The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for UNDP’s external relations and advocacy functions. The Bureau leads and supports the organization in cultivating, building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances that are essential for advancing and successfully achieving the mission of UNDP. These relationships encompass a wide range and number of key constituencies and development partners, that includes existing and prospective donor countries/emerging funding partners, multilateral institutions such as the IFIs, the European Commission, the private sector, foundations, academia and think tanks, the wider UN system, various UN inter-governmental bodies, as well as global, regional and national media. The main functions of BERA are (1) Resource mobilization, coordination and partnership management (2) UN & Multilateral coherence; and (3) External Communication to raise UNDP’s profile and improve communication. BERA’s top priorities over the next 12 months are linked to resource mobilization to complement implementation of the new Strategic Plan, positioning UNDP in light of UN reform imperatives and continual advocacy with member states on global development challenges.
BERA consists of the Directorate, Strategic Analysis Unit and three Groups: Partnerships (PG) Communications (CG), and UN System Affairs (UNSAG). In addition, BERA has Representation Offices in five major donor capitals and regional advisors posted in each of the five UNDP regional hubs.
The Partnerships Group (PG) facilitates UNDP’s partnerships and actively supports resource mobilization for UNDP’s work globally from governmental and non-governmental actors. Key functions include:
Diversify UNDP’s funding base by supporting fundraising through International Finance Institutions, the Private Sector and individuals.
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Partnerships Portfolio Management Team Leader, the Intern will undertake tasks related to one or more of the areas listed below. Learning and mentoring as well as facilitating exposure to a range of experiences for the intern will be an explicitly targeted goal during the internship.
Perform other duties as may be required
Outputs/ Deliverables/ Reporting Requirements:
General administration and logistical support provided, including meetings, events, workshops, teleconferences, webinars, etc.
NOTE: The internship must start within one year of graduation.
Years of experience:
Relevant national/international experience in development, international relations, finance/economics, political science, management, communications, business consulting, knowledge management or related field.
UNDP may accept interns provided the following conditions are met:
In addition, selected candidate will need to:
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