UNDP’s Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) provides leadership and technical support to deliver on the UNDP’s Strategic Plan priorities on Sustainable Development Pathways and Resilience and Governance. The UNDP-GEF Team within BPPS, among its many foci help countries to develop their capacity to fully incorporate environmental sustainability into development at national and local levels. The principal areas of work are in environmental mainstreaming, environmental finance, adaptation to climate change, and local governance of resources, including energy.
Climate change is a priority area of work for UNDP. Building on a history of climate change projects, tools, and resources, UNDP’s objective is to play a leading role in the UN’s climate change efforts and mobilize greater and more diverse resources for climate change initiatives. The Green, Low Emissions Climate Resilient Development Team within UNDP/GEF manages UNDP’s activities with regard to policy and projects supported by United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Green Climate Fund (GCF), bilateral, and other sources of funds. The Green LECRDS Team works to strengthen and expand UNDP’s services more broadly to systematically support adaptation to climate change. Increasing emphasis will be placed on strategic partnerships, co-ordination, substantive collaboration and knowledge management to support policy coherence, and the further development of the adaptation programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will provide support to Regional Technical Advisors by conducting quantitative and qualitative research and producing written outputs on specific and selected projects in the Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) portfolio of the Green LECRDS team. Projects to be supported by the intern include both those in the formulation and implementation stage. The specific tasks will include, but not limited to, supporting RTAs in undertaking background research for and writing sections of funding proposals, undertaking a portfolio-level analysis based on specific thematic research areas, and synthesizing information about development/adaptation impacts from UNDP-GEF financed adaptation projects.
The intern will;
Provision of Monitoring and Progress Controls:
Required Skills and Experience