S/he will provide support significantly to the analysis and formulation of strategies and economic briefings to Senior Management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of Programme Manager: Inclusive Growth the intern will undertake the following tasks:
- Regular tracking, assemblage and analysis of socio-economic data relevant to the execution of the UNDP’s mandate of supporting the Government of South Africa.
- Periodic analysis of economic and social development issues that contribute to the promotion of inclusive and sustainable economic growth and as well as social development in South Africa.
- Analysis of the country’s macro-economic policies and their impact on poverty reduction, economic growth, social development, equity, and collective prosperity, among others.
- Develop concept notes and draft business proposals.
- Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents.
- Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings.
- Document and internet research.
- Improved Expedite project implementation systematically through discussions and correspondences as well as field visits and analysis of periodic project progress reports.
- Information and knowledge management including dissemination to project stakeholders and organizing relevant dialogue sessions.
- Capturing and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme goals.
- Participate in meetings and ensure that plans, activities and resources are optimally coordinated with all partners and relevant programmes/projects.
- Draft terms of reference as directed and for final review by the programme manager.
- Above average understanding and knowledge of public policy issues in a developing country context
- Ability to make new and useful ideas work
- Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform in a culturally diverse environment
- Ability and evidence to get things done
- Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
- Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
- Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
- Bachelor’s degree preferably in Economics, Development, Public Administration, or other related fields
- UNDP interns receive payment of a monthly stipend based on the rate established by the duty station
- UNDP interns accrue leave at a rate of 1.5 days per month;
- UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
- Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
- Interns must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan;
- Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
- Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
- Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time and when they complete their studies (if still enrolled);
- Interns need to make own arrangements for travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.