Location: YAOUNDE, CAMEROON
Application Deadline: 07-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left: 10d 10h 48m
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 23-May-2022
Duration of Initial Contract: 3 months (with possibility of extension)
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The illicit circulation of SALW in Cameroon is rooted in structural, economic and cultural factors, including the limited ability to effectively control its 5,018 km borders with Chad, CAR, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Nigeria. The porosity of these borders is further complicated by the lack of appropriate and modern electronic detection equipment at border points. Moreover, the motivations of past or persistent conflicts in neighboring countries of Cameroon, and their corollary of refugee movements, fuel the illicit flows of SALW. Another structural factor favoring SALW proliferation is the limited capacity and policy framework to ensure the physical security of SALW and ammunition stockpiles.
Difficulties in effectively controlling private gunsmiths led, at one point, to the suspension of activities in certain regions, particularly those in crisis, by the Ministry of Territorial Administration (the suspension has since been lifted). Efforts should be made to comply with the Kinshasa Convention, including the establishment of a government institution with the mission to coordinate the fight against the illicit flow of SALW as prescribed by the Convention. Finally, other problems arise from cultural and community perceptions associated with the possession of traditional weapons – mainly related to the artisanal production of weapons – and their use during centuries-old customary events.
While the most common users of small arms are men against other men, women are disproportionately killed, injured, coerced or intimidated by small arms in situations of domestic violence. As in many cultures, gun ownership, whether personal or professional, is strongly associated with traditional notions of masculinity that convey authority, privilege, prestige and power. So, as Cameroon plans to start implementing its second National Action Plan (NAP) following the UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, it would be useful to explore further the varied roles of women in the context of armed violence, security and safety. the small arms agenda. This should include a focus on violence against women and girls, with a focus on areas of conflict, primarily because gender-based violence (GBV) is heightened during crisis and often persists for a long time after the end of hostilities.
Despite the measures taken by the government to respond to the SALW crisis in Cameroon, including updating laws and regulations in 2016, SALW problems and negative trends persist.
In addition, within the framework of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, UNDP is jointly implementing with UN Women, UNFPA and civil society a Project to Strengthen the participation of community mechanisms and the role of women human rights defenders. to the peacebuilding process in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.
For the implementation of the two projects mentioned above, a Project Management Unit (PMU) has been set up and is composed of:
The National Gender and Human Rights Specialist
The Administrative and Financial Assistant, UNDP
The National Gender and Human Rights Specialist
Administrative and Financial Assistant, UNDP
It should be noted that the Administrative and Financial Assistant/intern here will work for both projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
The general objective is to support the two projects in the daily management of Administrative and Financial activities.
Specifically, under the direct supervision of the AAF, the trainee will carry out the tasks below:
Support in the follow-up of invoices from consultants and suppliers for payment;
Support for the establishment of service and payment requests;
Contribute to the development of periodic inventories of office supplies;
Contribute to the development of periodic inventories of the stock of Equipment;
Support in the production of periodic reports;
Administrative support in updating and maintaining project databases;
Support in the preparation of mission files and reports of project workshops and meetings;
Support in inventory management;
Contribute to the preparation of periodic project reports;
Support for all other administrative and logistical tasks.
Make documentation available for periodic follow-up.
All Administrative and Financial files (requests for payments, services and requisitions and POs) are filed exhaustively;
The Equipment is up to date and labelled.
Integrity and compliance with procedures;
Ability to work within a multicultural team;
Ability to work under pressure.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP Internship Program must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:
Be regularly enrolled in a year of License in a university institution, or be in the first year of obtaining the license in Accounting and Financial Management or any other related fields.
Be regularly enrolled in a Master’s degree in a university institution, or be in the first year of obtaining a diploma in Accounting and Financial Management or any other related fields.
Professional experience in one of these fields is an asset;
Knowledge of UNDP missions is an asset
Perfect command of French (spoken and written) required; Have a working level of the English language;
Perfect mastery of computers and office software (Excel, Word, Power Point.)
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