INTERN – ICT Support

To effectively and efficiently implement the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan for UN Women Cameroon seeks to recruit an ICT Intern.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Finance Associate, the ICT Intern will work in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations teams for resolving complex ICT-related issues.

  • Monitor the network connection on a daily basis to ensure stable and responsive network environment
  • Develop user requirements and specifications for software and equipment
  • Review Troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and provide solutions to hardware/software problems
  • Perform other ICT related support tasks, as required.

Learning objectives

  • Increased knowledge on providing hardware and software maintenance services;
  • Increased knowledge on providing quality support and advice to staff members;
  • Learn more about timely web maintenance;
  • Increased understanding of workings of UN Women.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications

Education:

  • The intern must have studies in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering or ICT related field or other similar subject at the university level.
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in French are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.

Application Information:

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment

UN Women Internship Policy:

1.) Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

2.) UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;

3.) All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;

4.) UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;

5.) The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;

6.) Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to positions in the professional and above category in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;

7.) The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application

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.

Application closing date: 26 July 2019

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Information Management and Data Science Internship for Crisis Risk Analysis & Early Warning UNDP Crisis Bureau

Background

UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the importance of contextual analysis, crisis prevention and recovery, and the management of multidimensional risks as fundamental for development. The Crisis Bureau is responsible for UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies, vision and priorities for crisis prevention, response, and recovery. The Bureau supports policy and programme development in keys areas including Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Migration and Displacement, Livelihoods and Economic Recovery, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery.

One of the areas of responsibility of UNDP’s Crisis Bureau is to ensure that UNDP is well positioned to anticipate and to respond in the timeliest and most effective manner to crisis, primarily regarding sudden onset crises and complex protracted crises, triggered by natural disasters or armed conflicts alike. The Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team provides crisis risk and early warning support to HQ and to Country Offices (COs) to address their needs in contextual risk analysis, adaptation, early action and—acknowledging unique contextual circumstances as well as unique CO requirements—provide tailored support.

To improve UNDP’s crisis risk analysis capabilities, the Crisis Bureau is exploring the targeted use of data science to harness new and emerging technologies such as machine learning / artificial intelligence and alternative data sources such as social media analytics and satellite imagery analysis, to support forecasting collective risks to human development (including risks of disasters, impact of climate change, risk of violent conflict and social unrest) in order to inform preventive action to mitigate the potential effects of crises on affected populations.

In support of UNDP’s engagement on the use of data science for crisis risk analysis and early warning, the Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team is seeking an information management and data science intern to support the organization’s early warning capacities, information gathering and management, and the development of machine learning tools and competencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will provide support to the early warning team in its information management and data science tools development activities, particularly related to the further development and operation of the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD), which is a data management and visualization platform to track crisis risks.

Information management and tools development support may include:

  • Identifying additional data sources and manage data flows that support crisis risk analysis by engaging in data modeling and database development;
  • Supporting the collection, management, and publishing of documents, data, information, and digital content, using UNDP’s content management systems;
  • Developing customized applications and tools to strengthen CRD data collection, analysis and visualization capabilities;
  • Support the development of training material for the Global Crisis Risk Dashboard
  • Developing customized CRDs that offer country- or issue-based tracking and analysis by designing and developing visual interfaces, human-computer interaction modeling, and usability testing;
  • Researching innovative forms of acquiring data for early warning, particularly in context where data is scarce;
  • Contributing new ideas for improving the CRD in terms of the early warning data, and in terms of how the dashboard is used for effective crisis risk analysis;
  • Other related duties as may be assigned by the Early Warning Programme Specialist.

Machine learning / artificial intelligence tools development support may include:

  • Identifying new use cases for Machine Learning via Crisis Risk Dashboard applications
  • Supporting the development of machine learning models applying structured and unstructured learning including but not limited to regressions, random forest models, clustering models, sentiment analysis, NLP (natural language processing) and Topic Modelling

The intern is expected to participate as an active member of the team and openly contribute his/her perspectives throughout the internship.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent, preferably Master’s level); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
  • Preferred field of study in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Economics, Quantitative Social Sciences, etc.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications, and with particular knowledge/expertise in data science, information management, information systems, geographic information systems (GIS), database development, web management, visualization, or other related areas;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Language: Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship.

Application closing date: 26 July 2019 

Research and Communication Intern – Istanbul

Research and Communication Intern – Istanbul

Background

The IICPSD offers a selected group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to IICPSD’s work as a center of excellence for private sector in development and inclusive markets. It is designed to provide support to IICPSD’s applied research and policy advisory services and to complement the interns’ practical experience in various issues related to private sector engagement, skills generation, impact investing and other topics of international development. The Programme operates under the rules and regulations of the UNDP Internship Policy.

Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties that the intern will be expected to assist in:

  • Implementing social media plan to accelerate recognition of the Center globally;
  • Producing issues-based stories and newsletters for the website;
  • Updating UNDP website content and profiles on social networks (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) with information about project activities and events;
  • Keeping an updated media and partners contact list;
  • Creating a knowledge repository of communication-related aspects for the organization;
  • Drafting and edit a range of materials, including blog posts, brochures, presentations developed by global team and pilot country coordinators, and supporting documents for procurement and events;
  • Organizing conferences, forums or other collaborative events;
  • Providing research, writing and editing support on issues related to developing inclusive markets and business impact in achieving the sustainable development goals;
  • Other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Required Skills and Experience:

Education:

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a) be enrolled in a second university degree programme (Master Degree); b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (Bachelor Degree); or c) have graduated with a university degree in in fields such a field such as business, law, development, public administration or similar and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Experience:

  • Solid experience in managing social media content;
  • Solid experience in academic writing, research and analysis;
  • Computer literate in software applications;
  • Experience on the role of private sector in development is an asset;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP’s Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs;
  • Previous experience on project designing and implementation is an asset;
  • Social media account management and content development skills are desirable.

Language:

  • Strong spoken and written English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset;
  • Fluency in Turkish is an asset.

Application closing date: 18 August 2019