Country Office Support Intern
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||22-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||15d 9h 22m|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated January – March 2019|
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UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC), established in 1992, supports and oversees the work of UNDP in 24 countries and territories of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. RBEC includes 17 Country Offices, 1 territory and 3 project management offices.
UNDP’s Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS is UNDP`s advisory hub for the Europe and CIS region tasked with the responsibility to provide policy and programmatic support to UNDP´s development activities in the region. Throughout UNDP´s focus areas, it works towards increasing the impact of UNDP´s activities in the region by assisting Country Offices in development of country-level initiatives and by implementing regional-level projects in partnership with a wide range of partners supported to a global network of expertise.
RBEC consists of 17 Country Offices (COs), an Office in Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244), 2 Project Management Offices, a Headquarters in New York and a Regional Hub in Istanbul. The functions include regional strategy setting, supporting, servicing, and overseeing CO work, as well as managing regional and global programmes.
Country Office Support Team (COST) is part of the RBEC working closely with the RBEC senior management to support and monitor the overall performance of the COs in the Region. As part of the COST team, the intern will be based in the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Team Leader, Country Office Support Team, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, and in close collaboration with the Country Programme Specialists/Desk Officers, Country Office Support Intern will conduct desk research, and support activities of the Country Office Support Team.
The intern will undertake the following tasks:
POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC UPDATES:
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS:
Timeframe: The intern is expected to work with the COST in the period of January- March 2019. The duration of the assignment can be extended to a maximum total duration of 6 months, as per the availability and interest of both parties.
Required Skills and Experience
Financial IssuesInternships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement.
The 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 own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.
Application procedureThe application should contain:
One relevant writing sample (maximum 1500 words) on a topic related to development cooperation, preferably focused on the Europe and CIS region. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Selected candidate must submit following documents:
More information available at: http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/rbec/en/home/about_us/jobs/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.
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