IGEU Intern at UNDP – United Nations Development Programme: (Deadline 12 August 2022)

IGEU Intern at UNDP – United Nations Development Programme: (Deadline 12 August 2022)

IGEU Intern at UNDP – United Nations Development Programme: (Deadline 12 August 2022)

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

BACKGROUND
CORPORATE BACKGROUND:

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries’ efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND:

The Intern will strengthen UNDP’s capacity to support Rwanda to make the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals a reality. The Intern will provide analysis, coordination and quality assurance support to the Country Office through the Inclusive Green Economy Unit. S/he collaborates with teams within the Country Office and throughout UNDP to support the representational, advocacy, partnership and communication commitments of the Resident Representative.

The Intern monitors and analyses development trends, activities, reports, audit findings and evaluation results from the CO and offers substantive recommendations to inform future country decisions and enhance CO results and performance. S/He provides substantive support to the Country Office’s position as a leading UN Agency on complex development issues, by supporting CO Senior Management in proactively engaging with internal and external stakeholders, preparing briefing notes and positioning papers, and reviewing and appraising the quality, completeness and relevance of information provided by relevant parties.

S/he will be guided by and report to the Senior Economist/Economic Advisor in IGEU. The supervisor will mentor the Intern in three key areas:

  • Policy analysis mainly in economic and social analysis
  • Professional skills development
  • Partnership development and teamwork
The Intern will work closely with UNDP programme Units, Including Transformational Governance Unit (TGU), Sustainable Growth Unit (SGU), Accelerator Lab and YouthConnekt Programmes.

3: Supervision

Name of Supervisor: Osten Chulu: Economic Advisor

Content and methodology of supervision:

The Intern will benefit from the following supervision modalities:

• Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially at the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the Intern

• Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results.

• Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment.

• Easy access to the supervisor.

• Participation in Unit/Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness.

  • Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
III. DUTIES:

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:

No Duties and responsibilities % of time
In this section list the primary responsibilities and tasks of the position.
(Include percentages for each duty.)
 
1 Policy analysis mainly in economic and social analysis

 

  • Assist in undertaking statistical and technical review of policies, strategies and programmes in key sectors to promote inclusive growth and sustainable human development
  • Follow economic and social development issues in Rwanda and in close collaboration with the Economic Advisor, analyse key issues and challenges.
  • Provide economic inputs to all relevant UNDP programmes and projects for aligning UNDP programmes with national policies and priorities and with the SDGs.
60%
2 Partnership development and teamwork

  • Assist in drafting regular briefs on country economic situation and other policy related issues
  • Learn about UNDP work, knowledge and best practices through direct interaction with headquarters and other offices, and participation in electronic networks, and apply the knowledge gained in his/her work with UNDP Rwanda.
Other:

  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.
10%

 

COMPETENCIES
Other competencies and attitude:

  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set.
  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

INTERNSHIP CONDITIONS

  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
  • Interns are 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 must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
  • Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.

Financial Issues

Internships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement.

Starting from January 2020 interns will receive stipends according to UN rules and regulations.

Any further costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs.

Application Procedure

The application should contain:

• Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post.

• Current and complete CV in English.

• Please group all your documents into one single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Candidates who are selected for must submit prior to the interview the following documents:

• Official document(s) confirming your education status.

• UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.

• Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

Subsequent Employment:

The purpose of the Internship Programme 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. More information available at: http://www.undp.org/internships/.

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.

Stipend

Interns will be given a stipend according to the UNDP Internship Policies, if they are not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme.

The monthly amount of the stipend will be determined for each duty station based on the stipend rates published yearly by the OHR Policy and Compensation Unit. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • currently in the final year of a bachelor’s degree; or
  • currently enrolled in a master’s degree; or
  • have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies.

Field of study: economics, finance, business administration, international relations, public administration or equivalent and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;

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Language skills:

  • Fluent in English with excellent reading and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

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