- Intern, CSO and Media, Asia
Location: Yangon, MYANMAR
Application Deadline: 17-Aug-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 28-Aug-2017
Duration of Initial Contract : 4 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 4 Months
UNDP's Country Programme in Myanmar strengthens demand-led governance, empowering men, women and civil society to understand and advocate for rights, and enhance capacity of public institutions to understand those demands, hold dialogues with the people in furtherance of peace process and implement reforms that promote accountability and responsiveness.
Through Output 2 - Civil Society and Media, UNDP has supported 7 CSO networks and 3 media networks at state/region level to represent civil society, initiate CSO coordination with State/Region Government and provide training and networking opportunities to CSOs. In addition, UNDP has supported 31 women-led township level CSOs (called 'Township Leading Groups' or TLGs) and their May Doe Kabar National Network to engage in institutional strengthening/organizational development, outreach and engagement of rural women with local administrations and other development actors, and other rural women's empowerment activities.
In regard to the activities above, UNDP provided these various civil society partners grant support as well as technical assistance. In collaboration with the partners UNDP has collected data and information to evaluate and measure the impacts and changes of the programme interventions.
With the conclusion of the current programme of support, UNDP has planned several final actions to promote the sustainability of the support, analyze programme impacts, share knowledge learned under the programme, and provide context analysis and inputs for the Country Office on relevant future project development directions. With the early departure of the Programme Specialist-Civil Society and Media, the Programme Analyst-Civil Society and Media requires the additional technical support and guidance of an international IC expert on civil society and civic engagement to complete these actions.
It is envisaged that during the internship, the Intern would complete the following tasks
Provide suggestion on the survey-based Analysis reports of CSO and media networks for use in connection with both internal reporting and context analysis;
Support and implement upcoming Report launching event for civil society networks and fair with donors and INGO partners;
The overall supports for preparation on Report launching event and fair as well as outreach events and other knowledge product development;
Provide suggestion for May Doe Kabar Rural Launching Event, which will be held in October 15 and provide required technical and additional supports to Maye Doe Kabar BoD and rural women.
Strong organizational and knowledge on Civil Society and Media;
Excellent analytical, communication, and writing skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Experience working in training, workshop and especially on curriculum development;
Respect for diversity: understanding of the United Nations system, operations and structures, particularly those related to capacity development and/or post-conflict contexts;
Strong knowledge on Gender theory and practices.
Demonstrate integrity and fairness, by modeling the UNDP's values and ethical standards;
Promote the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP;
Display excellent cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Achievement of the above key results will contribute to the successful implementation of UNDP's communications initiatives that support human rights, humanitarian, development and peace agendas.
Required Skills and Experience
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 (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
A person who is the child or sibling of an UNDP staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at UNDP. An applicant who bears any other family relationship with a UNDP staff member may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member.
For purposes of this policy, 'child' means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or the child of a staff member's spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). 'Sibling' includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child of the spouse of a parent of a staff member (that is, also half- and stepsibling).
Enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme in a Public Policy and Civil Society: Public relation and their Political Institutions (Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible).
Develop training, workshop curriculum and Agenda
Understanding of national media landscape in Myanmar;
Knowledge on Gender sensitivities and awareness
Creativity in writing and production of special event
Excellent command of written and spoken English.
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.
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