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Intern SDG Localization

panchkula

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: panchkula
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-18

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Background

The monthly internship stipend (full time) is INR 12,404/- per month.

UNDP strives to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance and applies an equal opportunities approach.  All selections are on merit. Qualified Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The UN General Assembly, and all its 193-member countries, in September 2015 adopted a global development vision entitled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This 2030 Agenda was designed as a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.  It lays out 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, to stimulate global action over the next 15 years on issues critical to humanity and the planet. India committed to these SDGs at the September 2015 UN Summit and the SDGs officially came into force on 1 January 2016. The Government of India has actively engaged in mainstreaming the SDGs in its work from early 2016. NITI Aayog, the National Institution for Transforming India, has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the efforts on SDGs with ministries and states, indicative of “whole of government” approach. The NITI Aayog has prepared an Action Agenda (3 Years) and is preparing medium term perspective plan (7 years) and long term (15 years) goals for the country through a 15-year vision document for a period up to 2030, which will be co-terminus with sustainable development goals. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is responsible for providing an indicative national SDG monitoring framework.

The UNDP India Country Programme Document CPD (2018-2022) signed with the Government of India (GoI) aims at transformative change and development impact at scale. In line with this, UNDP has initiated active support to many state governments in mainstreaming SDG’s within their schemes and programmes as a part of an UN system wide to SDG roll out for visioning and planning in India.  In view of India’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda, Haryana too has set ambitious targets for itself for achieving the SDGs within the state and has already formulated its SDG Vison 2030 document.

To implement the ambitious targets set for itself in SDG VISION 2030, the Government of Haryana has partnered with UNDP to establish SDG Coordination Centre (SDGCC) under the aegis of Swarna Jayanti Haryana Institute of Fiscal Management (SJHIFM) as part of the Finance and Planning Department. UNDP has set up a PMU and is work closely with relevant government departments, technical agencies, UN agencies, civil society organization and academic institutions to provide the requisite impetus to the state government’s initiative in rolling out the SDGs.

UNDP is looking for an intern to support the work of the SDGCC located at Panchkula, Haryana. The intern will work closely under the overall guidance of the Regional Head (North region) and under direct supervision of SDG Decentralization Lead, SDGCC Haryana.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will work closely under the direct supervision of SDG Decentralization Lead and under overall guidance of Regional Head (North Region) and will be engaged in carrying out the following tasks.

  • Facilitate data collection, meetings and follow-up with departments, rural and urban local bodies for preparation of the SDG aligned Integrated District Plan.
  • Facilitate in updation of SDG District Profiles
  • Coordinating and facilitating relevant departments in digitizing the progress in the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Tracker Application.
  • Facilitate in data digitization and analysis regarding the Output- Outcome Framework of Urban Local Bodies.
  • District-wise SWOT analysis and prioritization of SDGs (based on secondary data)
  • Analysis of select Gram Panchayat Development Plans and their alignment with SDGs
  • Coordinate in organizing the online consultations concerning SDG localization.
  • Any other related task as assigned by the SDG Decentralization Lead

Competencies

  • Strong sense of collaborative work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Excellent analytical and research skills;
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position

Strong commitment to promoting gender equality

Required Skills and Experience

Education

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) in Rural Development, Agriculture, Social Science, Management or related fields

(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in Rural Development, Agriculture, Social Science, Management or related fields.

(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.  

Skills

  • Data collection and analysis in the field of social or economic development fields;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good command of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as handling web-based applications. [Intern is expected to have own laptop for work.]
  • Should possess excellent qualitative and quantitative skills.

An understanding of development sector and Sustainable Development Goals in the context of the country.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in working language of the duty station will be an asset

The application should contain:

  • The completed “Internship Intern Form” available on the UNDP India website at Internship Intern Form should be completed.
  • CV in English

Please group the above two documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload document.

Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents, upon selection:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in their undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme;
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.

Kindly note, UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

Working arrangements:

  • As of 1 January 2020, Interns may be given a stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government foundation or scholarship programme. A stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly. 
  • Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan. 
  • Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes. 
  • 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.  
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity. 
  • The purpose of the internship 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. 
  • The intern will be evaluated at the end of the internship.

Application procedure:The application should contain:

The completed “Internship Intern Form” available on the UNDP India website at Internship Intern Form should be completed.CV in English

Please group the above two documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload document.

Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents, upon selection:

Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in their undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme;Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.

Kindly note, UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

Working arrangements:

As of 1 January 2020, Interns may be given a stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government foundation or scholarship programme. A stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan.Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.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.  Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.The purpose of the internship 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.

The intern will be evaluated at the end of the internship.

IMPORTANT : Family Relationships are required to be disclosed in order to avoid real or perceived family influence or conflict of interest, within UNDP. If the candidate/ hiring manager has not disclosed that he/she was related to an individual employed by UNDP in whatever contractual modality and irrespective of the nature of the family relationship, this may constitute a basis for withdrawing the offer of internship or, if the internship has started, to terminate it without notice or indemnity. 

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 be required to undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 

 

 

 

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