Internships with UNFPA Country / Regional Offices In Africa and Asia

Expires
Education level
Started bachelor/master (1.-3. yr)
Started master (4.-5. yr)
Completed Bachelors degree
Completed Masters degree
Type
Internship / Trainee
Other assignments / unpaid work
Work place
UNFPA Country and Regional Offices in Africa and Asia
Responsibilities
Administration and Procedure
Analytics, Computing and Reporting
International Relations and Development
Communication/Dissemination/Journalism
Management/ Project Management
County
Outside of Norway
How to apply

 

Internships with UNFPA Country / Regional Offices In Africa and Asia

Duration: 1 February - 28 May 2021

The intern will not receive a salary, but could be eligible for a stipend to help cover basic daily expenses. Costs related to travel, insurance, visa and accommodation will exclusively be covered by the applicant. UNFPA Nordic Office and relevant Country/Regional Office will need to see documentation of insurance coverage prior to the commencement of the internship.

Please note that the internship is subject to possible COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Who we are

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. UNFPA is working to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. By 2030, we aim to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all by:

• Ending unmet need for family planning

• Ending preventable maternal death

• Ending violence and harmful practices against women and girls

For this purpose, UNFPA supports sexuality education and information; access to contraception, including condoms to protect against HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections; and access to health care during pregnancy and childbirth. UNFPA also works to end harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, and supports developing countries with population data collection and analysis for national development strategies.

UNFPA’s Headquarters are located in New York, and the Fund works in over 155 countries around the world. For more information on UNFPA’s work and mandate, please visit our website at www.unfpa.org.

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the UNFPA Country/Regional Representative or other appointed staff, the intern will assist the Country/Regional Office. The position may include the following:

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

1. Drafting working documents related to project management, communications etc.
2. Collecting and analyzing data
3. Monitoring and evaluating developments
4. Other tasks in accordance with the agreed work plan

A specific work plan with intended achievements and learning outcomes for the duration of the Internship will be agreed upon between the intern and the Country/Regional Office.

General
The successful intern should be ready to assist in other related duties as required, including ad hoc tasks.

 

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants within the following fields of study will be preferred:

• Global Health
• Demography
• Economics incl. health economics
• Political Science
• Social anthropology incl. community participation
• Development studies incl. monitoring and evaluation
• Communication
• Gender, incl. gender equality and gender based violence
• Human Resources Management
• Procurement, incl. supply chain management

 

Furthermore, it is a requirement that the successful applicant

  1. Is enrolled in a Master’s programme or in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme in one of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland); or has graduated within the last 12 months from a Nordic University; or is enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme in a Nordic country and undertakes the internship as part of this programme
     
  2. Has proven academic progress and experience working with complex issues
     
  3. Is fluent in English. Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset. A solid knowledge of French for students applying for an internship in francophone countries is required
     
  4. Has the ability to write and work clearly and concisely and with attention to detail
     
  5. Takes initiative, has a sound judgment and ability to work with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds

 

Learning Elements
Upon completion of the internship the Intern should have gained:

1. Increased understanding of the UN system

2. Understanding of the UNFPA work and mandate

3. Understanding of the dynamics of an Inter-Agency Programme

4. Knowledge of technical language and working procedures

5. Competences in writing and formulating documents

6. Networking skills and the ability to work as a team in a multicultural setting


For more information
Please contact Emmi Kallio, UNFPA Nordic Office, by email: kallio@unfpa.org 

More information on UNFPA:

UNFPA Strategic Plan 2018-2021

State of World Population Report 2020

Annual Report 2019