The Leave No One Behind (LNB) Project builds upon the vast experience of the UN and UNDP in addressing social inclusion and the needs of vulnerable groups. It will support the implementation of the newly shaped vision of the social sector in Albania, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the country’s aspirations towards EU integration. LNB avails of technical expertise and know-how of UN agencies aiming at allowing for greater impact and outreach by focusing on the municipal level and its linkage to the national level. The objective of the second phase of the programme (2011 – 2025) is to empower vulnerable persons and groups to have equal access to public services and opportunities, to have a voice in public decision-making affecting their lives and hold the duty bearers accountable. The project’s second phase is designed to:

  • strengthen the vulnerable population to request and receive adequate social services from local authorities that support their social inclusion,
  • help municipalities to effectively manage the provision of social services and promote social inclusion, 
  • support national institutions to implement their policy framework for providing social services and adequately fund social services. 

The project’s implementation is the responsibility of the four UN agencies UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA, and funded by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator and in direct supervision of the lead researcher the incumbent will provide support to the LNB team with the data collection for a satisfaction survey with social services received at local level (32 municipalities) which will be led by an expert in socio-economic research. More concretely the intern will be tasked with the following:

  • undertake interviews with beneficiaries of social services in person (in 32 municipalities), or occasionally over the telephone;
  • data entry – of quantitative and qualitative (as per the guidelines provided by lead researcher);
  • provide administrative support to project team, including coordinating field visits to community centres and municipalities;
  • assist with the logistical organisation of field interviews and meetings;
  • support storing and uploading all survey materials/files
  • perform other duties as assigned by the LNB project coordinator

Institutional Arrangement

The intern will report directly to the assigned Programme Coordinator – Leave No One Behind – second phase (see attached Annex 1 for the Organigram).



Achieve Results:

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 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously

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

Required Skills and Experience

Education requirements

  • Is enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Is graduated with a university degree (a secondary or higher academic degree programme) at least 2 years from this announcement, in a social science field (social work, sociology, law or economics);

Min. years of relevant work experience


Required  skills

  • Computer proficient and well versed in the use of the data base, analysis tools, social media platforms, Word, Excel, Power Point, Power BI (preferred);
  • Experience to successfully perform tasks despite time pressure and on multiple requests.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Experience in research, data collection and analysis;
  • Have a keen interest in the work of the UN and the UNDP and demonstrate a commitment to its statement of purpose and to the ideals of the UN
  • Understanding of the Albanian system of social care services and service delivery at local level is an asset
  • Prepared to travel and work in the field

Required Language(s)

Fluency in Albanian and English, both written and oral, are required.

Professional Certificates


How to Apply:

The candidate should apply online through the Job Site website by submitting his/her CV accompanied with motivation letter.

Selected candidate must submit following documents:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme or a diploma taken not later than 2 years from this announcement.

UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.

Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
It is important to note that interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents and need to plan for these well in advance.

Subsequent Employment:

The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. 

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.