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Paid Internship At UNDP- IATI Community Platform

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work, carried out at HQ, Regional, and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.

As such, IATI, supported by UNDP as Coordinator of the IATI Secretariat and in consultation with DIhas launched a digital community platform, called IATI Connect. This platform provides a tool for community-engagement for several IATI-Communities and helps strengthen the initiative’s impact on improving the transparency of development and humanitarian resources worldwide.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Outreach and Partnerships Specialist, and under the day-to-day guidance of the IATI Connect Manager, and working with various team members from within the IATI Secretariat, the ‘IATI Community Platform intern’ will focus on the following:

IATI Connect Management and Communications (70%):Build ongoing and relevant content on IATI Connect, and make sure the flow of information between IATI’s communities of practice is streamlined, working closely with colleagues from across the IATI Secretariat. This could include, for example supporting engagement of practitioners through online consultations, surveys and challenges;Act as a focal point in the day-to-day management of IATI Connect, its online communities of practice / community-platform of practitioners, including through virtual trouble-shooting, supporting onboarding of new members, synthesis of knowledge / lessons learned, etc.; or facilitating cross-collaboration between communities, etc.;Support the development of digestible, targeted updates to flag pertinent updates and opportunities for engagement. For example through the monthly Snapshots, IATI Connect Stories (vlogs) and social media posts;Help drive active engagement through IATI Connect and its Communities of Practice by, for example, supporting communications campaigns, vlogs and calls to action, etc. This would require active use of graphic design-tools such as InDesign / Photoshop;Logistical / Event Support (25%)Provide logistical support to various (virtual) events organized under the auspices of IATI, including (virtual) workshops, Community of Practice meetings, Partner Country meetings, webinars, training sessions, etc.;Provide Secretariat services for IATI Working Groups, as assigned.Help support the virtual Community-event in Q3 of 2021, in particular the Community/COP-led sessions;  Policy Support and Training Materials (5%):Update and help design and develop training and guidance materials to help membersbetter understand the full potential of IATI Connect and the COP-concept.Under the supervision of senior team members, contribute to development of policy / practice products such as issue briefs, discussions papers, blog posts and practice notes, etc. This would often require the use of design skills;

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