Intern (UNV Field Unit)

Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline :01-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :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 supervision of the UNV Programme Analyst and UNV Programme Assistant, the UNV Field Unit intern will be expected to undertake tasks to support volunteer, administrative, and programme related support. As such, she/he is expected to uphold and promote the principles of the United Nations Volunteers programme.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain up to date volunteer records of all UN volunteers assigned to the country, ensuring that all correspondence and periodic reports are properly kept, and that related matters requiring action are brought to the attention of his/her supervisor;
  • Communicate with national and international volunteers on the hire, termination and training reimbursement procedures;
  • Provide administrative support and follow up on UNV’s payment with finance department and notify UN Volunteers when done;
  • Prepare UNVs packages for the orientation training (contracts, Conditions of Service, Annexes, Medical Insurance Card, UNV card);
  • Submit request to HQ for UNV cards, medical kits, CIGNA cards;
  • Follow up with the pouch unit from UNDP and the hosting agencies the timely distribution of the UNVs documents (contracts, passports, UNV cards);
  • Provide the required support, where appropriate, to his/her supervisor in managing and monitoring UNV projects, under the supervisor’s responsibility;
  • Provide support to the coordination of taskforce group activities, and other programme activities as and when required;
  • Support the supervisor in activities and events promoting volunteerism in the country, including International Volunteer Day (IVD);
  • Draft and type programme-related correspondence;
  • Participate in programme-related meetings and take minutes;
  • Perform other relevant duties as may be required.
  • Support in writing and editing communications materials;
  • Translate communications materials when necessary;
  • Support in the development of audiovisual materials;
  • Attend meetings and conferences when needed;
  • Write stories, reports and minutes of meetings;
  • Help with the content development of the website.
  • Update the communication database;
  • Update the communications filing system;
  • Maintain an active social media platform Facebook page, and Twitter;
  • Any other related tasks to support the Communications unit.

Furthermore, interns with UNV are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities.


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;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  2. Ability to think creatively, work logically and precisely with attention to detail.
  3. Ability to write clearly and concisely.


Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • 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.

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