Location: Pretoria: South Africa |
Deadline: 17-Jul-20 (Midnight New York, USA) |
Contract: Internship |
Duration: 6 Months
Who can apply?
Any student around the globe currently enrolled in (a) a graduate school programme as a full-time student (b) the final academic year of a first university degree programme (c) have graduated with a university degree as defined in above and, if selected must start the internship within one year of graduation.
|Duties and Responsibilities|
|Programme Implementation: |
Draft, review and edit concepts notes, knowledge products, presentations and briefs Support the preparation and review of different COVID19 Response service offers of the team Prepare and participate in meetings (including virtual meetings), take minutes and perform other programme implementation support tasks as required
Knowledge Management and Communication:
Prepare relevant communications materials (brochure, newsletter, success stories etc.) Assist the in the preparation, translation and dissemination of different Knowledge Products Draft, design and website update and overhaul Support organization of Webinars, Virtual Trainings and relevant materials preparation;
Research and Data Management
Research private sector development and engagement topics and compile information on national and regional level projects Undertake research on related COVID 19 business models and finance strategies by the private sector or related public private partnerships especially in the area of digital transformation and green economy; Manage social media, files and online database of related documents in a structured way
The more specific focus will be decided in consultation with the intern considering his/her skills development interests.
|Technical / Functional Competencies: |
Good writing is paramount Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills. Good organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work flexibly, innovatively and meet tight deadlines. Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively.
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards. Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive / integrate feedback. Works collaboratively with team members by sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity. Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external partners and support Team efforts; Positive and results-oriented attitude.
Required Skills and Experience
|Currently enrolled in (a) a graduate school programme as a full-time student in economics, finance, commerce, digital science and other related sustainable development fields or ( (b) the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent), or (c) have graduated with a university degree as defined in above and, if selected must start the internship within one year of graduation |
Understanding of Private Sector Development and Engagement Concepts and Practices would be beneficial. Work experience or relevant specialized research considered as an asset.
Experience in website content management and social media Computer proficiency: MS Office Fluency in both written and spoken English/ or French Language is required.
UNDP interns receive payment of a monthly stipend based on the rate established by the duty station UNDP interns accrue leave at a rate of 1.5 days per month;
UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
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 a 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;
Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time and when they complete their studies (if still enrolled);
Interns need to make own arrangements for travel, VISA, accommodation, etc
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.