UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

UNDP in Islamabad, Pakistan

Job Identification : 4867

Locations : Islamabad, Pakistan

Posting Date : 07/25/2022, 10:47 AM

Apply Before : 08/15/2022, 06:59 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : SB3

Vacancy Type : Internship Programme

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Contract Duration : 6 months

Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree

Required Languages : Urdu, English

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description

Internship Programme 2022 – UNDP Pakistan



UNDP Pakistan is scaling up its community recovery work in Balochistan by transforming it into a local, area-based development programme with social innovation as a cross cutting theme. The programme will support the creation of the necessary conditions for stability (citizen-state trust building) through inclusive local development planning processes, addressing basic local infrastructure and livelihoods needs, and make tangible progress towards the achievement of the SDGs. While leveraging a pilot project funded by the Country Investment Facility and the Government of Balochistan, this programme aims to mobilize US$40m over the period 2018-2024. The project will work to find innovative and sustainable solutions to address Balochistan’s development challenges by showcasing local government delivery on Pakistan’s Sustainable Development Goals. It will support improved delivery of basic public services including water, health and education etc; and also to create employment generation and improved livelihoods. Social Innovation will be mainstreamed across all the activities to create a greater impact through employing innovative solutions for realizing SDGs. The project will be specifically focused on three outputs: 1) Building capacities of the local governments to effectively plan and deliver services in order to achieve the SDGs.; 2) Accelerating the delivery of the SDGs by investing in basic services to address immediate and urgent needs with a special focus on the needs of women and vulnerable groups, and 3) Developing alternative livelihoods for both men and women and stimulating the local economy through skills training, business development and trade.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Project Management Specialist, the Intern will assist the Project, based on an agreed work plan, tasks and achievements by performing the activities narrated below for the duration of the internship: –

  • Providing support to the project in day to day functions related to implementation of work plans and related activities.
  • Assistance in coordination with relevant stakeholders; internal and external.
  • Preparation of and assistance in organizing different events/workshop’s reports/proceedings and data archiving.
  • Assist in identification, development, and update database(s) with in the various components of the assigned unit.
  • Assist in preparation of presentations.
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned in setting up of meetings and recording of minutes.
  • Any other relevant work assigned by the Supervisor.


Core Competencies

  • Achieve Result: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline;

  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements;
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback;
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible;
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident;
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships:
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.



  • The candidate must be enrolled in a post graduate programme (master’s or higher) OR enrolled in the final year of a first university degree (such as bachelor’s)” OR have recently graduate with in one year from the date of advertisement OR enrolled in postgraduate professional traineeship programme and undertaking internship as part of the programme. The institution must be recognized by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Major in in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Environmental Sciences, Business Studies or relevant discipline will be preferred.


  • Not required.

Language Requirements:

  • The candidate must be fluent in English and have both written and speaking skills with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of MS Office.


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