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Pasantía en Knowledge Management y Comunications

Publicado el 31 de enero de 2018 por PNUD

Fecha límite de inscripción: 9 de febrero de 2018

Most commodity sectors in developing countries are afflicted by poor production practices that lead to increasing pressure on ecosystems and fail to improve the livelihoods of rural communities. Poor production practices lead to negative environmental impacts such as biodiversity loss, deforestation, carbon emissions, soil erosion, depletion of water resources and contamination from chemicals. In fact, the largest driver of deforestation is the production of agricultural commodities.On the social side, working conditions in commodity production are often not in line with basic labor rights. Despite recent commodity booms, small producers are held in poverty, mostly due to low productivity and product quality.

Despite the progress made through standards and supply-chain initiative, weaknesses in the underlying enabling environment limit change at a larger scale. An effective enabling environment consists of elements such as clear public policies, a well-functioning legal framework, clarity regarding land-use planning, effective enforcement mechanisms, accessible credit structures, and effective farmer extension services. As a result of the absence of these elements, work on commodity sustainability remains less effective than it could be, and costlier and more time-consuming than it should be. Improving the enabling environments will increase the chances of sector-wide change to sustainable production practices.

UNDP established the Green Commodities Programme (GCP) in 2009 in recognition of the importance of global agricultural commodities and how they contribute to economical, social and environmental sustainability and the need to strengthen UNDP’s support and leadership in the field. GCP was initiated with seed funding from the UNDP and was tasked to evolve into a global programme supporting UNDP’s Strategic Plan, building on almost a decade of GEF supported projects mainstreaming ecosystem services into productive landscapes. GCP’s global targets, objectives and delivery strategies are based on inclusive and sustainable growth and development – combining governments and markets in agriculture through public private partnerships and democratic dialogue processes. GCP’s focus on strengthening the livelihoods of smallholder producers within commodity supply chains and reducing environmental footprints, particularly deforestation, through public private partnerships can be key for UNDP’s ambitions to reduce poverty, reduce deforestation and engage the private sector in SDGs.

The Green Commodities Programme (GCP) exists to improve the national economic, social and environmental performance of agricultural commodity sectors. GCP works within agricultural commodity production in countries of UNDP operation where the programme can have significant impact on rural livelihoods, mitigate climate change, and maintain the ecosystem services and resilience of landscapes and seascapes.

The GCP has pioneered the concept of National Commodity Platforms to help governments facilitate shared visions and actions for sustainable commodity production among key stakeholders. GCP operates in over 10 countries globally.

Main tasks:

Support to the UNDP Green Commodities team in:

-Data collection, analysis, interpretation and including presentation in flowcharts, tables or slides;

-Preparation and organization of webinars, knowledge management tools, product and activities such as workshops, Community of Practice platform and event;

-Translation, proof reading and editing of documents;

-Drafting, designing and updating communications content for the global Community of Practice, UNDP Green Commodities and IAP programme websites and social media;

-Supporting engagement campaigns and strategies

-Preparation of presentations, briefing notes, meeting minutes and reports;

-Maintaining internal filing system up to date;

-Other related tasks.

-Providing support on internal communications reporting


-Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;

-Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;

-Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

-Treats all people fairly without favoritism;

-Strong IT skills including MS Office;

-Excellent writing and editing skills;

-Experience with the preparation of media content is a plus;

-Interest in communications and content creation;

-Interest in knowledge management;

-Interest in data collection, analysis and presentation.

Personal Skills:

-Creative, proactive and supportive;

-Able to take initiative and work independently;

-Ability to work in team; creating a positive environment;

-Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;

Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skill.


Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) such as environment, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, journalism, communications, international development, social/political sciences or related fields;


Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) such as environment, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, journalism, communications, international development, social/political sciences or related fields;


Have graduated with a university degree such as environment, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, journalism, communications, international development, social/political sciences or related fields or related field and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


Experience in data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation

Experience in communications, writing and editing

Language Requirements:

Fluent English and Spanish