Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 711243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the UN Secretary General's report (December 2017) "Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet" puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda. This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/729 of 1 June 2018, which gave the Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning.
A reinvigorated resident coordinator system is at the centre of a repositioned United Nations development system, and while the system has been instrumental in driving coherence on the ground over the past four decades, it is now insufficiently robust to respond to the needs of the 2030 Agenda.
The Resident Coordinator’s Office has the overall responsibility to support SDG implementation and seeks to guide the UN Country Team in order to deliver more coherent, effective and efficient support to Jamaica to meet sustainable, equitable and accountable development goals under national ownership and leadership. The RCO Multi-country office in Jamaica also serves Bermuda, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Communications & Advocacy Officer, the RCO is seeking a qualified, motivated and dynamic Intern to provide support to the Partnerships & Development Finance, as well as the Communications portfolios within the RCO Multi-country Office in Jamaica, ensuring high quality of work and timely and properly documented service delivery.
The internship will provide an opportunity for a student to enhance his/her educational experience through practical work assignments in desk research, data collection and the development of information products; digital communications, particularly related to photography, videography, and graphic design. The intern will also acquire direct exposure to the UN’s work in Jamaica.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The intern will be supervised by the RCO Programme Communications & Advocacy Officer, and will be expected to work directly with other RCO focal points, to deliver the following tasks:
Conduct desk research:
Positive, constructive attitude;
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The intern must have studies in the field of communications, social marketing, international relations, social sciences or similar subject area at the university level and must meet one of the following requirements;