Environment Programme Intern

Location : Luanda, ANGOLA
Application Deadline :30-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   Portuguese
Expected Duration of Assignment :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.


Under the overall guidance of the Program Specialist, the incumbent will provide overall support to the Environment program (EP) ensuring high quality of work, accurate, timely and properly recorded/documented service delivery. The EP Assistant promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with rules and regulations in the Unit.
The EP Assistant works in close collaboration with the other team members of the EP and with other project staff in the CO and UN agencies staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures efficient technical and administrative support to the Environment Program (EP), focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Preparation of routine letters, correspondence, memoranda and reports in accordance with EP needs;
  • Conducting literature and internet searches and organizing information for use by other team members
  • Organizing conference calls and meetings
  • Participating in meetings with Government and other program partners and preparing meeting notes
  • Helping in the preparation of Terms of Reference, contracts and related payment processes
  • Helping in the organization of project related travel by other team members and government counterparts
  • Participating in the preparation of quarterly project reports, monitoring reports, and project related communications. 


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 be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme; (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in biological or environmental science or related social sciences;
  • Have graduated with a university degree biological or environmental science or related 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;
  • 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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