Position: UNV Field Unit Intern
Location: Cairo – UNV Field Unit
Duration: 4 Months (Mid-August to Mid-December)
Applying: Qualified candidates should email CV and cover letter by (12 August 2013) to the following address (email@example.com) with the subject line (“UNV Field Unit Intern”). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.
UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UNV volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity, as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Taskforce on Volunteerism
Conducting a qualitative study based on interviews and stories told in the meetings by participating organisations or volunteers which reflect on know how (procedures, processes, tactics) and know why (lessons learned, reasons for failures/success).
Taking notes, monitoring and reporting
Sharing meeting minutes and regular monthly reports with the taskforce members
International Volunteer Day (IVD)
Assist in UNV’s annual event the “International Volunteer Day (IVD)” including organization, fundraising and coordination
Assist in the preparation of the event report
UNV Field Unit
Support UNV’s Field Unit for any required administrative work.
Perform other relevant duties, as required.
Develop Good Practices Guide on Volunteer Schemes in Egypt: In partnership with the taskforce on volunteerism, UNV is aiming to collect and document success stories on youth and volunteerism initiatives in Egypt. The intern is expected to work on developing a guide on how to develop good practice volunteer schemes in Egypt based on the presented success stories.
Qualifications and Experience
Current enrollment in a Master’s degree or equivalent.
Excellent writing, editing and communications skills.
Fluency in English is a must; Fluency in Arabic and/or French will be an asset.
Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines;
Enthusiastic about the role of youth volunteerism and participation in peace and development, and ready to learn.
Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required
Knowledge of volunteerism and experience in volunteering is a strong asset.
General Terms and Conditions
UNDP Conditions of Service for interns apply for interns working with UNV.
The Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. Costs and arrangements for travel, visa, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for the intern's medical insurance or for costs arising from illness during the internship. Interns are required to provide proof of medical and life insurance coverage for the period that the internship will last before starting the internship.
UNDP Internship application (see Annex I below)
University letter confirming current enrollment and graduation date
Endorsement letter from a Professor
Copy of a school transcript
Writing Sample: a 1 page motivational statement of candidates desire to contribute to the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV)
Application Deadline: 12 August 2013
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