2024 Peace Development Intern Advisor (UNDP) at Bamako, Mali
Duties and Responsibilities for Peace Development Intern Advisor
PDAs have a primary reporting line to the Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator, and secondary reporting lines to the UNDP Resident Representative and the DPPA-DPO regional division. Under their guidance and agreed workplan, and in close collaboration with the country team, the PDA will:
- Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic advice to the Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator in their engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society, including youth and women’s networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC/HC, UNDP RR, and DPPA:
- Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention, including areas of strategic, programmatic, and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC/HC and the UNCT action in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS) among others
- Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors, and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in support of the political transition to return Mali to a democratic constitutional order in 2024
- The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.
Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: supervise the Peace and Development Officer/Analyst/Specialist (for countries where such positions are established)
Required Skills and Experience
- An advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in conflict resolution, peace studies, political science, sociology, human rights, international relations, economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences is required.
- A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in the areas mentioned above in combination with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of a advanced university degree.
- Minimum ten (10) years (with Master’s degree) or twelve (12) years (with Bachelor’s degree) of experience in conflict analysis, strategy development, risk-informed/conflict-sensitive development and/or conflict prevention & sustaining peace in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization is required;
- Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior officials, such as in the United Nations, government and external partners is desirable;
- Experience in programming and project management, such as programme design and results in monitoring, in areas related to conflict prevention, peacebuilding and/or development is desirable.
- Experience working within a UN Agency/Fund/Programme or Department and/or field experience would be an asset;
- Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming; with experience in gender dimensions of peacebuilding being an asset;
- Experience working on/in a comparative or similar context to Mali or in the West African region would be an asset.
- Experience working on and advising about elections and electoral processes would be a major asset.
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Language requirements (Required / Desired)
- Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required.
- Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
- Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
- The inclusion of candidates in the PDA roster occurs following a competitive roster recruitment process and the endorsement by the UNDP Compliance Review Body (CRB). Additionally, candidates competing in an external PDA recruitment process and getting recommended and approved by the CRB will be included in the roster at their respective levels.
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.
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