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UNDP Policy Specialist 2024 : Drug Policy and LGBTI+ Inclusion (Home-based) at USA | paid Internship

UNDP Policy Specialist 2024 : Drug Policy and LGBTI+ Inclusion (Home-based) at USA | paid Internship

Country: USA
City: New York
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UNDP Policy Specialist 2024 : Drug Policy and LGBTI+ Inclusion (Home-based) at USA | paid Internship

The UNDP HIV and Health Group is seeking to engage a UNDP Policy Specialist 2024 to manage the LGBTI+ Inclusion Index project described above, related data, as well as to coordinate LGBTI+ related global-level policy and partnerships.

Duties and Responsibilities

 The Policy Specialist will also contribute substantively to the drug policy project described above. The Specialist will be responsible for the following:
  • Contribute actively and strategically to UNDP work related to the UN Common Position on Drugs
    • Contribute to the implementation of programme activities related to the International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy, including through the drug policy initiative supported by OSF.
    • Lead on organizing the planned high-level meeting on drug policy and related international consultations.
    • Lead on the development and implementation of related national initiatives in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, in consultation with relevant regional HIV and Health Group staff and country office staff.
  • Manage the  LGBTI+ Inclusion Index project and related data collection
    • Overall management of the implementation of the LGBTI+ Inclusion Index project, financed by Germany.
    • Lead on establishing and managing relevant partnerships, including with ILGA World and other organizations advocating for or working on LGBTI+ related data regionally or globally.
    • Lead  the development and implementation of related national initiatives in two Latin American and four African countries, in consultation with relevant regional HIV and Health Group staff and country office staff
    • Contribute to the training of stakeholders in safe and responsible LGBTI+ data collection.
  • Coordinate and contribute to global-level policy and programme work with and for key populations
    • Lead the development, drafting and launch of relevant policy documents and knowledge products to advance human rights and access to services of key populations.
    • Liaise with other relevant UNAIDS co-sponsors on matters related to work with and for key populations.
    • Liaise with global LGBTI+ organizations with ECOSOC advisory status, support the UN LGBTI+ Core Group and the Equal Rights Coalition.
  • Drafting, reporting, resource development
    • Support strategic partnerships and collaborations with the UN, governments and relevant partners and institutions, including civil society, private sector, and academia.
    • Draft relevant concept notes, agendas, reports (including donor reports and UBRAF JPMS reports) and similar documents.
    • Contribute to resource development research, discussions and initiatives, draft projects and funding proposals.
    • Perform other related activities as directed by the primary and secondary supervisors.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

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Institutional Arrangement of UNDP Policy Specialist 2024

The Policy Specialist will be supervised by  UNDP’s Manager: Hub on LGBTI+ and Key Populations (based in Pretoria), with secondary supervision by the Human Rights and Access to Health Technologies Specialist (based in New York).

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Required Skills and Experience  for UNDP Policy Specialist 2024

  • Advanced university degree (master´s degree or equivalent) in public health, international relations, political science, law, or a related field is required, or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the areas mentioned above with additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.
  • Minimum 7 years (with Master´s degree) or 9 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of professional experience in human rights, key populations, LGBTI+ people and communities, international affairs, or a related field is required.

Required skills:

  • Extensive experience in research, document review, data analysis, proposal writing, report development.
  • Excellent project coordination skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills.
  • Full command of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Forms) and common Internet applications.
Desired skills:
  • Experience working with United Nations agencies.
  • Extensive experience facilitating complex processes with stakeholders. Good knowledge of UNDP is an advantage.

Required Language(s):

  • Fluency in English (high level) and Spanish (medium level) are required.
  • Knowledge of other language (Portuguese and/or French) is an advantage.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline21 June,2024
CityNew York



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