Background Since 1990, the Human Development Report (HDR) has featured in the international development calendar as an independent, agenda-setting publication by UNDP, which includes analysis on a key issue for human development as well as the acclaimed Human Development Index country rankings. At the National Level, national human development report (NHDRs) introduced the human development concept into national policy dialogue — not only through human development indicators and policy recommendations, but also through the country-led and country-owned process of consultation, research and report writing. To date, Egypt has published 11 NHDRs. These reports provide a wealth of data - such as statistics disaggregated by geographic location, ethnic group or along rural/urban lines - help pinpoint development gaps, measure progress and flag early warning signs of possible conflict.
Under The Direct Supervision Of The Team Leader, The Intern Will Provide Support Services Leading To The Planning, Communication and Reporting Unit (PRC) at UNDP Egypt Country Office is seeking a graduate student with an interest in research and human development related issues.
Substantive review of the Human Development reports in the Region and Egypt over the last 10 years. Extract and document national and regional policy trends pertaining to the current political economy of Egypt. Mapping existing policy tools and recommendations relating to Egypt. Analyze Egypt national strategy Vision 2030 and the global Agenda 2030 and the global SDG goals. Link research to next UNDP Country Programme prepration.
Duties and Responsibilities Under the guidance and supervision of the PRC Team Leader, the intern is expected to perform the following tasks: Review existing HDR, including national, regional and the most rent SDG reports. Assist in compiling charts, figures, tables and statistic annex. Mapp and analyze existing national strategies, policy tools and content to identify. Assist in preparation of policy briefs, thematic focus, and background informed from NHDR and global SDG report. Drawing ‘lessons learnt’ as well as consolidation of inputs for policy level discussions. Data collection and information hunting on development issues. Assist in organization of events and logistics of visits/missions. Other duties as assigned.
Expected Output 2 executive policy papers, 3 thematic briefs, and a consolidated report presenting key policy findings. The successful candidate will also be given the opportunity to present the findings to the office in a seminar.
Competencies Corporate Competencies Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
Functional Competencies Strong communication and writing skills;Highly organized, precise and independent/motivated;Good understanding of communications strategies, blogging best practice, social media trends, and techniques;Knowledge of human Development issues and their link to social development, an asset;Self-starter; organized; able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities.
Eligibility Required Skills and Experience Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in Political Science, Public Affairs, Economics, Social Sciences or International Relations. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in Political Science, Public Affairs, Economics, Social Sciences or International Relations. Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation. Experience in policy and international relations research. Familiar with the Human Development Reports and measures. Concise writing and editing skills in English. Demonstrable skills in analytical thinking, communication, and research. Good interpersonal and diplomatic skills. Ability to work independently and seek advice when needed. Languages: Fluent in English and Arabic.
Conditions UNDP may accept interns provided the following conditions are met: Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. The costs associated must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, visa, etc. UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship