Communications and Reporting Intern

Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5514/18799
Department/office AR, NPOH, Bangladesh
Duty station Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 12 Months
Application period 01-Nov-2019 to 28-Nov-2019

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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Recently, the UNOPS, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women developed the joint programme in Bangladesh which aims to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender responsive disaster management and risk informed environment.  This joint programme focuses on developing national capacities in the areas of: risk-informed and render-responsive development planning, capacities to address mega disasters in gender responsive manner, improved capacities of selected public institutions to achieve resilient institutions through risk-informed, gender-responsive infrastructure systems, enhance women’s leadership disaster response and management; and finally, to strengthen community-level preparedness, response and recovery capacities.

Under the Joint Programme, UNOPS in particular is providing technical assistance to Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) and other public institutions to achieve resilience outcomes through designing and constructing risk-informed, gender responsive infrastructure system and lay the foundations for long-term resilience actions in socially inclusive infrastructure systems in Bangladesh. In particular, UNOPS will contribute to the achievement of the over-all programme by:

  • Strengthening LGED asset management system and decision making capacities for determining priorities associated with new development, maintenance and/or retrofitting of existing assets;

  • Strengthening project evaluation criteria and capacities within LGED and other divisions, improve coordination and reduce duplication;

  • Creating an applied understanding and capacity to introduce the concept of failure analysis to enhance build-back-better in reconstruction;

  • Strengthening LGED professional capacities for Junior and mid-level engineers in the areas of design, construction and management/maintenance of resilient infrastructures;

Within this context, UNOPS is looking for an Intern, with a primary reporting line to the Team Leader in Bangladesh, except when assigned to a practice area in which case s/he will report to the relevant technical team lead.

Background Information - Job-specific

The main purpose of this assignment is to facilitate effective and timely reporting and communication on the NRP Programme, and its constituent programmes and projects.

The learning opportunities of the internship are:

  • Understanding of communication and reporting requirements for international development projects, more specifically the usage of logical frameworks, M&E plans, communication plans, fact sheets and dashboards.

  • Exposure to a joint UN project implementation approach and partnership with government ministries/departments.

  • Introduction to the UN and UNOPS brands, including training on brand guardianship and participation in UN coordination mechanisms for communication and reporting.

  • Exposure to the Bangladesh context, including field visits to UNOPS project sites.

  • Mandatory training for all UNOPS personnel on the UN system, human rights, field security, cybersecurity, gender mainstreaming, prevention of sexual harassment and HIV/AIDS issues (including certification).

Reporting Assist in the timely delivery of progress reports to donors ...

Education Bachelor University Degree is a minimum requirement. The in...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Exceptional English communication skills, both written and verbal; ...

Contract type: Internship Contract level: Intern Contract duration: 12 Months F...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
This vacancy is closed.


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