UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.
UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:
Democratic governance and peacebuilding
Climate and disaster resilience
In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.
Recognizing the importance of gender equality and the empowerment of women, the disparity in access women have to career development opportunities, networks and mentors in the field of International Security, and aiming to contribute to the UNDP’s Strategy for Gender Parity, the Regional Security Advisor office for Europe and Central Asia (RSA-RBEC) is committed to promote female talent to continuing substantial learning and professional development in a sector traditionally dominated by men.
The Bureau for Management Services (BMS) is the UNDP’s central Bureau tasked with the development of corporate strategies, policies, tools and systems in key cross-cutting management areas. The BMS supports the achievement of development results through management advice, innovative business solutions, and other corporate services. The Service Delivery Model adopted by BMS aims to provide more integrated, effective, and customer focused services; delivering improved management services in the areas of Legal Support, Procurement Oversight, Information Management and Technology, Consolidated Transactions, Sourcing and Operations, and Security.
The UNDP Security Office is a client-oriented Centre of Excellence for Security Risk Management, focusing on high-quality, timely and effective support and advisory services, helping clients to assure an environment for safe programme delivery. The Security Office is responsible for providing effective Security Risk Management advice and support at all levels (HQ, Regional, Country Office and Project), within the overall UN Security Management System, thereby enabling security of UNDP operations, programmes, and personnel globally.
The Security Office Intern – Security Analysis and Operations – will work within the structure of the UNDP Regional Security Advisor office for Europe and Central Asia, researching and monitoring the security situation in the region, contributing to maintaining security information awareness of all aspects which could potentially affect the safety and security of the UNDP personnel and operations in field environments.
The UNDP RSA RBEC internship provides an exciting opportunity for candidates interested in enhancing their understanding of: i) mandates and operations of the United Nations Development Programme in its efforts to provide support for achieving SDGs; ii) Corporate Security Risk Management Systems, specifically the UN Security Management System; iii) processes of security analysis, threat and risk identification and security management strategies in complex environments; iv) planning and implementing strategic processes and security policy.
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