrolled the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelors level or equivalent), or (c) 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 Eligibility Applications must be available full time for at least three months; longer availabilities are preferred Applicants should indicate which months they are available full time and when they complete or have completed their studies All UN internships are not remunerated, and interns need to obtain their own visa Please pay special attention to answering the additional questions Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders). 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.

Skills

time management, communication, english, organization, education, computer proficiency, cultural awareness, strategic planning, policy, writing, website design, presentations, collaboration, investing, social sciences

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