Project intern

Location : Khartoum, SUDAN
Application Deadline :05-Feb-18 (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


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the project manager and project coordinator of Stabilization Team, the Intern supports the project implementation, capacity development of counterparts, and outreach activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the programme on the issues related to international development and law with regards to migration and prevention violent extremism.
  • Support the coordination of public relations efforts of the UNDP Community Security and Stabilization Programme (C2SP), Partnering against Violent Extremism (PAVE) project, Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation (DIDC) project, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of ex-combatants project (DDR), Migration initiatives, and other projects.
  • Assist the Stabilization Team in collecting data and knowledge about the issues related to violent extremism, migration, cross border cooperation, and DIDC process.
  • Assist the team in developing partnerships with development partners in support of planning processes of funding and strategy development.
  • Support the team to prepare reports on activities such as consolidated report, weekly report, meeting minutes, field visit reports, etc.
  • Work closely with other project staff to assess the sustainability of the different   components of the programme.
  • Participate in different internal and sub-sectoral meetings organized both inside and outside the programme.
  • Work closely with other staff to develop and make power point presentations as and when required.
  • Perform any other duty as and when required.


1.    Ability to identify and anticipate difficulties, as well as seek guidance.

2.    Understanding of community security, stabilization, prevention of violent extremism, and community/rural development.

3.    Ability to organize and complete assignments within deadlines.

4.    Effective verbal and written skills; ability to draft short memos and conduct presentations.

5.    Integrity and impartiality, ability to work with local community, stakeholders and colleagues of various origins.

6.    Ability to convey difficult issues and positions to senior officials, proactively seek guidance and make clear recommendations to line managers.

Required Skills and Experience


  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  3. Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Programme;

Language Requirements:

Excellent English writing and oral skills. Arabic or French fluency is an asset.

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