Assistant Intern to Deputy Resident Representative

Location : Hanoi, VIET NAM
Application Deadline :06-Jun-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :

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.


On the ground in about 170 countries and territories, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships, and institutions so they can sustain their progress.

In Viet Nam, the Government and UNDP partnership officially started in 1978. Since then, UNDP has been working closely with the Government and other partners to expand the choices for people and ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunities to realize their full potentials.

The current Country Programme (2022-2026) contributes to three inter-related outcomes of the One UN Strategic Plan for Viet Nam, aiming to address poverty and inequalities; enhance citizen participation and protection of rights; as well as promote sustainable low- carbon development while strengthening resilience of the targeted groups.

Outcome 1: Shared Prosperity through Economic Transformation

Outcome 2: Climate Change, Disaster Resilience and Environmental Sustainability

Outcome 3: Governance and Access to Justice

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in the day-to-day management of managing project portfolio, partnership building, representations, innovation, and any other activities needed. 
  • Among them: working out new ideas, writing draft concept notes, preparing presentations, collecting information, maintaining, updating relevant databases, and doing basic research on current development topics.  
  • Work with the front office for the arrangement of meetings and appointments. 
  • Support to the preparation of meetings, making sure the necessary supporting documents are ready before the meeting (Briefing Notes, Speeches etc.), writing minutes and action points after the meetings.
  • Attend meetings with counterparts, prepare necessary documents and correspondence (thank you letters) afterwards and, where needed, provide informal translations. 
  • Assist in doing follow up with teams in the office and coordinate those timely actions are taken. Updates the Document systems, like MS SHarepoint and MS teams with upcoming tasks.  
  • Any other tasks related to day-to-day management.


  • Fluent English and Vietnamese, both written and verbal — the deliverables must be presented in either or both languages according to the audience;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate and work with diverse people; Participate effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
  • Proven track record of experience volunteering or working with NGO/CSO is an advantage;
  • Excellent ability to use basic computer software (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) is required. Basic web image, layout and design, and video editing ability will be an advantage;
  • Tactful and responsible, able to keep information confidential;
  • Able to analyze and think strategically.

Required Skills and Experience

Intern at the time of application must meet one of the following conditions:

  • 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.

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