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9 May 2016

Internship Intern for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

UNDP – Posted by AddisJobs Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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UNDP Jobs – Intern for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

Intern for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline : 20-May-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 11d 23h 18m
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required :
English   French
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months: June – November 2016


The UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and with additional offices in Dakar, Senegal and Nairobi, Kenya, serves UNDP’s 45 Country Offices in sub-Saharan Africa, develops high quality knowledge and policy, is the organization’s main interface with regional and continental bodies such as the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities, and implements UNDP’s Regional Programme for Africa.

This continent-wide Regional Programme supports Africa’s transformation agenda by 1) enhancing inclusive and sustainable growth, 2) widening political participation and giving everyone a voice, and 3) developing responsive institutions which deliver desired services and promote inclusive processes of state-society dialogue. The work builds on UNDP’s expertise in development thinking and practice, and decades of experience working at country level and globally.

Specific areas of work led from the Centre, on a regional and continent-wide basis include: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), improving countries’ public finance management, mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS, building capacity for disaster risk management and climate change mitigation and adaptation, enabling access to sustainable energy and sustainable use of natural resources, promoting gender equality and empowerment, and enhancing food security in the Sahel. The Centre also provides support to countries on aid and development effectiveness and South-South Cooperation.

Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction/management and Resilience building

This area leads the development and coordination of policy in climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate risk management, disaster risk reduction (DRR) early recovery and resilience building. The Cluster specifically incorporates risk as a key element of strategies to pursue sustainable development, to anticipate weather related extreme events and hazards and to strengthen early warning systems for early action and resilience building. Specific areas of work include:

  • Climate Change
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Sustainable Energy for All

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The Climate Change and DRR Team  works with the Country Support Team to provide policy, technical and programmatic advisory support to country offices on a regular basis and ensures coordinated support to their day-to-day activities, including but not limited to programme and management-related matters from a corporate perspective, planning, monitoring and reporting, and troubleshooting.

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