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 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.
To support the Government of Malaysia to take initial steps and plan sequenced strategies for mobilizing and aligning public and private resources to the 2030 Agenda, UNDP is implementing several projects aimed at targeting the achievement of SDGs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specifically the intern may be involved in (i) conducting primary or secondary research on specific areas as assigned or relevant to ongoing projects above (ii) directly supporting engagements with government agencies, other UN agencies, International Financial Institutions, civil society organisations, academia and more through event planning activities as part of the internship’s communication aspects. In this context the intern will be involved in exciting, meaningful, and challenging work to support a broad range of different projects, such as the INFF (Integrated National Financing Framework), the National Human Development Report, SDG Roadmap Project, Islamic Financing, Private Sector Strategic Interventions and Sustainable Finance and in Developing Finance Dialogues, mainly through writing and communication activities.
The key result expected is support the Economist Unit in UNDP through research, analysis, and writing and other support as needed. Under the Senior Economists supervision, the intern is expected to perform the following tasks:
- Engage in basic desk research in the thematic priority areas as determined by the supervisor;
- Compile research findings (eg best practices, lessons learnt, experiences and key narratives) on determined thematic areas;
- Provide support to the UNDP CO’s seminars, workshops, conferences, where applicable;
- Engage in communication via writing press releases, blog entries, social media feeds, policy extractions, infographics and reports amongst other activities.
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
Functional Competences:Excellent research, writing and communication skills;Ability to work under pressure, to prioritize and to show a spirit of initiative and a capacity to work in an independent way with limited supervision;High degree of organization and initiative;Ability to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team.
IT skills:Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;Familiarity with graphic and web design, data analytic and mapping, and/or social media tools and platforms is an advantage.
Required Skills and Experience
Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:
Field of study: Social Sciences, Humanities, , Economics, Business, Finance, Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Environmental Studies, Graphic Design and related fields
Language skills:Fluency in English is required;Knowledge of Malay is an advantage;Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
INTERNSHIP CONDITIONSUNDP will provide a stipend in the amount of RM637.50 monthly in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern or her/his sponsoring entity;UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;Interns are 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 must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;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;Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.