UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.
UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:
• Sustainable development
• Democratic governance and peacebuilding
• Climate and disaster resilience
In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.
In 2010 UNDP launched the Green Commodities Programme (GCP) – currently known as Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) - to improve the national economic, social, and environmental performance of agricultural commodity sectors. FACS works within agricultural commodity production in countries of UNDP operation where the programme can have significant impact on the livelihood of farmers and their communities and can protect high conservation value forests and important vulnerable ecosystems.
Internship Office Background
Since 2014, the Food & Agricultural Commodity Systems Community fulfils a pivotal learning, connectivity and knowledge management function towards the Food & Agricultural Commodity Systems Practice (FACS), the Good Growth Partnership (GGP), the Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Programme led by the World Bank, the SECO Sustainable Landscape Programme (SLPI) and a growing
number of other initiatives.
The FACS Community is a safe learning space welcoming global change makers, local leaders and practitioners from international organizations, government, business, and civil society. It offers a range of services to its members that allow them, among other things, to collaborate with their project stakeholders, take part in learning events, receive coaching, access guidance documents, find answers from peers & experts about specific innovative solutions & tools, grow their networks, meet at global in-person & virtual
Today the Community counts 400+ members from 32 countries working on 10 food and agricultural commodities, and is planning to double its size in the coming years.
Within the Food & Agricultural Commodity Systems Practice (FACS), and under the supervision of the Community Manager, the Community Intern supports all aspects of Community operations and assists the Community Lead, Community Advisors and Community Assistant in delivering key activities:
Actively promoting the Community, its digital platform and membership services to existing and future members, expanding, and growing the membership size, improving the visibility of the Community including all its learning events and ensuring that the platform is up to date.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support to the UNDP Food & Agricultural Commodity Systems Community team in:
- Provide generic support with the back-office of the community digital platform (Hivebrite) and upload content (posts, events, resources, videos, lessons learnt),
- Collate Community-related data (events, membership statistics etc.), including presentation in flowcharts, tables, slides,
- Support with the maintenance and updating of the Community databases,
- Support with the organization of internal & external meetings, calls with existing members, and orientation calls for new members when needed,
- Support in preparation of meeting minutes or reports,
- Support in delivery of virtual events including technical support with the usage of various videotelephony software programs (e.g. Zoom) and other digital tools (Mural, Miro, Mentimeter, Otter etc.),
- Support with video editing and creating content for newsletters/bulletins,
- Any other tasks as requested by the Community Lead and Community Advisors.
Competencies and Skills
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
- Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
- Interest in knowledge management and communications;
- Excellent IT skills including MS Office;
- Excellent writing and editing skills;
- Experience in data collection and analysis;
- Experience with digital tools & software (video conferencing, interactive presentations, visual collaboration);
- Experience with social media management is a plus.
- Proactive and able to take initiative;
- Able to work independently as part of a globally distributed team;
- Energetic, positive and constructive attitude;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
- Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skill.
Required Skills and Experience
Requirements and Qualifications
(a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor level or equivalent) in a relevant
study area, such as environmental management, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, global development, social or
political sciences, or any other related field.
(b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) such as environmental management,
agriculture, sustainable development, economics, global development, social or political sciences, or any other related field.
(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) as environmental management, agriculture, sustainable
development, economics, global development, social or political sciences, or any other related field and, if selected, must start the
internship within one-year of graduation.
Knowledge of video conferencing software (e.g. Zoom), online visual collaboration platforms (e.g. MURAL, MIRO), online graphic design
platforms (e.g. Adobe, Canva), community management platforms (e.g. Hivebrite);
Excellent IT skills including MS Office.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Experience in content creation and in graphic design.
Language Requirements: Fluent English and Spanish.
(Remote Internship / Home Based).
As of January 1 2020, Interns may be given a stipend according to the UNDP Internship Policies, if is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme.
• UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
• Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
• Interns must provide proof of enrolment in Health Insurance Plan valid for the location, and the duration of the internship.
• Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
• Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
• UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
• Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas, arranging travel, accommodation.