UNDP’s Strategic Plan emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability and efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and strengthen resilience. Drawing on over forty years of experience, UNDP assists countries to integrate environmental concerns into national and sector plans and strategies, secure resources, and implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable development, and strengthen livelihoods of women and men in poverty.
UNDP support for environmental management and nationally-owned sustainable development pathways includes the following areas: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, including Forest Management; Sustainable Land Management and Desertification; Water and Ocean Governance; Climate Change; Energy; Chemicals and Waste Management; and Green Economy. UNDP works across these areas to address issues of environmental governance, policy, regulation, capacity development, financing, human rights, gender, technology, South-South learning, and public, private, and civil society partnerships at all levels.
As a leading purveyor of environmental technical assistance and grant financing, UNDP works in over 170 countries and territories, including LDCs, SIDS, post-conflict and fragile states. UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Multilateral Fund (MLF), and Adaptation Fund (AF), since their establishment. UNDP has assisted over 150 countries to access more than $2 billion from environmental vertical funds since 2010.
The intern will join the Environment and Natural Capital Team, Sustainable Development Cluster – hosted in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS). The team in New York headquarters assumes the overall function for guidance and tool development, global partnerships, knowledge management and quality assurance for the organization. Substantive and programmatic support is also offered through global and regional programmes such as the Poverty-Environment Initiative and the Biodiversity Finance Initiative.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main responsibility of the intern is to assist the Environment and Natural Capital Team on knowledge generation and management in the thematic area of sustainable management of natural resources. More specifically, the work will focus on research and knowledge management tasks related to:
Summary of expected tasks:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience