Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Intern

  • Added Date: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 23 April 2024
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UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With presence in 170 countries and territories, UNDP endeavors to help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships, and institutions so they can sustain their progress. UNDP personnel are united by a common purpose: to help countries and communities across the world pursue peaceful, prosperous lives, lived in harmony with the planet.

Enabling UNDP to meet client and partner needs, the Office of Human Resources in the Bureau of Management Services (BMS/OHR) is the hub for the global HR function at UNDP, providing strategy, policy setting, guidance, and oversight. In addition, OHR provides a broad range of HR advisory and talent management services enabling UNDP to deliver fully integrated development solutions at corporate level. Within BMS/OHR, UNDPโ€™s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team serve as a center of excellence on a range of DEI matters, such as anti-racism, disability inclusion, LGBTIQ+ allyship and more, partnering across the organization to drive forward UNDPโ€™s inclusive culture and strengthen its diverse workforce.

In 2023, UNDP launched the first phase of its ambitious DEI Strategy (2023-2025), which provides the organization with a progressive maturity model to enable action and growth around key areas. The strategy also mandated the establishment of a DEI Committee, which is a high-level oversight body which supports the acceleration of DEI commitments and implementation across the organization. In this context, BMS/OHR is seeking an intern to support UNDPโ€™s DEI Committee and UNDPโ€™s first ever DEI week of events, as well as contribute overall to strengthening the DEI footprint within the organization by contributing to DEI communications and engagement efforts.

Full-time for 6 months, the internship requires creativity, enthusiasm, ability to work independently, passion for DEI, eagerness to learn and motivation to empower personnel from marginalized backgrounds in the workplace.

Persons from minoritized backgrounds, including people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide support to UNDPโ€™s DEI Committee and its thematic subgroups.

Passion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, especially LBGTIQ+ inclusion or Anti-racism would be a benefit.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required.Knowledge of other UN languages would be an asset.

This vacancy is archived.

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