Industrial Development Intern Opportunity at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization |UNIDO
Industrial Development Intern Opportunity at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
The Intern shall work under the direct supervision of the UNIDO Country Representative of the Field Office in Algeria.
- Requisition ID: 2706
- Grade: Intern
- Category: Internship
- Employment Type: NonStaff-Regular
- Country: Algeria
- Duty Station: Algiers
- Entry Date: As soon as possible
- Internship Duration: 3-6 months
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.
Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.
Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO) is responsible for UNIDO’s relations with Member States and all external partners, including through the Policymaking Organs. It plays a central role for interaction and collaboration with traditional and non-traditional donors; oversees the regional bureaus as well as the network of established field offices, liaison offices and Investment and Technology Promotion Offices; and supports the implementation of particularly complex projects, programmes and special assignments, thus also fulfilling an important role in safeguarding their quality and the reputation of the Organization.
Division of Regional Bureaus and Field Offices (GLO/RFO) coordinates the field representation and interventions of UNIDO in Member States and regions. Within this context, the Division is responsible for determining programmatic priorities for UNIDO’s services and ensuring that UNIDO responds to the specific needs and requirements of Member States and development partners at the country and regional levels. It facilitates, upon guidance of GLO/FLS, the development of regional strategies, country programmes (including Programmes for Country Partnership, PCPs) and monitors their implementation. The Division encompasses all the UNIDO field offices and the five Regional Bureaus: Africa (GLO/RFO/AFR), also hosting the IDDA III Secretariat; Arab Region (GLO/RFO/ARB); Asia and the Pacific (GLO/RFO/ASP); Europe and Central Asia (GLO/RFO/EUR); and Latin American and the Caribbean (GLO/RFO/LAC).
This internship position is located in the UNIDO Field Office in Algeria, which promotes the Organization as an effective partner for development, and for this purpose maintain close contact with all local stakeholders at the country level as appropriate, including government institutions and international entities.
The duration of an internship at UNIDO is between three to six months, is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member, in the division or office that they are assigned to. Interns shall cover all costs associated with their internship, including visa, travel to and from the duty station, insurance, transportation, accommodation and living expenses.
GENERIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Intern shall work under the direct supervision of the UNIDO Country Representative of the Field Office in Algeria and shall be engaged as follows:
a) Exposed to the regular core functions of the Office and as such shall have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations and engage in on-the-job training in specific actions delegated by the Supervisor.
b) Engaged in a specific self-contained assignment described below:
- Support the office in promoting and monitoring UNIDO’s technical cooperation (TC) activities in Algeria, through on-demand based specific reporting, attendance to meetings, assistance to project identification and development, assistance to resource and partnership mapping, support programme activities monitoring and evaluation.
- Support in collection and consolidation of information and data for reporting within the One UN, UNINFO and UNDAF reports.
- Participate in the UN technical working group, seminars, meetings, conferences and other stakeholder meetings and prepare briefs for the office.
- Compile best practices, lessons learned, experience and stories on key thematic areas of UNIDO’s interventions in Algeria.
- Assist with the organization of meetings, workshops, seminars, and other similar activities, supporting the preparation of agendas, minute, co-drafting background materials and meeting reports.
- Support in drafting and dissemination of the office’s annual newsletter.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
c) Other Special emerging Projects that may enhance the learning experience of the Intern.
The Intern will be required to prepare an end-of-internship report, which will be submitted to and cleared by UNIDO Internship Coordination.
MINIMUM ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Age: Minimum 20 years on the first day of the internship.
Education: Enrolled in a university degree programme; or begin the internship within one year of completing a university degree; or completed a university degree and be sponsored as part of an academic or development programme.
Field of specialization: Economics, business administration or a field relevant to UNIDO’s mandate and service areas.
Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
Other skills: Proficiency in the use of standard software applications. Previous exposure in project management is an asset.
DEADLINE: 28 September 2023
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