Youth Employment Programme:
Global challenges of poverty, economic inequality and political instability are particularly high for the more 1.8 billion young people around the world between the ages of 10-24 years, majority of whom are concentrated in developing countries. This development challenge is most visible in Pakistan, which also has suffered one of the highest global instances of terrorism in the last two decades. A profound sense of loss, vulnerability and disadvantage caused by economic inequality, political instability and structural violence is coinciding with dynamic shifts in Pakistan’s demographics with a population size of 207.7 million - making it the fifth most populous country in the world. A large proportion (31%) of this consists of young people between the ages of 15-29 years, who live in an environment of multidimensional and intersectional vulnerabilities to these challenges. Pakistan’s ‘youth bulge’ offers unique opportunities for the country’s social and economic uplift. The latent potential, dynamism, and energy of young people can be harnessed by providing openings for engagement, growth and self-actualization through youth-focused and youth-led development initiatives. UNDP’s ‘Kamyab Jawan Pakistan’ (Successful Youth) Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) is aimed at reducing young people’s vulnerability to involvement in anti-social behaviour through a range of interventions aimed at creating opportunities for knowledge, skills and leadership development; active citizen and policy engagement; and economic empowerment as means and ends to sustaining peace in Pakistan.
Under the supervision of Programme Specialist YEP, the intern will assist YEP team, particularly in carrying out the project tasks and responsibilities.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
Support research linked to delivery of programme and project as per agreed work planned
Provide administrative programme support to key activities of Programme Unit;
Provide support on the development of relevant communications materials;
Provide other assistance e.g. preparation and translation of documents and organizing meetings.
Develop the minutes of meetings
Assist in preparation of presentation material
Contribute to creation of project information
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the ongoing activities of CPRU.
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
Respect the core values of UNDP
Excellent organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;
Ability to multi-task, to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;
Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision;
Networking skills to engage with key internal and external partners;
Knowledge of the UN/UNDP and commitment to UN mission and UNDP mandate;
Computer proficiency: MS Office
Education: Bachelor/Master’s Degree innternational Relations, Political Science, Economics or related field;
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a Masters Degree programme;
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a Bachelor’s Degree;
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (Bachelors/Masters) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Language Requirements: The candidate must be fluent in English and Urdu, having both written and speaking skills with ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Duration: 8-10 weeks
Candidates who get selected for internship at UNDP shall be required to provide the following prerequisite documents:
- Proof of medical insurance for the duration of the internship
- Letter from the candidate’s university confirming current enrollment and graduation date, if applicable;
- Copy of the candidate’s transcript;
Note: A person who is the child or sibling of an UNDP staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at UNDP.
UNDP provides Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply (local and internal VA).
UNDP has zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment (SH) and Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants bank accounts.