UNDP MY WORLD YOUTH ADVOCATE – INTERNSHIP Positions

Application Deadline: 27 January 2014

Location :    New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :    27-Jan-14
Additional Category    Millennium Development Goals
Type of Contract :    Internship
Post Level :    Intern
Languages Required :English
Duration of Initial Contract :    25 hours per week
Expected Duration of Assignment :    5 months

As part of the second phase of MY World, UNMC, is rolling out the campaign “Have a say”, which consist of a Podium signed by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, which is meant to travel around the world to symbolize a platform on which individuals can voice their concerns and ideas to the world and to the United Nations more specifically. The intern is expected to support in the logistic of this campaign.
Applicants should have a background in CSO outreach, student mobilization and/or social media engagement. The candidate is expected to be active on social media and motivated in providing substantive support to the campaign. The candidate is expected to have an excellent knowledge of English and be fluent in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and French. Any other language will be considered as an asset.
At least a total of 25 hours per week of work is required.
3 candidates will be selected,  focusing on: 

  • 1) management and monitoring of activities;
  • 2) data analytics; and
  • 3) mobilization of partners in specific regions.

Education:

  • Enrollment in undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as social science.
  • Have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;

Experience:

  • Experience in CSO and media outreach;
  • Understanding of political issues in the region of intervention;
  • MS Office skills; Generally excellent computer skills;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access, etc), good knowledge and experience in handling of web based information management systems;
  • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently;

Language:

  • Excellent knowledge of English;
  • Fluent in one or more of these languages, Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish;
  • Any other language is an asset.

Important information:

UNDP may accept interns provided the following conditions are met:

Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP;

UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship;

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.

Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following nine documents:

A completed UNDP internship application form (http://www.undp-act.org/data/articles/undp_internship_application_form_2008.doc);

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNDP MY WORLD YOUTH ADVOCATE Programme

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