The UN Resident Coordinator leads the UN Country Team in China, including all the UN entities present in China, and represents the UN Secretary-General to the Government of China. The purpose of the Resident Coordinator system (RC system) is to bring together the different UN agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level, helping the UN to be a more relevant and reliable partner for governments.
The UN Resident Coordinators Office (RCO) supports the roles and functions of the UN Resident Coordinator and UN Country Team. The RCO provides inter-agency coordination support to the UN Country Team (UNCT) and its various inter-agency working mechanisms, including theme groups. Key functions of the RCO include: strategic analysis, planning and positioning of the Country Team; preparation and monitoring of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF); support to joint UN programming and operations management; policy guidance; joint advocacy and communications in order to enhance UN coherence and improve overall program impact of the UN System in China.
The RCO is looking for a motivated intern to join the team on a full-time basis and contribute to its crucial mandate of enhancing the coherence of the UN System in China, with special focus on supporting efforts of communication and advocacy.
The internship will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to learn about how the UN system operates at the country level. Among others, the intern will: actively engage in the joint UN communication initiatives; learn about the functions and roles of a wide range of UN agencies; become familiar with how the UN interacts with government counterparts.