|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||10d 9h 8m|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||possibility of additional 2 months extension|
|UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the importance of supporting countries, responding to humanitarian emergencies, with development and recovery choices that reduce vulnerability and contribute to a development perspective to strengthen humanitarian and – where relevant – peacebuilding responses. The objective of the Crisis Response Unit (CRU) is to ensure that UNDP is well positioned to respond in the timeliest and effective manner to crises, triggered by disasters or armed conflicts alike.
CRU is responsible for UNDP’s corporate crisis response strategy and capability. It develops and drives UNDP’s vision and priorities for crisis response, coordinates and facilitates UNDP’s crisis response with a “whole-of-UNDP” approach, provides oversight for all UNDP crisis response actions, supports early warning, guides corporate preparedness for crisis response, and manages UNDP’s crisis response tools.
UNDP’s corporate Crisis Response Strategy aims to make the Organization faster, more predictable and effective. As part of this Strategy UNDP has developed corporate crisis response processes and tools, including the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Immediate Crisis Response and the three ‘Crisis Response Packages’ that allow the delivery of quick, effective and predictable interventions on the ground. CRU is responsible for coordinating the finalization and roll out of these packages in cooperation with UNDP Central Bureaus: Bureau for Programme and Policy Support (BPPS), the Bureau of Management Services (BMS), the Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) as well as with the Regional Bureaus and Regional Hubs. Moreover, a UNDP Crisis Response Portal has been developed to serve as a one-stop shop for accessing guidance, services and tools related to UNDP Crisis Response.
During the past years CRU has invested in capacity development of UNDP country office staff engaged in crisis response. More than 240 UNDP practitioners from 76 Country Offices participated in trainings in 2017, including three regional workshops on crisis response and preparedness, one crisis preparedness workshop, one SURGE planning workshop, one crisis response training and one first responders training.
Additional staff trainings are planned in 2018, including training on the newly developed Crisis Response Packages. CRU is also finalizing an e-learning course on the SOP for Immediate Crisis Response and will be developing additional virtual trainings during 2018.
CRU’s Rapid Response and Preparedness Team is seeking an intern to support the organization’s work on rolling out UNDP Crisis Preparedness and Response tools, including the ‘Crisis Response Packages’, the Crisis Response Portal and the staff capacity building initiatives on the tools.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the intern will perform the responsibilities as follows:
The intern is expected to participate as an active member of the team and openly contribute his/her perspectives throughout the internship.
Required Skills and Experience
The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Crisis Response Programme Specialist within the CRU Rapid Response and Preparedness Team. The intern will work closely with team members, particularly the Programme Analyst and other relevant UNDP Teams.
This is a full-time internship (five days a week) based in UNDP New York Headquarters. The duration of the internship is four months, with the possibility of extension. The exact start date will be defined together with the selected candidate and should ideally be in early February2018. The intern will be required to bring her/his own laptop.
These terms of reference may be modified until the beginning of the internship period. Any changes will be immediately communicated to the selected candidate.
Application and selection process:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.