Intern - Policy Engagement Team (Crisis Bureau)
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). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels spans from local knowledge to global perspectives and advocacy.
The Crisis Bureau has the responsibility for support to prevention, crisis response, resilience and recovery work under the auspices of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. Crisis Bureau staff provide global strategic advice to UNDP management and technical advice to regional hubs and Country Offices; advocate for UNDP corporate messages, represent UNDP in multi-stakeholder fora, and engage in UN inter-agency coordination. As part of UNDPs Global Policy Network (GPN), the Crisis Bureau works in an integrated manner with UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS).The GPN Crisis and Fragility, Policy and Engagement team (CFPET) ensures a coordinated UNDP engagement on crisis and fragility-related issues with key UN and external partners, facilitates information sharing and policy coherence, and serves as focal point for UNDP’s contribution to UN system-wide policy processes. It provides standing liaison function for key UN and non-UN external actors to share information and collaborate across organizations. The CFPET team works across four workstreams:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist of the Crisis and Fragility, Policy and Engagement team in Geneva, the intern shall perform, inter alia, the following tasks:
Inter-Agency policy engagement
Support UNDPs engagement in inter-agency coordination mechanisms such as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, different Results Groups and IASC subsidiary bodies;
This includes preparation for the meetings, writing briefing and meeting notes, and assisting with logistics as necessary;
Provide any other support on relevant inter-agency initiatives in areas of interest.
Provide support to new partnership development processes with humanitarian partners;
This includes preparation for the meetings, writing briefing and meeting notes, and assisting with logistics as necessary.
Knowledge Management and Communication related to the IASC and the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus
Draft, design, review and edit knowledge products, talking points, briefing packages and presentations;
Prepare relevant materials (brochure, newsletter, success stories etc.);
Assist in developing and disseminating products.
The more specific focus will be decided in consultation with the intern, taking into account his / her skills and interests.
Technical / Functional Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
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 Bachelor’s 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 international development and/or humanitarian aid/policy (e.g., Policy making, international development, social sciences, is an asset);
- Understanding of crisis/humanitarian response/conflict prevention/peace building related knowledge;
- Work experience considered as an asset.
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 Bachelor’s 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;
Applicants 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;
Shortlisted candidates may be subject to a written test and interview.
No travel is envisaged for this internship. The interns will be required to have their own laptops during the internship.
Conditions of the internship:
Selected candidates must submit the following documents: