UNDP Pacific in Fiji

UNDP strives to support the Pacific by coordinating United Nations activities at country level and through direct policy advice in the following areas: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) acceleration, resilience and sustainable development, inclusive growth, and poverty reduction; effective governance; gender equality; and environmental management, climate change and disaster risk management.

In the Pacific, UNDP has an office in Fiji (including an office in the Solomon Islands), Samoa and Papua New Guinea. The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji covers 10 countries including: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands (sub-office), Tonga, Tuvalu,  Vanuatu; the Samoa Office covers the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau, and Papua New Guinea has its own office. Through the Joint Presence initiative, UNDP has a presence in Kiribati, Palau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

UNDP Pacific in Fiji Suva, Fiji
Feb 18, 2019
Internship – Anti-Corruption Location : Suva, FIJI Application Deadline : 20-Feb-19  (Midnight New York, USA) Time left : 3d 18h 29m Type of Contract : Internship Post Level : Intern Languages Required : English   Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 25-Feb-2019 Duration of Initial Contract : 3-6 months Expected Duration of Assignment : 3-6 months   Background UNDP and UNODC are currently jointly implementing the “UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption” (UN-PRAC) Project. This aims to support PICs to strengthen their capacity to address corruption in order to provide better service delivery and development outcomes for their peoples. To date, there are 12 Pacific States parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) - Papua New Guinea in 2007, Fiji in 2008, Palau in 2009, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and Marshall Islands in 2011, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Nauru in 2012, Kiribati in 2013, Tuvalu in 2015 and Niue in 2017. While ratification of UNCAC is recognized as a positive demonstration of political commitment in the fight against corruption, the main focus of the Project is to support the implementation of sustainable and effective anti-corruption reform, leveraging off UNCAC as the primary international legislative framework for fighting corruption and monitoring country-level reform efforts.  The UN-PRAC Project aims to help PICs fight corruption by supporting: i) UNCAC accession and participation of States parties in the UNCAC review process; ii) effective implementation of UNCAC and work towards the achievement of SDG 16; and iii) social accountability mechanisms and the anti-corruption role of non-State actors. The purpose of the internship is to provide meaningful support to the team. The Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis.  Any in-country or regional travel required by the project will be paid for by the Project.   Duties and Responsibilities Assistance in the preparation of assessments relating to select PICs regarding their implementation with UNCAC Assistance to efforts to increase the participation of youth/women in anti-corruption advocacy in the region Support the implementation of UN-PRAC activities particularly related to youth and education (e.g. seminars/workshops) Support the development of knowledge products for the UN-PRAC team Perform other duties, as required.       Competencies Corporate Responsibility & teamwork People Skills Partnering & Networking: Results-Orientation: Innovation & Judgment Communication   Required Skills and Experience Education: Currently enrolled in a graduate-level degree programme as a full-time student in related law and or social science studies, development studies, political science/ public administration, communications or another specialization relevant to the Effective Governance. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible  Applicants available for a minimum of three months and up to six months are preferred. Applicants must state their availability. Some flexibility will be allowed in the starting date and days worked per work. Language:  Proficiency in English. Excellent report drafting skills Financial Arrangements: UNDP does not pay for internships. The costs associated with the internship must be borne by the intern or his/her nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students.  The intern will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc. Further Career Opportunities: The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern's studies. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with the UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system. Application procedures: Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via HR TO ADVISE. All the required documents should be compiled into one file. The application should contain: Combine all the documents into one file, ideally PDF, to be emailed with your application. Application Materials (Note that only complete applications will be considered): Cover letter Curriculum Vitae (The successful applicant will subsequently require health insurance coverage.) UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. As interns are not covered under any insurance, including MAIP, they should not travel to hazardous locations in the course of their internship with UNDP. Successful applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work. It must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship which: Requires transportation to the Home Country or Country of Residence for further treatment;  or Results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the Home Country, or Country of Residence. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials. The selection process will consist of interviews. From a recognized physician. If the intern is expected to travel outside the country of their residence, other than to Europe and North America, the physician must indicate whether he/she is fit to travel and has had the required inoculations for the country or countries to which the intern is to travel. The successful candidate will be advised of his/her selection within two weeks of being interviewed.     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.