The Smart City Project is a newly-launched joint initiative of the City of Sarajevo and UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It aims to contribute to test and affirm integrated smart urban development approaches in Bosnia and Herzegovina, that may become the backbone of the cities of the future governance model in the country. Specifically, the initiative will utilise virtual reality products to test new urban planning and visualization approaches based on citizens’ insight and vision. In addition, the initiative will pilot technology-based public service delivery solutions developed in partnership with the private sector. The Project will also encourage companies operating in the city and start-ups to test application of technology-based and innovative productive/management approaches, towards knowledge-based city economy. Innovation, partnership with the private sector and engagement of communities along the entire process stand at the heart of this initiative. The Project will be implemented on a selected area within the City of Sarajevo.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Smart City Project is looking to engage a group of 10 interns who will support the implementation of the Smart City Initiative in the following 6 months. The selected interns will not be permanently based in the UNDP or in the City of Sarajevo offices but will be asked to take part in coordination and operational meetings in their premises at least once a week. In some occasions, the interns can perform specific tasks based within the UNDP/City of Sarajevo premises; however, the internship is not planned as an in-office experience and will entail intensive community outreach, data collection and work.
The main functions of the intern will include:
· Conducting interview with citizens in a selected city area based on a structured questionnaire, collecting insights and processing/combining data and findings;
· Conducting specific small-scale researches, data collection and analyses from viewpoint of the smart city concept;
· Populating project-related data and information into electronic tools/formats;
· Providing logistical support in event organization;
· Provide suggestions, ideas and inputs, from their respective field of knowledge (local governance and public service delivery, architecture, urban planning, technologies and ICTs, community development, economics, fine arts, etc.), in the process of the project implementation;
· Take notes and prepare minutes of public events and thematic discussions with the citizens;
· Support the organization of a crowdfunding campaign;
· Take photos of various community-level work and events;
· Scan global practices and experience in relevant areas and identify replicable approaches and solutions for the project.
· Have a keen interest in the work of the UN and the UNDP and demonstrate a commitment to its statement of purpose and to the ideals of the UN;
· Have a specific interest in the cities of the future topic, from their respective area of expertise;
· Excellent organizational and communication skills;
· Ability to collect and process data from various sources (materials, interviews, etc.)
· Excellent interpersonal skills;
· Ability to successfully interact with individuals of differing socio-economic, religious and cultural backgrounds both professionally and personally;
· Ability and desire to work in a team;
· Innovative and creative approach to tasks.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants from the following (but not exclusively) academic areas are welcome:
· Science and technology;
· Fine arts;
· Engineering (including civil, traffic, electrical, mechanical, etc.);
· Social sciences.
In addition, the applicants should:
· Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level);
· Be enrolled in a Master’s degree programme;
· Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
· Proficiency in English and in the languages of peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian);
· Computer literacy in standard office software applications.
The intern will have the opportunity to:
· Take part in the implementation of the pilot smart city initiative and gain hands-on experience in this area;
· Be exposed to knowledge and best practices in this area and get to know the work of some of the champion global organisations driving the smart city agenda in Europe and in the world;
· Participate in a highly participatory, citizen-led process and assist voicing out the vision of citizens for a future city;
· Provide ideas and suggestions, thus directly contribute to the success of the pilot smart city initiative.
How to Apply
· The candidate should apply online through the Job Site by submitting his/her CV and motivation letter.
Terms and conditions
· UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship; however, you will gain valuable insight into UNDP and a global network;
· All the expenses connected with the internship (e.g. food, accommodation, etc.) will be borne by the intern or sponsoring institution;
· UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
· UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
· Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for their education programme;
· The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
· The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
· Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
More information available at: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/jobs/types-of-opportunities/internships.html
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.
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