2<br />United NationsDevelopment Programme (UNDP)<br />The UN's global development network,<br /> advocating for change and connecting<br /> countries to knowledge, experience and <br />resources to help people build a better life.<br />
Environment and Energy</li></ul>2 cross-cutting themes: <br /><ul><li>Women's Empowerment
Capacity Development</li></ul>Flagship:<br /><ul><li>The Human Development Report</li></li></ul><li>4<br />What Does UNDP Value?<br /><ul><li> Commitment to working with the world’s most marginalized peoples.
Flexibility, creativity, and lateral </li></ul> thinking skills<br /><ul><li> Relevant development experience
Integrity and respect for diversity</li></li></ul><li>5<br />Entry Point Opportunities in UNDP…<br /><ul><li>Policy/Project Personnel (FTAs)
United Nations Volunteers (UNVs)</li></li></ul><li>6<br />Junior Professional Programme (JPO)<br /><ul><li>Usually under 32 years of age (35 for SARCs)
Provides young professionals with hands-on experience in multilateral development assistance
Qualifications: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a development related discipline; language skills, excellent IT skills, minimum of 1-2 years working experience in a developing country is desirable
Apply directly to the respective government’s authorities </li></ul>JPO Website : www.jposc.dk<br />
virtual development academy</li></li></ul><li>8<br />LEAD Programme<br />What are we looking for?<br /><ul><li>Talented, motivated, results oriented and energetic individuals with a strong commitment to development
Ability to share and leverage useful knowledge and mobilise resources and partnerships and work effectively in a multicultural environment.
5 years relevant work experience, preferably field-based.
English and at least one other UN official working language
Under 35 years of age</li></ul>Website: www.undp.org/ohr/lead<br />
9<br />Applying for Jobs at UNDP<br /><ul><li>All applicants need to go through a competitive process and need to apply via the appropriate mechanism
Posts are usually only advertised for two weeks
Usually require an achievement oriented CV/P-11
If short-listed, candidates will be subject to a competency-based interview and candidates will be required or Personal History form (P11)
All candidates subject to academic and reference checks
Usually takes 2 – 3 months to be recruited (higher lever positions may take longer)</li></li></ul><li>United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)<br />UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries<br />UNCDF is an autonomous UN organization affiliated with UNDP<br />UNCDF supports MDGs by increasing access to: <br /><ul><li>Microfinance (capitalization of MFIs, central bank regulation etc.)
Local services, e.g. water, roads, energy (delivered through improved local government systems)</li></ul>10<br />
UNCDF Approach<br />Approach: <br />Local level capital investment (loans, grants) to provide evidence-based upstream policy impact<br />Pave the way for others, scaled up by e.g. World Bank, European Commission, Gates Foundation, etc<br />The Headquarters is in New York, it is operational in 35 Country Offices supporting 40 Least Developed Countries (LDCs)<br />11<br />
Application Process<br />All external vacancies at UNDP are advertised on http://jobs.undp.org<br />