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PROJECT ASSISTANCE & INTERNSHIP

CityNet Programs Internship

Programs Team Terms of Reference (TOR)

Application Deadline: August 21, 2020
Position: Program Intern
Department: Programs Team
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea

About CityNet
CityNet is the largest association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1987 with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP and UNHabitat, the Network of cities has grown to include 163 municipalities, NGOs, private companies and research centers. We connect actors, exchange knowledge and build commitment to more sustainable and resilient cities. Through capacity building, city-to-city cooperation and tangible projects, we help our members respond to Climate Change, Disaster, Sustainable Development Goals and rising Infrastructure demands.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Program Officer in managing the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform Project
  • Conduct research and policy analysis
  • Contribute to maintaining and expanding the online knowledge database
  • Contribute to copy-editing of texts and modification/creation of visual materials
  • Translation of both Korean/English and English/Korean reports and documents
  • Coordinate communication between CityNet, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and its partners, as well as other project stakeholders

Other tasks

  • Support CityNet’s Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Programs (e.g. organize workshops)
  • Content creation and management for CityNet blog, the SDG knowledge sharing platform and others
  • Assist in project acquisition (e.g. identify suitable programs and potential partners, prepare project proposals)
  • Support organizing side events and sessions at international conferences
  • Administrative support
  • Other tasks requested by the Director

 Please note: Tasks and responsibilities may be adjusted by supervisor

Required qualifications

  • Graduate students, and recent graduates majoring in urban development, public policy, international relations, development studies, project management, environmental studies or related fields or a demonstrated interest in the activities and mission of CityNet, and relevant global agendas such as the New Urban Agendas and the SDGs
  • Excellent spoken/written proficiency in English and Korean

Desired qualifications

  • Experience in project assistance at a professional setting is ideal
  • Experience working with governments or international organizations is an asset
  • Applicable knowledge of the New Urban Agenda and/or the SDGs in a development setting is an asset
  • Proven proficiency with graphic design/publishing tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign is an asset

Timeline

  • Desired starting date: ASAP (TBD)
  • Term: 3 – 4 months (with potential extension)

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Kevin Drouin at sdgplatform@citynet-ap.org by 21 August 2020 at the latest.

 All applicants are kindly requested to note that, if selected for the advertised position, the position does not provide an employee-employer relationship between the successful applicant and CityNet Secretariat.

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