|SDG Partnership Platform Research Internship|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||29-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||9d 9h 32m|
|Additional Category :||HIV, Health and Development|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
|Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be as much about the effectiveness of development co-operation as it will be about the scale and form such co-operation takes. There is a lot of talk about partnership, but not enough practical, on-the-ground support to make partnerships effective in practice, especially not at scale.
Whilst Kenya has made substantial progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals, this progress has been uneven across specific goals and within the country. Strides have been made in attaining universal primary education, reducing infant and child mortality and the fight against HIV/AIDS. However, SDG progress must focus more on socio-economic equity of benefits in order to make sure that Kenya leaves no-one-behind.
The SDG agenda is marked by solidarity participation and universality, with a fundamental shift expected in the development finance architecture. Improving the effectiveness, quality and impact of development co-operation in this context will require inclusive partnerships, innovative approaches and application of lessons at country level.
The Government of Kenya and UN System in Kenya established in 2017 the SDG Partnership Platform. This Platform brings together a range of partners from Government, development partners, private sector, civil society, philanthropy, academia, and faith-based organizations to create diverse SDG accelerator windows. Primary Healthcare (PHC) – contributing to the SDG 3 cluster – will be the first window aiming to improve Universal Health Coverage through transformation of Kenya’s PHC system. Subsequently, the Platform will open windows to support thematic SDG clusters in support of Kenya’s “Big Four” agenda such as agriculture, and manufacturing.
Whilst the Platform aims at contributing to the SDG target 17.17: Effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships encouraged and promoted in Kenya, the SDG3 PHC Window aims at contributing to the results of the following three sub-outcomes:
With the aim of contributing to the set outcomes and deliverables, the SDG3 Primary Healthcare Accelerator Window’s activities will be implemented through a three phased-approach (I. Diagnostics and Facts, II. Design and Planning and III. Active facilitation of on-the-ground implementation (national and county level) under which a common fact-base will firstly be established for Platform members to jointly identify selected bold transformative initiatives in pursuit of the SDG Partnership Platform goals and objectives, secondly to carefully design and plan with key stakeholders for the successful delivery of these initiatives, and thirdly to facilitate implementation of the initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the supervision of the SDG Partnership Secretariat, the intern(s) will deliver results under the SDG Partnership Platform Diagnostics and Facts phase, in particularly through;
Moreover, the Intern will support on a needs bases SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat coordination, media and communication functions, as for example outlined below:
Upon completion of the assignment the Intern will have / be able to deliver quantitative and qualitative research papers and analysis on (i)
Learning will be facilitated through on-the-job supervision, guidance and support from the SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat and key partners from Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Philanthropy and Academia.
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and will be supervised by the SDG Partnership Specialist at the SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat, housed at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office hosted by UNDP Kenya.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
General Terms and Conditions: