Programme Support Intern (International)

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Programme Support Intern (International)

  • Post Date:May 13, 2024
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  • Career Level Student
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Job Description

Job Identification: 17956
Locations: Harare, Zimbabwe
Apply Before: 05/15/2024, 05:59 AM
Job Schedule: Full time
Vacancy Type: Internship Programme
Practice Area: Economics
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
Contract Duration: 6 months
Education & Work Experience: Bachelor’s Degree
Other Criteria: Position is open to foreign nationals only
Required Languages: English
Desired Languages: Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage
Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Job Purpose and Organizational Context

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, and institutional capabilities and build resilience to sustain development results. UNDP is working to strengthen new
frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries’ efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide
global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

UNDP supports the formulation and implementation of national plans for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth and full and productive employment. In this regard, the Zimbabwe CO intends to establish a fully functioning Prosperity Pillar. This Pillar will focus on supporting transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift Zimbabwe onto a sustainable and resilient path while leaving no one behind. The strategy for the CO will be to support the following: –

  • Integrated planning for inclusive and sustainable growth;
  • Supporting employment creation, decent work, and redistributive programmes to address poverty, inequality, and exclusion; and
  • Mobilizing and scaling up financing for enabling transition to inclusive and sustainable growth.
  • Interventions to address the poverty challenge, focusing interventions at both macro and subnational levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:

1.Support the establishment and functioning of the Prosperity Pillar.

  • Support the gathering and sharing information on the effective and efficient Prosperity Pillar in the Zimbabwean context.

2. Support the implementation of key activities that promotes inclusive growth and prosperity in Zimbabwe.

3. Provide support in the creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Support in tracking and updating on new and available opportunities for funding.
  • Logistics support on the meetings and workshops preparations
  • Coordinate and follow up with internal colleagues for administration.
  • Participate in meetings and note-taking.

4. Other: Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.


  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization.
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation.
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal-oriented mind-set.
  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently.
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Response positively to feedback and differing points of view.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. >

Required Skills and Experience


Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Have graduated with a university degree in Economics, Business Studies, Development Studies, International Development or equivalent.
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program in Economics, Business Studies, Development Studies, International Development or equivalent.


  • Good research and analytical
  • Good writing
  • Ability to interpret and analyze economic data
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical tools

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;
  • Knowledge and proficient user of Video Conferencing tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams

Language skills:

  • Fluent English required.
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

Internship Conditions:

  • UNDP internships are not remunerated, but a stipend for to support transportation.
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
  • Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed.
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship.
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in the health insurance plan.
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
  • Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.
  • Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.


Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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