Administrative/Financial support Intern (Diversity Internship Programme) - AdTrade Project/UNDP Moldova

Location : Chisinau, MOLDOVA
Application Deadline :12-Jun-23 (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 :3 to 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :up to 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.


The Advanced Capacities for Trade project (first phase) has been uniquely designed to respond to these challenges by contributing to a host of complex and inter-linked goals, aiming at supporting an environment of trust and cooperation across the post-conflict divide through capitalizing on the opportunities offered by the DCFTA and consolidating trade ties across the river and with the EU, while supporting economic growth that benefits the most vulnerable. To this end, the project facilitates the integration of Transnistrian businesses into the export promotion mechanisms on the right bank through reducing the information gap on DCFTA, enhancing the MSME competitiveness and supporting the development of the entrepreneurship culture, with a particular focus on the vulnerable.

The second phase of the initiative will support the development of the enabling environment (including capacity development and regulatory measures) for cross-river cooperation and integration of exporters, will continue expanding access of Transnistrian region’s enterprises (particularly SMEs) to export promotion mechanisms on the right bank, as well as provide tailored support and build necessary skills, taking into account specific needs of current and future exporters from the region.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the staff members to which he/she is assigned, the intern is supposed to assist on a part-time basis in daily implementation of the tasks in the above-mentioned Units.


Who can apply?

This internship position seeks to target under-represented groups, primarily: persons with disabilities (of all types), people living with HIV, LGBTIQ people, ethno-linguistic minorities including ethnic Gagauz, Russians, Ukrainians, Bulgarians, Roma, people of African descent, religious and other minorities, other under-represented groups. This is a temporary special measure.


Internship package and working conditions

The interested candidates shall submit the following package of documents:

  • Recent CV;
  • Completed Internship Application Form (attached below);
  • Motivation letter setting out the reasons why you are seeking an internship with UNDP and what is expected from the experience;
  • A copy of school transcript;
  • A letter of endorsement from a senior faculty member who has directly supervised you in the recent past and who is fully acquainted with your performance;
  • Copy of proof of medical insurance valid for Moldova;
  • Information on the special needs the person might have, such as reasonable accommodation at the workplace or any other specific needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Work within the Project team to scan the Procurement and Finance records within the period specified under the project life.

• Package in archive boxes or files and arrange Procurement and Finance records according to the UNDP Moldova archiving guidelines and archiving plan;

• Prepare an inventory/assets list of the Procurement office records; retrieve all files earmarked for archiving storage;

• Create, edit and maintain records/registries in various content management systems, including Assets Management, Procurement evidence, Financial Reporting documents, Travel Management, Programme deliverables, etc.

• Assist the Programme in all administrative and financial-related matters, such as logistics support to different events organized by the project, support with preparing documents for payments, responses;

  • Draft letters as response to inquiries, for suppliers and Programme counterparts;
  • Pro-actively contribute to day-to-day project implementation and ensure conformity to expected results and project work-plans;
  • Other duties as assigned by Mentor. 



Core Competencies 

  • Proven commitment to the core values of the United Nations; in particular, is respectful of differences of culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, language, age, HIV status, disability, sexual orientation, or other status;
  • Demonstrates keen interest in the work of the UN and of UNDP, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Demonstrates the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views;
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity, self-development and initiative-taking.

Required Skills and Experience

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.

Minimum qualifications / skills

  • Good time management skills;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel spreadsheet;
  • Working knowledge of both written and spoken English.
  • Working knowledge of Romanian and Russian is desirable
  • Basic financial/budgeting experience is desirable
  • Basic knowledge of archiving activities


Note: The intern will be provided with a fully equipped workplace and stipend and annual leave is granted, meeting the above criteria

An intern performing an internship using flexible working arrangements will only be paid a stipend, if eligible, if they are physically present in the workplace or office.

Upon completion of the internship, the intern receives a certificate from UNDP.

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