Intern - Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK) - Five (5) positions
Location : Prishtinë/Priština (Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency), Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline : 06-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : 01-Dec-2020
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months
UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, sustainable green growth, strengthen and modernise governance systems, rule of law and enhance social cohesion. 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:
- Sustainable development, Climate and resilience
- Democratic governance and peacebuilding
- Greater social cohesion
In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, the empowerment of women, minorities, and most vulnerable.
The project Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK) III is expected to have a positive impact on reducing the level of corruption in Kosovo by strengthening monitoring and oversight mechanisms of institutions to perform in an efficient, transparent, accountable, and gender sensitive manner. The project will ensure greater transparency and accountability of those institutions responsible for delivering public services and create the necessary requirements for more participatory governance at the local level.
Activities implemented under SAEK III Component 1 will focus on strengthening the capacities of the Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency (KACA) to become an effective external control mechanism for ethics, integrity and efficiency of the public administration. As identified as a priority by the EC Kosovo Reports, the project will also focus on enhancing active partnership and stronger collaboration and coordination amongst relevant stakeholders on anti-corruption issues, particularly amongst the KAA, prosecution and law enforcement.
UNDP SAEK III, in respond to the request of the KACA for providing assistance with five (5) interns, seeks to recruit and second interns to help KACA in becoming more efficient, transparent and responsive to queries of media, CSOs and public, something that current allowed resources present an impediment to the KACA. The activity complements other UNDP efforts to engage youth in the labour market through development of skills and to obtain work experience.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe interns will assist KACA in the following duties and responsibilities:
- Provide assistance in preliminary review of conflict of interest cases,
- Provide assistance in the monitoring of the public procurement processes,
- Provide assistance in the organizing of trainings and other outreach activities,
- Input data of the asset declaration forms into the system,
- Provide assistance in case management and assignment, archiving of cases, and data entry and
- Support the organising of events, press releases and other.
CompetenciesOther competencies and attitude:
- Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
- Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal-oriented mind-set;
- Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
- Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
- Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
Field of study: Law, Economics, Public Administration and other relevant fields.
- Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;
- Knowledge of the social media platforms, and Microsoft applications.
- Proficiency in English and Albanian, both written and verbal is required;
- Knowledge of Serbian is desirable
- Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
General Internships Terms & Conditions:
- UNDP Internship programme is governed by the UNDP Internship policy framework & rules.
- Under the new revised UNDP internship policy, UNDP Kosovo will provide a modest monthly internship stipend to its interns, in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern.
- Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.
- UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.
- Costs incurred by interns, including undertaking official travel at the request of UNDP, in the discharge of the activities related to the internship are reimbursed by UNDP on the same basis as costs incurred by staff members or costs reimbursed to staff members, including payment of daily subsistence allowance, as applicable.
The stipend will include a monthly remuneration.
- Where an intern is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme, a stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station, must be paid by the receiving office.
- The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.
- Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend.
- No other payments of any kind will be made to an intern by the office in connection with an internship agreement.
- Interns will accrue leave at the rate of 1 ½ days per month. Any accrued leave days not used by the end of the internship will be forfeited. Any unjustified absences during the internship period exceeding a total of nine days, will be deducted from the monthly stipend.
- There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship.
Interested candidates should submit the following documents:
- Resume (updated)
- Motivation letter setting out the reasons why he/she is seeking an internship with UNRCO
- a letter from his/her university confirming current enrolment and graduation date or proof of recent graduation or enrolment
To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:
- Download and complete the the UNDP PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P11) from this http://www.ks.undp.org/content/kosovo/en/home/operations/jobs/
- Click on the "Apply now" button;
- Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. You can type in, or paste your short Resume into the last box;
- Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume. Instead of uploading your Resume, please submit a fully completed and signed UNDP Personal History Form (P-11);
- System will only allow one attachment. All docs (P11, academic qualifications/diploma) should be included as one attachment.