Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, along with the Pacific Office in Suva, primarily provide the 24 UNDP Country Offices in Asia and the Pacific with easy access to knowledge through high quality advisory services and technical support based on global applied research and UNDP lessons learnt. The second priority is to provide regional thought leadership, build partnerships and promote regional capacity building, which allow UNDP, governments and other development partners to identify, create and share knowledge relevant to solving urgent development challenges.
UNDP ensures inclusive and effective democratic governance by advocating, advising, fostering impartial spaces for dialogue, achieving consensus and building institutions. UNDP helps governance institutions in countries bring constitutional reforms, organize credible elections, strengthen parliaments, and address policy and institutional options for peace, risk-reduction and development through reconciliation, empowerment and inclusion.
INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND:
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub is addressing gender equality, peacebuilding, and conflict-prevention through multiple regional development initiatives. It has also been sustaining robust communication and knowledge management activities to contribute to UNDP’s delivery of strengthened gender, peace and conflict-prevention results in the region. Since 2010, UNDP and its partners have been working through the N-Peace Network to promote, support and build the capacity of grassroots peace-builders across Asia and the Pacific. N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking to advance Women, Peace & Security (WPS). It supports women’s leadership for conflict prevention, resolution, and peace-building, and promotes the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 as well as the broader WPS agenda. N-Peace rests on the hypothesis that if targeted women and men are supported with increased investments in capacity and skills, they will be able to create institutional and social shifts to prioritize the inclusion and empowerment of women and girls, and change the current discourse on the roles of women in peacebuilding.
N-Peace is implemented in 7 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. N-Peace focuses on four components: N-Peace Awards and advocacy through the N-Peace Awards campaign and knowledge sharing; Sustained engagement through national dialogues; Trainings and capacity building; and N-Peace Small Grants. Together, these components contribute to the achievement of the overall objectives of N-Peace: (i) to support leadership of women in building peace and preventing conflicts; and (ii) to provide a platform for engagement and increased dialogue between key actors furthering WPS and conflict prevention; (iii) to promote peace and shift the narrative of women in these contexts from victims to agents of change.
Creative digital activism is at the heart of the N-Peace initiative. N-Peace is therefore looking for the support of a digitally literate and enthusiastic intern with a deep personal interest in gender equality to get hands-on with some of our annual social media campaign work. Through the drafting and editing of videos, creating inspiring graphics and gifs, and drafting tweets and posts for social media, the social media intern at N-Peace would be encouraged to think laterally about how to best communicate N-Peace’s objectives, tell important stories, and advocate for women’s rights in conflict areas. The intern will also support other communications, knowledge management and outreach tasks broadly related to the N-Peace Network.
Required Skills and Experience:
Language skills: Fluency in English (written and spoken).