Intern, Lesotho

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The Kingdom of Lesotho’s desire for comprehensive national reforms and need for international support culminated in the grafting of The Lesotho we want: Dialogue and Reforms for National Transformation – Vision, Overview and Roadmap. Pursuant to Lesotho’s call, the Lesotho National Dialogue and Stabilization Project was initiated in 2018 to coalesce international support for the reform process. The process has resulted in inter alia: generation of a national consensus on national dialogue and reforms path; establishment of the National Leaders Form as a policy space for high level political negotiations; the first Multi-Stakeholder National Dialogue Plenary; enactment of the National Reforms and Dialogue Act 2018; establishment of the National Dialogue Planning Committee (NDPC) with a Secretariat and; successful completion of the In-District and diaspora consultations. In accordance with the National Reforms and Dialogue Act 2018, NDPC is obligated to consolidate the dialogue outputs and organise the National Leaders Form as well as the Multi-Stakeholder National Dialogue Plenary II. To achieve this, coordinated specialised expertise of a diverse range are being assembled to backstop NDPC in sharpening thoughts and crystallising ideas into concise reform content. While the NDPC will provide leadership at a strategic level, ensuring organisational buy-in and, commitment from stakeholders, the technical experts will provide cross-sectional subject matter expertise and maintaining technical linkages in producing succinct decision motions for adoption during Multi-Stakeholder National Dialogue Plenary II.

  • Support preparation of basic documentation and compilation of necessary information and analysis for consolidation exercise.
  • Support project coordination and reporting mechanisms between the Experts, National Dialogue Planning Committee and UNDP
  • Support preparation and compilation of reports for dialogue process documentation,
  • Prepare drafts of relevant background documents for meetings
  • Support the Project Administration and Finance Officer in preparation of project activities; documentation, workshops and meetings
  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.
  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set;
  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:
  • currently in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree; or
  • currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or
  • have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a bachelor’s  or master’s degree or equivalent studies.
  • UNDP internships are not remunerated. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern or her/his sponsoring entity;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • 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 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;
  • Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.

Contract Duration: 2-6 months

Closing date: 10/09/2019

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