UNDP: Inclusive Development Internship 2020

  • Internship
  • Pretoria , South Africa


Role purpose

S/he will provide support significantly to the analysis and formulation of strategies and economic briefings to Senior Management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Programme Manager: Inclusive Growth the intern will undertake the following tasks:

  • Regular tracking, assemblage and analysis of socio-economic data relevant to the execution of the UNDP’s mandate of supporting the Government of South Africa.
  • Periodic analysis of economic and social development issues that contribute to the promotion of inclusive and sustainable economic growth and as well as social development in South Africa.
  • Analysis of the country’s macro-economic policies and their impact on poverty reduction, economic growth, social development, equity, and collective prosperity, among others.
  • Develop concept notes and draft business proposals.
  • Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents.
  • Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings.
  • Document and internet research.

Expected Outputs/outcomes:

  • Improved Expedite project implementation systematically through discussions and correspondences as well as field visits and analysis of periodic project progress reports.
  • Information and knowledge management including dissemination to project stakeholders and organizing relevant dialogue sessions.
  • Capturing and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme goals.
  • Participate in meetings and ensure that plans, activities and resources are optimally coordinated with all partners and relevant programmes/projects.
  • Draft terms of reference as directed and for final review by the programme manager.


  • Above average understanding and knowledge of public policy issues in a developing country context
  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform in a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability and evidence to get things done
  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
  • Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Economics, Development, Public Administration, or other related fields

Intern requirements:

  • UNDP interns receive payment of a monthly stipend based on the rate established by the duty station
  • UNDP interns accrue leave at a rate of 1.5 days per month;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • 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 a 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;
  • Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time and when they complete their studies (if still enrolled);
  • Interns need to make own arrangements for travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.
How to Apply

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