The United Nations in Namibia is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse workforce and broad outreach regarding job vacancies and internships at the station. The UN Namibia recruitment principles encompass competitiveness, fairness, transparency, objectivity and accountability. We are looking for candidates with the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity to join our growing programs and operations.
Who we are
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals.UNDP and the Government of Namibia signed a Standard Basic Assistance Agreement on the 22nd March 1990. This Agreement embodied the basic conditions under which the UNDP and its Executing Agencies shall assist the Government in carrying out its development projects, and under which such UNDP-assisted projects shall be executed.Ms. Anita Kiki Gbeho is the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative, while Ms. Izumi Morota-Alakija is the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative.
If we don’t educate them on the value of our ecosystems, how will they reap the benefits? UNDP supports schools to enhance attainment of all MDGs by actively incorporating conservation agriculture in the curriculum and pursue practical orientation programmes.
Women comprise, on average, 43 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries. If they had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20–30 percent. UNDP provides support to vulnerable communities, promotes advocacy and awareness for the recognition of human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment in Namibia.
What we do
UNDP in Namibia supports the Government of Namibia (GRN) in identifying key challenges in meeting its Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Improving capacities at the national, regional and local level for achieving the SDGs and Vision 2030 is the heart and core of the programme.
The programme has three components:
A. Democratic Governance, Gender Equality & Women Empowerment and HIV/AIDS; B.Poverty Reduction and Strategic PolicyC.Energy and Environment for Sustainable DevelopmentIn all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.
This month, UNDP Namibia supported the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to launch the Anti-Poaching Billboards around the country, as well as the Anti-Poaching Law Enforcement Centre at Waterberg.As the poaching of rhinos and elephants in Namibia continues to be a serious concern, the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) through MET, together with the armed forces, are proactively and aggressively tackling this serious challenge. The billboards, which are strategically placed at certain points around the country, aim to increase awareness about poaching and the illicit trafficking and trade of wildlife. Due to the limited public information about the risks, impact and cost of poaching on the economy and society at large, GRN decided to ensure that Namibians are provided with the correct and necessary information.UNDP Namibia commends GRN for recognizing the risks that poverty and the lack of alternative livelihoods could play in poaching and the illegal trafficking of wildlife.