Job Description

  Human survival and well-being depend upon Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems and the goods and services they provide. India is one of the megadiverse countries in the world with over 47000 species of plants and over 1,00,000 species of animals. India’s economy and livelihoods of millions of people depend on preventing biodiversity loss and environmental degradation. The rich biological diversity is facing new challenges such as multiple-use landscapes, Climate Change, lack in technical and financial capacities to deal with emerging challenges of biodiversity conservation, its sustainable use, access, and benefit sharing and biodiversity governance at local levels.

To address the global biodiversity loss, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) recognizes the importance and need for new and additional Financial Resources. At the Eleventh meeting of Conference of Parties (CoP11) of CBD held in Hyderabad during India’s Presidency of the CoP, the High Level Panel set up by the CBD on Global Assessment of Resources, found that the global investment required to implement CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 would cost between US$ 150 to US $ 440 billion annually.

Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN), a global programme of UNDP, seeks to address the biodiversity finance challenge in a comprehensive manner. BIOFIN was launched in India in May 2015. BIOFIN provides an innovative methodology for countries to measure their current biodiversity expenditures, assess their financial needs for biodiversity conservation in the medium term and identify most suitable finance solutions to reduce their national biodiversity finance gaps.

BIOFIN in India is being led by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC), hosted by the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and managed by UNDP under the pillar of Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management.

BIOFIN provides a systematic and flexible approach to identify and mobilize the financial resources needed for implementing the National Biodiversity Action Plan and making progress towards achieving the National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs). BIOFIN, is expected to further enhance awareness and sensitize about significance of biodiversity in development sectors, thereby, inter alia leveraging existing resources to contribute more towards biodiversity, and reducing the financial gap in achieving the NBTs. BIOFIN in India is being implemented at the National level and is being piloted in three states-Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh.

The project supports development of knowledge products to disseminate information about the progress made, goals and objectives. In this regard, UNDP seeks to engage the services of a graphic Designer to support the Natural Resource Management unit in the development of knowledge products for wide dissemination of information. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Project Officer, BIOFIN.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of PO SNRM/Biofin, the Intern will be responsible to Design the following knowledge products, however new products may come up during the assignment:
  • Backdrop
  • Invitation
  • Poster
  • Brochure
  • Factsheet
  • Bookmark
  • Fridge magnet
  • Calendar
  • Diary
Or Any other task given to him/her by the supervisor.

Project: Strengthening Natural Resource Management

Competencies

  • Strong sense of collaborative work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Applicants to the UNDP Internship-programme" id="link" class="link">Internship Programme must at the time of application meet following requirement:
  1. Completed or in final year of bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution in communications and design
Desirable: Experience in the usage of computers and design software packages Skills: 

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Sound understanding of working with design software.
  • Hands-on experience in developing knowledge products.
Language Requirements:

Fluency in English.

UNDP strives to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance and applies an equal opportunities approach.  All selections are on merit. Qualified Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE/ HOW TO APPLY :

THE APPLICATION SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:

The completed “Internship Intern Form” available on the UNDP India website at Internship Intern Form (available at: Jobs/Internships | UNDP in India) should be completed along with a current and detailed Resume.

Please group the above two documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload document.

Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents, upon selection: : Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in their undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme; Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.

Kindly note, UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

Working arrangements: Interns may be given a stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it 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. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.

Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan.

Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.

The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed.

Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship.

Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

The purpose of the internship is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.  The intern will be evaluated at the end of the internship.

IMPORTANT: Family relationships are required to be disclosed in order to avoid real or perceived family influence or conflict of interest, within UNDP. If the candidate/ hiring manager has not disclosed that he/she was related to an individual employed by UNDP in whatever contractual modality and irrespective of the nature of the family relationship, this may constitute a basis for withdrawing the offer of internship or, if the internship has started, to terminate it without notice or indemnity.

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 be required to undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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