The team at the Regional Hub for Africa is looking for a competent intern who will support the Africa Hub and the UNGC’s operations in Africa. Interns will gain first-hand knowledge and experience of both the communications and community engagement functions of an international organization and an understanding of the unique considerations of corporate social responsibility in Africa.
Duties and Responsibilitie
Under the supervision of the Regional Manager for Africa, the intern shall perform, inter alia, the following tasks:
Research, Policy Analysis and Knowledge Management:
- Supporting day-to-day operations, including ongoing communications and coordination with Global Compact Networks in Africa
- Supporting the preparation of special events for Global Compact Networks in Africa, such as the Annual Local Network Forum, regional meetings, and Making Global Goals Local Business events
- Supporting the collection and maintenance of organizational data for publications and events from Local Networks in Africa
- Supporting the maintenance of Local Network quality standards and good governance, such as the preparation of Regional Network Council meeting agendas, presentations, and quarterly communications
- Supporting the design and implementation of Global Compact programmes and initiatives in Africa, such as drafting concept notes, presentations and meeting agendas
- Currently in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree (e.g. an area related to international development, social sciences, economics or law); or
- Currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or
- have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies.
- Understanding of corporate sustainability and private sector development in Africa;
- Africa experience or know-how is beneficial;
- Computer literate in standard software applications;
- Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
- Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
- Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time and when they complete their studies;
- UNDP internships are not remunerated. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern or her/his sponsoring entity;
- UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
- Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
- Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in the UN during the period of the internship;
- Interns must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
- Interns are not staff members and may not represent the UN in any official capacity;
- Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
- Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.
- Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.
How to Apply
Apply Online for the UNDP: Internship programme 2020
Closing date: 20-Sep-19