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 to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order 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 launched in March 2019 a Sustainable Finance Hub as a finance and innovation platform that draws on a critical mass of UNDP expertise, initiatives, and partnerships to support the mobilization and leveraging of resources for the SDGs and lead the implementation of the new private sector strategy and other initiatives. The Hub is an integral part of both the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), as part of the Global Policy Network (GPN).

The Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) is one of the five global thematic centers of UNDP mandated to leverage the role of the private sector in development. The Center supports the GPN and BPPS by leading UNDP’s strategic offer to partner and work with the private sector. The Centre efforts is a leading center of excellence on engaging the private sector in development globally and will align and create synergies with the work of UNDP’s Country Offices, Regional Hubs and Finance Sector Unit, by focusing on the following objectives:

  1. Support the development of inclusive markets and inclusive business models that engage poor people into value chains as producers, employees, consumers and entrepreneurs, with the end goal of poverty alleviation;
  2. Creation of a demand driven set of tools and guidelines for engaging the private sector in development, in key markets that will be used as best practices guidelines;
  3. Programmatic private sector partnership for SDG implementation across UNDP, by designing, establishing and monitoring concrete global and national public private partnerships that creates results for development; and
  4. Global Centre of excellence for dialogue on private sector development by convening business and supporting actors. This could especially have a focus on South-South dialogue.

The Knowledge Management Intern will support the team in the development, implementation and maintenance of key service offers from the center to actors at the global and country levels. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:


Duties and responsibilities

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Technical assistance for development of platform for e-learning

  • Supporting the scale-up of e-learning platform with a human-centered approach
  • Development of e-learning platform in Microsoft Azure Marketplace
  • Deploying solution to country offices and initiatives within the organization include branding, content migration, learning path set up and maintenance
  • Support in development of content including script writing and content structure




Support IICPSD in its day-to-day operations


  • Support the preparation of various materials including presentations, briefing notes and reports





  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.





  • Experience with knowledge management and how to take a human-centered approach to rollout of an e-learning platform.
  • Technical capacity (e.g., some basic HTML coding experience, Microsoft Azure, and other programs, etc.)

Required Skills and Experience


Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or
  • have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies.


Field of study:

Information & Technology Management, Business Management, National Development or equivalent.

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;
  • Some degree of experience with managing software for e-learning content development is a great asset.
  • Experience with basic HTML-coding is an asset.

Language skills:

  • English required;
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Other 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.