Internship with Strategic Planning, Partnerships & Communication Unit (SPPC)

Location : Khartoum, SUDAN
Application Deadline :31-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 Months


Within the UNDP Sudan Country Office, the Strategic Planning, Partnerships & Communication Unit (SPPC) supports CO Senior Management in the development of innovative substance-driven partnerships, ensures linkages between strategy and programme implementation, ensures overall operational and programmatic compliance, and monitors programme effectiveness & operational efficiency. As an essential part of SPPC, the Partnerships and Communication Team ensures a strategic, substance-driven and coherent approach to outreach and partnerships, and creates a meaningful UNDP image. The team collaborates closely with the Strategic Advisory and Programme Support Team and the Programme Units in order to establish linkages between the overall strategy, the programme achievements and external communications and partnership building.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Internship Scope of Work
  1. To provide support in terms of establishing and developing of CO digital library, assist with events coordination, events management, and supporting corporate outreach, venue management and facilitate public interventions;

  2. To provide support in the identification the promotional items and facilitate distribution processes among our partners and counterparts;

  3. To support the documentation and maintenance of the data in the current work plans and reports, assist in data quality check;

  4. To provide support to any other functions coming to the unit.

  • Institutional management:

The internship will be supervised and guided by SPPC team. Each deliverable requires close communication and coordination with SPPC team members, including feedback on drafted products and clearance.


  1.     Ability to identify and anticipate difficulties, as well as seek guidance.
  2.     Ability to organize and complete assignments within deadlines.
  3.     Effective verbal and written skills; ability to draft short memos and conduct presentations.
  4.     Integrity and impartiality, ability to work with local community, stakeholders and colleagues of various origins.
  5.     Ability to convey difficult issues and positions to senior officials, proactively seek guidance and make clear recommendations to line managers.



Required Skills and Experience

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in Audio-visual Communication, Visual Arts, Development, International Relations, Politics, Peace Building or another relevant field;

  • 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 above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

  • Knowledge of and/or interest in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, After Effects and Photoshop video and photo editing soft-wares;

  • Excellent level of Arabic and English languages.

  • Desirable: Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

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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