|Location :||Ankara, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||02-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||12d 9h 55m|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 months (14 October 2019 – 14 January 2020) (extendable up to 6 months based on satisfactory perfor|
|UNDP Turkey and General Directorate of Forestry (GDF) work in close collaboration to enhance Turkey’s efforts for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The existing collaboration on sustainable forest management between the GDF and UNDP advances the synergy between forest and sustainable development with special emphasis on climate change mitigation and biodiversity. This partnership will further strengthen and may become more beneficial when the UNDP Turkey Country Office and Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs start sharing the existing reservoir of knowledge and experience with other countries through collaborative partnerships such as, but not limited to, the Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests (CPMF).
One of the projects in collaboration with the GDF is a 5 years long (2013-2018) GEF Full Size Project, namely Integrated Approach to Management of Forests in Turkey, with Demonstration in High Conservation Value Forests in the Mediterranean Region, aka SFM GEF Project. The project has a unique structure with its multi focal area objectives (i.e. Climate Change Mitigation, Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity) which would provide opportunities to implement activities in a holistic way for integrating forests with environmental and land use policies, rural development, wood and non-wood products and services. Total budget of the project is 28,550,000 USD including GEF TF Grant as an amount of 7,120,000 USD. More particularly, the project will demonstrate approaches to generating, measuring, reporting on, and verifying carbon, biodiversity and socio-economic benefits generated through this integrated approach at five Mediterranean forest sites (over a total area of 450,000 ha). It will then build on these results through the development of a forest sector NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) covering Turkey’s Mediterranean forests. Laying the foundation for leveraging and scaling up of the project’s demonstration results is thus an important component of the project’s strategy—one which is further made possible by a strengthened enabling environment.
As highlighted by the above-mentioned project, the project will undertake several technical forestry related activities to meet the multi focal area objectives. Regarding this situation, there is a need to bridge pilot site technical implementation with national scale multi focal area objectives with forest directorates at local and regional level in Mediterranean Region of Turkey.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the overall supervision and guidance of the “Pilot Implementation Associate” of the Project under Climate Change and Environment Portfolio, the intern will be:
Required Skills and Experience
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);
b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
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.
Duration of Service: 3 months
Supervisor: Pilot Implementation Associate
Remuneration and Insurance
Interns work on voluntary and non-paid basis. They are not considered as official employees of the UN.
All substance, travel and accommodation costs must be borne by the intern.
In accordance with the relevant UN policies, the UN will not provide interns with any medical coverage.
The intern must be covered by an adequate medical and life insurance during the duration of his/her internship.
The incumbent of the position should strictly avoid
The incumbent of the position should ensure that
UNDP prioritizes gender equality and women’s empowerment approach in all its actions, workplace relations and implementations as well as gender parity in representation to create a workplace which is equally inclusive of women, men and persons with other gender identities. Temporary special measures will be instituted to ensure appointment of personnel of under-represented genders at grades and in roles where they are under-represented
Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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.