Communications and Partnerships – Intern

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Background

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, working with national counterparts on solutions to global and national development challenges. In the programme countries, UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance and development priorities in partnership with the host governments, the United Nations system, the development partners and other partners to help the country to achieve sustainable development by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shock. UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from systems and institutional strengthening to inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods, as well as sustainable energy, environment and resilience. UNDP’s programmes continue to fully integrate a global vision for catalytic change with India’s national priorities. With over 30 projects on the ground in almost every state, today UNDP India works to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by transforming traditional models to do development differently. In a rapidly changing global environment, the work of UNDP and the broader UN family aligns with the Government of India's new national development vision, India 2030, and builds upon the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP India's country programme for 2018-2022 has three major focus areas:

  • Inclusive growth
  • Environment and energy
  • Strengthening systems and institutions

These are supported by a framework of renewed partnerships and blended finance solutions, a pool of financial and technical resources for greater impact and scale, and South-South expertise. You are invited to join a team of dedicated development professionals whose primary role is to support India to achieve the 2030 Agenda. As part of the UNDP team your focus will be to work with multiple stakeholders to find the country specific solutions that lead to sustainable development and to ensure no one is left behind - and we reach those furthest behind first. UNDP is looking for individuals who have the communication, analytical, planning and implementation capacities that can address links, choices and connections across many issues and sectors. We seek individuals who can apply global best practice to national contexts. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to making a positive contribution to development in India.

Duties and Responsibilities

As part of the Communications Unit and under the supervision of the Head of Communications, the Communications Intern will be responsible for undertaking the following activities:

Mapping and Scoping for Partnerships

  • Carry out mapping of potential partnerships in accordance with UNDP’s partnership strategy (including private sector, foundations, bilateral, and multilateral donors).
  • Support in preparing presentations, decks, pitches, toolkits and process documents.
  • Support with current and potential partnerships of the UNDP by conducting due diligence, providing background for private sector events and assisting in outreach to private sector partners.

Support in implementation of UNDP India’s Communications Strategy

  • Support the team with curation and coordination of events, campaigns, workshops highlighting the work of UNDP and building relationships within the ecosystem.
  • Build communication materials for events and help spread awareness through the relevant channels.
  • Support content development for stories, op-eds, talking points, press releases and/or social media posts.
  • Support the team with curation and coordination of events, campaigns, workshops highlighting the work of UNDP and building relationships within the ecosystem.

Other: Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.

Competencies

  • Strong sense of collaborative work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Excellent designing skills;
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher); b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent); c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation; d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program. e) Candidates with background in Journalism, English Literature and Public Relations will be preferred.

Skills:

  • Has sound knowledge of Microsoft office (Office 365, SharePoint Online)
  • Ability to produce high quality documents with quick turnaround time.
  • Good team player and ability to adapt to change in work environment
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and adjust accordingly as new priorities arise.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and understanding of Hindi is desirable.

Application procedure:

The application should contain:

The completed “Application Form” including names of 3 referees.

Current and completed CV in English; Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents, upon selection:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in their undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme.
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance. Kindly note, UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

Working arrangements: Interns are provided stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government foundation or scholarship programme. A stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station. The stipend will be paid monthly and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.

Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan. Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.

  • The intern is 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 UNDP during the period of the internship.
  • Interns are non-staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
  • The purpose of the internship 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.
  • The intern will be evaluated at the end of the internship.

IMPORTANT: Family relationships are required to be disclosed in order to avoid real or perceived family influence or conflict of interest, within UNDP. If the candidate/ hiring manager has not disclosedthat he/she was related to an individual employed by UNDP in whatever contractual modality and irrespective of the nature of the family relationship, this may constitute a basis for withdrawing the offer of internship or, if the internship has started, to terminate it without notice or indemnity.

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