The interested candidate will report to the international consultant supporting the iIATT-SPHS Secretariat (Supervisor) and the Regional HHD Team Leader for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Moreover, the candidate will initiate/assist/monitor and develop the following initiatives; and the planning of regular meetings as well as facilitate knowledge exchange.
The intern will be expected to: • Assist the Supervisor in administrative and logistical support to the iIATT-SPHS Secretariat (e.g. assist in providing assistance to inter-agency working groups and committees); • Assist in organization of monthly meetings for the iIATT-SPHS by inviting external participants, drafting the agenda, coordinating all logistics and technological support; • Organize teleconferences with UN and non-UN members and write minutes; • Prepare stream of activities on monthly basis; • File documents and compile data; • Prepare PowerPoint presentations: briefing on IIATT-SPHS; • Maintain the group’s forum on Teamworks; • Assist in communicating findings and facilitating knowledge dissemination and exchange among the various interested parties; • Support communications between internal and external parties and serve as a ‘point of contact’ for requests for information on the initiative/task team; • Assist in identifying, contacting and following-up with partners employing ‘best practices’ in sustainable procurement in the health sector; • Assist with liaising with expert stakeholders from the academic, scientific, and third-sector community in order to adapt a methodology for introducing environmental criteria in bidding processes; • Contribute to the process of writing proposals which will be submitted to diverse institutions, with an aim of obtaining additional funding for activities which fall under the iIATT-SPHS mandate; • Other duties falling within the scope of these responsibilities.
The internship will also span broader aspects related to sustainability in procurement of goods and services for the health sector. This will be in terms of further research into the innovations being carried out globally in this field as well as aspects such as Corporate Social Responsibility. The ways in which UN policies and practices for sustainability can promote economic and social development in developing countries rather than pose obstacles to economic growth in emerging markets is also an important area of consideration that the intern will be encouraged to explore.
The aim of the internship will be to enhance the theoretical knowledge of the intern through substantive and operational engagement with sustainability practices and policies of the Organization while assisting with the initiatives and plans that are already in place and those that are in the pipeline.
• Good team worker; • Solid writing and communications abilities; • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task; • Must be able to work in a multicultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities; • Responsible, responsive, and enthusiastic; • Be willing to work within the framework of UNDP’s internship policies
Interns are selected on a competitive basis. The following minimum qualifications are required: Education: • Enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as economics, public or business administration, environmental studies, public health or health and environment; • Interested candidate will be eligible to undertake this internship only if he/she is currently, and over the full period of internship, enrolled in the graduate level course. Experience: • Knowledge of sustainable development terminology a strong advantage; • Experience in project writing; resource mobilization; partnership building desirable; • Experience in event management would be an asset; • Proficient with managing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and data bases. Other: • Must be available at least 20 hours a week for a period of at least 3 months. Languages: • Written and spoken proficiency in at least one, and preferably two of the three working languages used by UNDP: English, French and Spanish; • Fluency in Arabic, Portuguese, Russian or Eastern European language is an asset
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14 Mart 2019
14 Mart 2019
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