2000 Intern (multiple posts)

Location : Belgrade, SERBIA
Application Deadline :11-Nov-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
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



The purpose of this Internship is to provide assistance to UNDP Energy Portfolio related to the implementation of Energy Management Systems in Municipalities throughout Serbia.


Objective of this internship is to contribute to the effective implementation of activities related to Energy Management Systems in Municipalities throughout Serbia.

Background Information

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), acting as an implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), provided assistance to the Republic of Serbia - Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME), in the preparation of the full-sized GEF Project titled “Removing Barriers to Promote and Support Energy Management Systems in Municipalities (EMS) throughout Serbia” (EE Project).

With 2.3 m US$ from the GEF, the EE Project will have a total volume of 22 m US$. Co-financing will be provided by Serbian institutions, JICA and KfW.

The objective of EE Project is to introduce and support the implementation of municipal Energy Management Systems (EMS), including Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS), throughout Serbia to increase the EE investments in public buildings and municipal services and to facilitate their more energy efficient operation in general. EE Project is fully in line with the provisions of the Law on Efficient Use of Energy which stipulates establishing of an EMS in Serbian municipalities and therefore will contribute to its implementation. EMIS was developed by the UNDP Energy Efficiency Project in Croatia for the purpose of monitoring, analyzing and reporting on energy and water consumption in public buildings. In that respect, EMIS is a powerful tool for energy management, necessary for implementation of the Law. While the minimum project target by the end of the project is to have at least 30 Serbian municipalities to formally adopt and start the implementation of EMS and EMIS, the EE Project also seeks to facilitate their replication in other Serbian municipalities. Complementary activities will include preparation of EE projects in public buildings (technical identification, energy audits, elaboration of investment packages, etc.) along with the implementation of 0.5 mill US$ grant for 10 EE demonstration projects in public buildings including energy efficiency certification of buildings in accordance with the Law on Planning and Construction. Further to that, EE Project will include extensive capacity building of municipalities as well as advocacy in the field of EE. In addition to said activities the EE Project will include further development of EMIS and development of auxiliary software tools of less complexity aimed at specific tasks of municipal energy management.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Energy Portfolio Manager, the Intern will be expected to perform an array of duties that support implementation of Energy Management System. These tasks include, but are not limited to: 

  • Collecting general data on selected buildings (public buildings and PL system in competence of local self-governments) and entering data into EMIS; 
  • Collecting data on energy and water consumption in selected buildings (public buildings and PL system in competence of local self-governments) and entering data into EMIS;
  • Providing support in the organization and conducting training of municipal/building energy managers/end-users on data collection and entering into EMIS;
  • Analysis of the obtained data (energy and water consumption) and comparing it to the appropriate on-line metering data; 
  • Various technical and administrative matters related to the Energy Portfolio. 


  • Demonstrates strong oral and especially strong written communication skills;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Evidence of ability to express ideas clearly; to work independently and in teams.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme related to Mechanical engineering (second university degree or equivalent, or higher), or have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Langauge requirements:

  • Excellent English and Serbian language skills, spoken and written.

Special Note

UNDP internships are performed strictly on a non-remunerative basis. The intern must make his/her own arrangements concerning all expenses associated with the internship, including living expenses and travel costs.

The intern is personally responsible for and must provide proof of adequate and regular medical insurance and must maintain such insurance during the internship.

Mandatory UNDP requirements for internship

In order to qualify for an internship at UNDP, the candidate needs to meet the following enrolment conditions:


  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
  • 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.
  • Attended a course of Applied Thermodynamics.


  • Computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Demonstrates keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Demonstrates interest and understanding of current events, globally, in Europe and in the region;
  • Demonstrates the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

The shortlisted candidates will be required to send the following documentation separately to the following link: http://www.undp.org.rs/internship_new.html:

  • Copy of his/her most recent resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Letter from his/her university confirming current enrolment and graduation date, or copy of diploma if already graduated.
  • Copy of his/her school transcript.
  • Endorsement letter or letter of reference from a faculty member, if requested.

The successful candidate will be asked to provide, prior to commencing work, the following documentation:

  • A signed UNDP Internship Agreement.
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health.
  • Proof of medical insurance valid for Serbia.

Applications not in accordance with the mandatory requirements will NOT be considered. 

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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