Procurement Intern

Location : Luanda, ANGOLA
Application Deadline :12-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   Portuguese
Duration of Initial Contract :6 Month

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.


Under the overall guidance of the Procurement Associate, the incumbent provides support to the procurement unit ensuring high quality of work, accurate, timely and properly recorded/documented service delivery. The Procurement Assistant promotes a client-oriented and consistent with rules and regulations approach in the Unit.
The Procurement Assistant works in close collaboration with the other service center team members in close collaboration with procurement colleagues, as well as other Operations, Programme and projects staff in the CO and UN agencies staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Objective of the internship: to provide support to UNDP’s Procurement unit.

Eligibility for internships in UNDP

Be enrolled in a graduate school programme; 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures efficient procurement support , focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Overall support to the procurement unit in all issues including drafting documents, following up on procurement issues, 
  • Preparation of routine letters, correspondence, memoranda and reports in accordance with procurement needs.
  • Maintenance of travel and contract logs
  • Maintenance of proper and efficient filing and organization system for procurement records and documents.
  • Extracting, inputting, copying and filing data from various sources.
  • Preparation of documents for cost recovery 
  • Tracking of procurement processes.
  • Reception of correspondence and delivery to the respective clients/units.


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity  
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment 
  • Self-development, initiative-taking 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work 
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively 
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Enrolled student in a master degree programme or completed 4 years of full-time studies at a university in business or public administration or related social sciences; 
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


  • No experience required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Portuguese and good working knowledge of English.

Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.

Conditions of internship:

  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. 
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions;
  • 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 the internship;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

Selected candidates much submit the following documents:

  • Letter of intent/motivation;
  • Letter confirming University enrolment or copy of completed university degree.

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