UNFPA 2024 People Strategy Internship Cohort (10 Posts) 

UNFPA 2024 People Strategy Internship Cohort (10 Posts) 

Interns will receive a stipend to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, if not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation, or scholarship programme. The stipend will be paid based on the location where the intern is based. Applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins. UNFPA does not provide medical insurance for interns.

UNFPA 2024 People Strategy Internship Cohort (10 Posts) 

About UNFPA and How You Can Make a Difference: 

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands choices and possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2022-2025), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices and more. 

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results. UNFPA need interns who are exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Your Education: 

Applicants to UNFPA’s internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: 

A. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher); B. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent); 

C. Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (A) and (B) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation; 

D. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme. 

Your Experiences: 

Some experience in working with development agencies, including in volunteer capacity. Some professional / academic / personal experience in human resources topics. Fluency in English. Knowledge of other United Nations languages is an asset. Strong analytical and writing skills. 

Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds. 

Learning Elements: 

Upon completion of the assignment, and depending on its duration, the Intern will gain the following knowledge assets: 

1. Increased understanding of the UNFPA and the Division for Human Resources within UNFPA

2. Understand UN(FPA) HR Policy framework and policy design 

3. Demonstrate UN(FPA) core competencies, including planning and organizing, accountability, client orientation, communication and creativity 

4. Learn UN technical language, working procedures, and coordination mechanisms

5. Write and formulate substantive documents and presentations 

6. Contribute to the successful implementation and communication of policies and procedures

7. Network with UN(FPA) colleagues 

8. Gain work experience as a team member in a multicultural setting

Before submitting your application, please find more about the position(s) in the Terms of Reference (ToR)

DEADLINE: 10 January, 2024

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