Data Analyst Intern

Location : NEW YORK
Application Deadline :30-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Expected Duration of Assignment :6-12 MONTHS

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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.


UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


As the lead UN development agency, UNDP is well-placed to help implement the Goals through our work in some 170 countries and territories.  We support countries in achieving the SDGs through integrated solutions. Today’s complex challenges—from stemming the spread of disease to preventing conflict—cannot be tackled neatly in isolation. For UNDP, this means focusing on systems, root causes and connections between challenges—not just thematic sectors—to build solutions that respond to people’s daily realities. Today's development challenges are complex and each context is different. That's why we tailor our work to fit the needs of the countries and communities we serve.  UNDP's Strategic Plan (2022-2025) has been designed to be responsive to the wide diversity of the countries we serve.


Organizational set up of the Regional Bureau in Asia Pacific

UNDP in Asia and the Pacific delivers country and regional programmes in 36 countries through 25 UNDP Country Offices and the Bangkok Regional Hub to help empower lives and build resilient nations. 


The office in Headquarters in NY – structure and functions:

The Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP) is headquartered in both New York and Bangkok. The Strategic Planning and Oversight, Country Coordination and Liaison and Strategic Policy and Partnerships functions are based in New York with the Regional Director. The Deputy Regional Director and the regional Policy Network, the Country Office Quality Assurance, and the Transactional Services are based in Bangkok.


The small New York team has a main role in defining the strategic direction of the Bureau and the partnerships to realise it; participating in UNDP internal management and inter-bureau coordination fora;  representing the Bureau in annual consultations with either other bureaus in UNDP or major UNDP partners, including donors and Member States; and ensuring effective interface with global processes and meetings, as appropriate.


Duties and Responsibilities

This internship will assist SPOT team in the following duties and responsibilities:



Duties and responsibilities

% of time


Data Gathering and Analysis – Planning and Results

  • Provides support to the team in collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data generated from Country Offices’ Results-Oriented Annual Reports (ROAR), and the Regional ROAR to identify the main results and achievements in the region
  • Analyzes yearly Integrated Workplans to identify aggregated priorities and expected deliverables for the region in various areas of work.



Data Gathering and Analysis - Evaluations

  • Supports in identifying and documenting key lessons derived from Evaluations, with emphasis on lessons learned.
  • Documents effective and/or innovative evaluation practices and approaches for wider dissemination or replication;



Analysis - Key Performance Indicators

  • Supports the team in compiling analysis of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to be used in RBAP interactions with Country Offices such as performance webinars, CO Business Plans discussions and Performance plans;




  • Compiles briefs and updates for RBAP internal use and as input to external audiences;
  • Prepare powerpoint presentations on performance and results for various target audiences;
  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.



competencies and attitude:

  • 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;
  • Responds 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:

  1. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  3. 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;
  4. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.



  • Degree in a relevant field of expertise such as economics, public administration, international relations, development studies, political science or related fields.

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;
  • Other IT skills for data analysis and data visualization will be an asset

Language skills:

  • Oral and written proficiency in English is required;

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