UNDP Internship Program 2019

UNDP Internship Program 2019

Applications are now open for the UNDP Internship Program 2019.Since 2017, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting the implementation of priority actions identified in key policy frameworks. They support  commitments made by the Government of Sri Lanka towards promoting Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka too.

UNDP’s Flagship Portfolio aims to strengthen the ability of key institutions to address governance deficits. But they also aim to deliver people-centric services as a contribution to peace and development in Sri Lanka. The portfolio intervenes across 3 inter-related service lines:

(1) Parliament and Independent Commissions;

(2) Rule of Law and Access to Justice (including transitional justice); and

(3) Public Sector and Local Governance. Promoting Reconciliation and Peace Building would be a cross-cutting thematic across these service lines.Therefore, UNDP is looking to hire an intern to support the implementation of the portfolio but based on the immediate need.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Intern will support the work of the Governance and Peace Building team but under the direct supervision of the Policy and Design Specialist for Governance and Peace Building.

Support the M&E requirements of the team – undertake data collection exercises and data management on thematic areas but based on the requirement and direction of the supervisor
Perform analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, draft reports presenting the results of the analysis in the required format.

Conduct research on the thematic priority areas but determination hinges on the supervisor.

Contribute to the development of research reports and publications; policy position/discussion papers and knowledge management products.

Support the appraisal of ongoing project activities and progress reports (including through monitoring visits) and collect best practices and case studies but they demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes that have taken place.

Provide any other support to the UNDP Governance and Peace Building cluster’s seminars, workshops, conferences where applicable but as required by the Supervisor/s
This is an unpaid internship. At the end of the internship, the following report will be expected: A knowledge product in the thematic focus areas determined by the supervisor.

The selected applicants will get the opportunity to work directly with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Applicants for the internship programme must meet one of the following requirements:
Enrolment  in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent or higher);
Enrolment in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
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
Degree in Development Studies, International Relations, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences but any other related field too.
Experiences and/or academic knowledge in the field of Data Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Management, and/or Results-Based Management
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills in English
Good IT competence and command of main office software programmes
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment but a strong team working capacity
Willingness to travel to the field.

The applicant must demonstrate the following qualities: Proactive, Team Player, Excellent writing skills, Quick learner, Good computer skills, Polite and outgoing.

Visit the Official Website of the UNDP Internship Program 2019 for more details.

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