SGP (Small Grants Programme) Intern
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.
GEF Small Grants Programme is a global initiative. By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.
SGP Global: https://sgp.undp.org
SGP China: http://www.gefsgp.cn/
Duties and Responsibilities
The major responsibility in the team is to support The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) mainly focusing on (80%~90% of the intern’s time):
- Supporting workshop/training organization;
- Translation and proof reading for SGP related documents;
- Project information updating (database and website);
- Maintaining close relationship with NGO partners via social media and campaigns;
- Drafting meeting minutes
- Supporting project Monitoring &Evaluation
- Ad hoc assignments
Other tasks to support UNDP Environment & Energy Team in general (20%~10% of the intern’s time):
- Translation and interpretation;
- Taking meeting notes
- Knowledge management (contributing to UNDP Social Media by summarizing the events and missions within E&E team)
- Ad hoc assignments
- Fluency in English and Chinese
- Background on environment, communication
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems
- General understanding of NGO and international development issues.
Required Skills and Experience
Master degree in environment or international development is desirable.
Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:
- Enrolled in a Master's or in a PhD programme
- Or in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme;
- Or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme,
- Or be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this programme
Please submit your application with below documents in one PDF. For people who apply from UNDP Jobs, please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading.
a) CV and letter of motivation
b) Copy of school transcript
c) Indicate if you will be financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme, and the financial amount.
*Candidate who didn’t submit required documentation will not be further considered.
- Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan and medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. Any cost arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.
- The stipend will be paid monthly. Interns will have 1.5 days of leave per month.
- Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Cost and arrangement for travel, visas, passports, accommodations and living expenses are the responsibility of the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern.
- Interns must not apply for or be appointed to a position that should be encumbered by a staff number during the period of their internship. Interns are expected to fulfil the terms of their internships. Therefore, the internship must not be foreshortened for the purposes of allowing an intern to apply for a position.
- Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
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