United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China is the China country office of the United Nations Development Programme – the global development network of the United Nations. UNDP China has an extensive history in working in the area of poverty reduction and human development and it also increasingly engages in South-South cooperation projects. For more information please see:
UNDP works in around 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.
UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:
Democratic governance and peace-building
Climate and disaster resilience
In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.
INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND:
The internship will be within the UNDP-China Team for South-South Cooperation, which specifically focuses on engaging with China in its cooperation with countries and partners outside of China. Over the past decades, China has been increasingly engaging in international development and cooperating as part of China's wider approach to South-South cooperation - increasingly, this cooperation also involves multilateral development agencies. Here, UNDP has been at the forefront since signing an MoU with China in 2010 to expand the on-going domestic engagement of UNDP in China to also increasingly work together with Chinese institutions as part of China's global engagement. As a result, there are growing interests among the general public, research institutes, and media outlets to better understand and get involved in issues related China’s development cooperation, including the role of multilateral organisations in development.
In order to stimulate knowledge exchange and support increasing communication on UNDP's mission and where possible the cooperation between UNDP and China towards the Chinese constituency in China, towards international partner representation in China as well as towards audiences in partner countries, UNDP China office is hiring an intern to join SSCGD team.
Specifically, the intern will assist in the design and implementation of communication and advocacy strategies, assist in creating external outreach contents (press releases, social media, articles etc.) and activities (events and forums, etc.), and work in close liaison with other teams within the UNDP China office, with local Chinese media outlets, and other Chinese stakeholders.
Other key stakeholders are traditional donors as well as other UN-agencies who - each in their own way - welcome interaction with UNDP-Beijing on engagement with the Chinese government on SSC, The intern will also have the opportunity to assist in organising related events and researching and drafting related first versions of meeting agenda or concept notes.