The United Nations in Manila committed itself to support Philippines to accelerate its progress towards the achievement of the SDG’s and the development agenda. It is against the backdrop of this vision that the wellness of staff should be one of the top priorities within the institution.
The program has an explicit aim of improving the quality of life for all the staff and their families by providing support and helping to alleviate the impact of everyday work and personal problems. The rationale behind wellness program is that of encouraging healthy habits and how they can prevent or lower the risk of serious health conditions at a later stage. The topics include education about nutrition, stress, depression, healthy eating, sports and exercise.
Duties and Responsibilities
- S/he assists with organizing of Wellness events;
- S/he assists with the production of the Wellness Promotional materials eg. pamphlets;
- S/he assists with keeping an updated referral partners contact list;
- She will assist with preparing Wellness Committee meetings and updating minutes
- S/he performs other duties as required.
Expected Programme Outcomes
- Ensure effective planning, implementation and assessment of UN Wellness activities for UN staff in Manila.
- Focus on Critical Incident and Stress Prevention and Management Activities within the UNDSS CISMU strategic framework.
- Work with Wellness Committee to develop and implement a plan of activities like sports etc.
- Support the PSEA Counsellor to raise awareness and advocate for positive living for UN staff, including stigma and discrimination.
- Monitor and assess the impact of wellness activities.
- Develop and implement an outreach strategy for the UN Wellness activities and reach staff outside Manila.
Furthermore, interns are encouraged to:
- Increase their understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals;
- Share their academic knowledge of Wellness for development with the UN staff and in Manila.
- Excellent written and spoken English skills;
- Presentation Skills
- Good organizational skills;
- Good inter-personal skills;
- Good humorous skills;
- Excellent computer literacy in standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- Good research and analytical skills;
- Ability to work independently and as a team member;
- Sensitivity to political, cultural and adaptability to multicultural environments.
- Relevant experience in similar positions i.e understanding staff wellness
- Interns are required to adhere to the United Nations core values of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, as well as to core competencies of Wellness, teamwork, and planning and organizing.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b)?above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.