The United Nations in Timor-Leste has enjoyed a long and valuable partnership with the Government of Timor-Leste, now focusing on supporting the country in its sustainable development efforts through implementation of National Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 and Sustainable Development Goals 2030. On 22nd June 2018, the VIII Constitutional Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste was formally formed. The UNCT recognizes strategic and strong communications as an essential component of development work; it is important for advocacy and raising awareness on key development challenges for Timor-Leste and to highlight the support provided, and results achieved, through the UN’s cooperation with partners. The UNCT seeks improve its communication strategy, to enhance public understanding of the UN’s work in Timor-Leste in the short and longer term.
The UNCT has therefore agreed to recruit one national or international intern for six months to assist with communications work on key development issues.
1. Work as part of the RCO team to support the work of the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT:
2. Support the positioning of the UN System as a credible and trusted development partner in Timor-Leste by implementing the communications strategy:
3. The intern will be encouraged to:
The intern will not receive remuneration and will cover his/her own costs.
Learning elements for the Intern include the development of:
The interns will be given opportunity to attend training or workshops during the period of assignment. At the end of their internship, the interns will receive certificates.
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); in the fields such as: development, business administration, communication and other related field;
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); in the fields such as: Development or business administration and communication;
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.