Coordination Intern for Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC Office)

Location : Jakarta, INDONESIA
Application Deadline :31-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months


In 2009, the Government of Indonesia signed the "Jakarta Commitment" to localize the Paris Declaration for increased aid effectiveness, local ownership and donor coordination. The UN in Indonesia is responding to this call for increased harmonization with a strengthening of its common approaches and the delivery of results for the advancement of the SDGs. The joint framework between the Government and the 24 UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Indonesia is the UN Partnership for Development Framework (UNPDF) 2016-2020. The UNPDF has five thematic areas: poverty reduction, equitable access to social services and social protection, environmental sustainability and resilience to shocks, improved governance and equitable access to justice for all. 

The intern will be based in the Office of the Resident Coordinator (RC Office). The structure of the office is unique as the RC Office manages a wide range of interagency coordination issues, for example supporting joint programs between several UN organizations, facilitating coordination of UN working groups or advising on Human Rights or Disaster Recovery. This offers the intern exposure to a wide variety of development and humanitarian issues and to the core processes related to UN coordination. The internship provides an opportunity to learn about the workings and priorities of the UN system in Indonesia and about the UN working together, and to assist in the establishment and maintenance of various mechanisms to ensure adequate information sharing and strategic planning of UN agencies in Indonesia. The intern will provide valuable backstopping support to the daily tasks of the RC Office.

Duties and Responsibilities


The intern will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Special Assistant to Resident Coordinator to support joint external and internal communications related to the implementation of the UNPDF.

Tasks include:

  • Track UN agency and joint programmes, activities and events, as well as key national and global political and development- related events of significance to UN in Indonesia and assist in sharing gathered information within the UN and with relevant stakeholders; Gather information from UN agencies for the UN In Indonesia website and provide creative inputs for maintenance of website Provide support to answering queries on the UN system in Indonesia;
  • Assist in coordination of UNPDF working groups; Research key issues and provide support in the preparation of speeches/talking points, presentations, press releases, reports, briefings etc.; Provide support to developing one-pagers and other communication materials on the UN in Indonesia and related topics Editing and improving the lay-out of documents as needed; Support the implementation of the new UNPDF 2016-2020; Provide support to UN Indonesia activities; Providing backstopping and logistical support for organisation of UN events; Day-to-day support to the work of the Resident Coordinator and his office as requested.


  • The specific outputs will be agreed upon within two weeks of arrival in the Office of the Resident Coordinator.

The main outputs based on above assignment will be:

  • Effective support to improved internal and external UN communications and to maintenance of UN in Indonesia website; 
  • Effective support to coordination and substantive functioning of UNPDF Working Groups;
  • Effective support to day-to-day running of RC office;
  • Effective support to the implementation of new UNPDF.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrate commitment to UN mission, vision and values;
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

  • Effective communications skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially writing skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently within the overall team;
  • Diplomacy, tact and patience;
  • Ability to remain calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
  • Solicits feedback about the impact of his/her own behaviour;
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of automated systems;
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure within an international settings; 
  • Ability to perform a variety of administrative tasks.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or have graduated with a university degree  and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.  
  • Enrolled in university / graduated from major  in political science, social science, international relations, economics, communications, or related field


  • Demonstrated knowledge of - or proven interest in - international relations and UN system coordination and a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Good computer literacy in MS Office software applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).


  • Fluency in spoken and written English.


  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.
  • Only international students are eligible to apply this position.

Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following nine documents:

  • A letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
  • A copy of his/her school transcript;
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor;
  • A signed UNDP Internship Agreement;
  • A Medical Certificate of Good Health;
  • Proof of medical insurance including provision for medical evacuation and removal of mortal remains or life insurance;

Dateline of Application : 29th July 2016 

How to apply?:
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and the UNDP application form click here for internships to: with subject "Internship RC Office Indonesia" by 22nd July 2016.


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.

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