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.
The Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) supports UNDP’s analytical, programmatic, and policy advisory services in the countries of Central and South-eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Turkey. The Centre coordinates projects and provides services in three main areas which are Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, and Energy and Environment. The IRH Security Focal Point (SFP) and under his supervision Local Security Associate (LSA) fulfills all tasks related to the management of safety and security for UNDP personnel in the Istanbul Regional Hub.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main task of an Intern will be to contribute to the accomplishment of various UNDP IRH Security initiatives including support to the SFP and LSA.
Main duties of the intern will be as follows:
- Media monitoring and drafting of Security updates.
- Assistance with Security projects received from UNDP IRH Security Focal Point.
- The development of template forms for easy storage of standard information and country updates, keeping databases up to date.
- Security assessments of buildings and development of emergency precautionary measures.
- Updating Staff Security Databases related to access control, area warden, and unit-based headcount systems.
- Interfacing with current technology to recommend better solutions for security challenges in the office.
- Other required support to the work of IRH SFP and Security Associate.
- Excellent relationship management, communication, and analytic skills;
- A well-organized individual with the ability to multi-task;
- A team player: ability to work productively and effectively with others;
- Excellent IT literacy.
Required Skills and Experience
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.
- Previous related work experience in a national or an international entity would be an asset but is not required.
- Experience in usage of databases or Security Notification Software is an asset.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English;
Learning:The intern will develop a good overview of regional security practices and a basic understanding of UNDP Security concepts.
Internships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement.
Starting from January 2020 interns will receive stipends according to UN rules and regulations.
Any further costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs.
The application should contain:
Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents:Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in a 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.
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents, illness or death during the internship;
Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
Interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance;
The purpose of the Internship Programme 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.
More information available at: http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/rbec/en/home/about_us/jobs/internships/.