Private Sector Partnerships Intern with UNDP RBAS

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :13-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 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 globally with the 2030-agenda, responsible governance, crisis prevention and recovery, poverty prevention, climate and access to energy. UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) is headquartered in New York, USA and includes 18 country/representative offices. The internship will be under the Partnership and Communication team that leads RBAS’s cooperation and engagement with the private sector. The team’s private sector work consists of working strategically to build up partnerships with companies, financial institutions, business networks, and other actors who want to work towards reaching UNDP’s goals and the SDGs.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking for an intern who can contribute to the partnership team daily work and substantive research. The intern is expected to be open to take on a variety of assignments. The planned start date is the 3rd of January 2023, while we remain flexible to accommodate to ensure a proper onboarding for the intern.

Typical tasks include the following:


External engagement support:

Support development of materials for presentations, incl. PowerPoints and talking points;

Support communication and media outreach, incl. for social media, website, press and more;

Draft social media posts on UNDP’s and UNDP RBAS private sector engagements;

Source stories internally in UNDP for social media outreach on private sector engagements;

Draft letters, presentations, concept notes, and other texts;

Research on potential partners, markets and funding opportunities;

Review external developments and research material relevant for the department;

Conduct analysis and research relevant for projects and engagements.

Private sector support:

Support the coordination and handling of private sector partnerships and engagements;

Support implementation of Impact Management and Measurement (IMM) advisory to external partners;

Support the implementation of private sector activities and events;

Support development of new engagement opportunities;

Prepare mapping and research for engagement with the private sector as needed.  

Other support:

Prepare meetings, manage calendar invites, and take minutes;

Participate in relevant public hearings, debates, events, and workshops as needed;

Support the planning and execution of events;

Various ad hoc tasks.


Strong interest in sustainable development goals, the work of international organisations, and preferably experience with the private sector’s role in this agenda;

Knowledge of the UN/UNDP and commitment to UN mission and UNDP mandate is an advantage;

Knowledge of global value chains and businesses’ roles in these is an advantage;

Knowledge of the sustainable finance sector, including risk finance, fintech, and digitalisation is an advantage;

Knowledge of Impact Measurement and Management is an advantage;

Team playe, works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals;

Good organisational and time management skills;

Ability to work independently and manage own deadlines;

Excellent communications skills in English. Arabic and/or French is an advantage.

Knowledge of and experience with communication outreach and with drafting articles and posts for web and social media;

Understanding of content management of websites (CMS) and ability to maintain websites is an advantage;

Event planning and execution.

Required Skills and Experience


Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Arabic or French is an asset.


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

Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);

Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);

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;

Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.


Application Process:

Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all documents in one file):

Updated CV as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;

Brief description of why the individual considers themself as the most suitable for the assignment.


General Conditions:

In accordance with the UNDP Internship policy, UNDP interns are eligible to receive a monthly stipend, with a rate that varies depending on the duty location. The stipend will be paid monthly, and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.

Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend.

Except for the stipend, all other expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions.

Interns are not considered staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.


Selected candidate will be required to submit the following documents:

Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in appropriate level of programme as per the eligibility requirements;

Proof of medical insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out and a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship.


UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern. UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

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