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.
UNDP Namibia launches Global Human Development Report
UNDP Namibia: This month, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia launched the 2016 Global Human Development Report (HDR), the latest in a series of Global Development Reports published by the UNDP since 1990.
Health services supported through energy solutions
UNDP’s Solar for Health initiative globally supports governments to increase access to quality health services through installing solar energy photo-voltaic systems (PV), ensuring constant and cost-effective access to electricity, and mitigating the impact of climate change and advancing multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP engages Erongo private sector on SDGs
Stakeholders met on 21 September 2017 to discuss the HIV combination prevention roadmap for Namibia and disseminate the draft National HIV Strategic Framework (NSF) for 2017-2022. The NSF, once approved, will serve as the strategic guidance for scaling up HIV services in order to achieve the Fast Track targets set out in the 2016 Political Declaration.
Sierra Leone learns about Namibia Civil Registration
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI) hosted a delegation from the Republic of Sierra Leone which recently visited Namibia on a study tour to learn about the Namibian civil registration processes.
UNAM and UNDP sign partnership agreement
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 24 November 2017, to focus research on developing Namibia in the area of sustainable development.
SCORE Project supports smallholder farmers in Northern
At 65, Naemi Natanael is a communal smallholder farmer living in the Onangama village in the Ohangwena region. Highly dependent on her 3.5 hectares of land for her livelihood, Natanael was one of the first respondents within her community to a call for training to use new cultivation technologies and make use of climate-smart agricultural methods in order to improve productivity and provide for her family of 12.
MOHSS and UNDP honours TB survey field operators
In 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Namibia, in partnership with the Global Fund, issued its support for the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) for the first ever Tuberculosis (TB) Disease Prevalence Survey Project (DPS) in the country. Over 60 health professionals and support staff were recruited and inducted for the project.
KAZA Excellency Tour Promotional Video Launched
23 April, Windhoek: The Minister of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Honourable Pohamba Shifeta, in partnership with the Botswana High Commissioner, the Zambian High Commissioner, the Ambassador of Zimbabwe and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative launched a promotional video of the KAZA Excellency Tour on Monday, 23 April 2018 at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre.
Sustainable Land Management curbs desertification
Rehoboth, 27 June: The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-hosted the commemoration of the World Day to Combat Desertification in Rehoboth on 27 June.
World Environment Day calls for public to
Windhoek, 5 June: The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in partnership with the United Nations Namibia (UN Namibia), and the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) observed the World En-vironment Day (WED) on 5 June 2018 in Windhoek.
UNDP visits Family of Hope Services Centre for Mandela Day
18 July, Windhoek: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia visited the Family of Hope Services Centre in the Havana Informal Settlement, Windhoek on Nelson Mandela International Day. The Centre supports 450 orphans and vulnerable children, providing meals, counseling, medical care and education.
Government officials trained on gender responsive budgeting
21 September, Windhoek: The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia Country Office and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) held a five-day training workshop on Gender Analysis and Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) at the Heja Lodge, outside Windhoek.