UN traineeship programme kicks off

May 9, 2011

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Nepal launched the first ever traineeship programme for candidates from socially excluded groups to create a diverse workforce as well as address the agenda of social exclusion in a pragmatic manner.

A total of 29 recent university graduates are undergoing an 11 month full time training assignment in 7 UN agencies and the Office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, which will provide them with the opportunity to improve their personal skills and competencies. Currently there are 6 trainees with UNDP.

The available areas for training are Poverty Reduction, Environment, Governance, Peace Building, Child Protection, Nutrition, Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Social Policy, Education, HIV/AIDS, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion, Population, Monitoring and Evaluation, Human Resource Management, Finance, Information Communication Technology, Logistics, Supplies Procurement and other UN related themes. 

The minimum selection criteria for the applicants include a University graduate degree (minimum Bachelors degree) and not more than one year since graduation, belonging to a socially excluded group with basic communication skills (oral and written) in English and Nepali languages and commitment to the values of the UN. The programme is launched through the Foundation for Development Management, a local NGO who will manage the Programme on behalf of the UN Country Team.