International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme now accepting applications

Sep 2, 2015    Source: UNA-Canada

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Deadline: September 15

Are you flexible, adaptable and comfortable in challenging situations? Can you see yourself working in a UN office promoting human rights, the rule of law, and sustainable development?

For nearly two decades, the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) has matched hundreds of qualified Canadians with UN agencies worldwide through the International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP).

The programme provides a unique avenue for qualified and motivated Canadian graduates and professionals to participate in the United Nations system as Junior Professional Consultants (JPCs). Successful applicants are provided with invaluable work experience, with 98% of alumni finding meaningful employment in their field of expertise within six-months of completing the IDDIP.

UNA-Canada’s JPCs are given the opportunity to further develop their skills while living and working alongside others from around the globe, sharing knowledge and views, deploying their highly recognized and valued cross-cultural sense of understanding and empathy.

Currently, the IDDIP recruits, prepares, and supports applicants throughout their placement in one of the following countries:

Bangladesh
Bhutan
Colombia
Ghana
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Myanmar
Nepal
Peru
Rwanda
Senegal
South Africa
Switzerland
Tanzania
Thailand
Zimbabwe

The IDDIP is seeking to fill the following positions in January 2016:

Positions available in January 2016
1. Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
2. Advocacy and Communications Officer
3. Results and Resource Management Officer
4. Junior Human Rights Officer
5. Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Officer
6. Health Researcher
7. Climate Change and Environment Officer
8. Donor Mapping Analyst
9. Private Fundraising and Partnerships Officer
10. Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development Officer

For more information or to apply, please follow the instructions on the UNA-Canada website here:

Email inquiries about the application process should be sent to: Rabea.soofi@unac.org

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to visit the programme description on the UNA-Canada website.