The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.
Job Summary: The Information System Intern will support the historical data collection, capturing and analysis process at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Disaster Loss and Damage Information Intern (s) is to support the implementation of activities under the workstream on “incorporating DRR into agricultural sector” under the project “Supporting Developing Countries to Integrate Agricultural Sectors into National Adaptation Plans (Nap-Ag) Project.”
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Undertake historical disaster data collection from the print media, particularly the New vision online archive;
Collect and validate historical disaster data from all relevant Ministry Departments and Agencies, at central and local / district levels;
Undertake the capture and entering of the collected data into the DesInventar information system.
Support data analysis, interpretation and preparation of a “Disaster Statistical Digest”.
To accomplish the above, the Disaster Loss and Damage Information Intern will be expected to undertake the following detailed tasks:
Work closely with the Office of the Prime Minister and collect disaster damage and loss data from relevant Ministries, Agencies, Departments and Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and any other available sources;
Liaise and follow up with district officials to collect historical disaster data;
Collect Disaster damage and loss data from “New Vision” newspaper digital archives;
Transform all the collected data including digital data onto the provided standardized data collection form.
Enter all the collected data into DesInventar database within give a stipulated period;
After entering, support the analysis and preparation of the “Disaster Statistical Digest”;
Support the organization of a national workshop to disseminate the analysis results contained in the statistical digest.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Information System Intern job placement should hold be enrolled in a tertiary institution programme (university degree or equivalent, or higher from a recognized institution) in information and communications technology, or Information management, Project management or other relevant fields;
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a tertiary institution level in any of the fields listed above; and
Have graduated with a tertiary institution degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-month.
Candidates must be able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment, have good communication skills and can work in a team.
Previous experience from volunteering or extra-curricular activities linked to the Vision and Mission of the UN would be considered an asset;
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Consistently approaches work with professionalism, energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Demonstrates strong ability to manage relationships with diverse stakeholders;
Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills, adapting to diverse stakeholders and audiences;
Demonstrates strong planning and organization skills;
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
Ability to engage and maintain effective rapport with different kinds of people.
Ability to manage timelines and accomplish tasks as planned.
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.
How to Apply:
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