Location : Dakar, SENEGAL
Application Deadline :30-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
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.


UNDP is the frontier organization for knowledge for sustainable development in the UN development system and serves as an integrator for collective action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP policy activities at the headquarters, regional and country office levels form a contiguous spectrum of in-depth local knowledge with advanced global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP is investing in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field and global technical expertise in a wide range of knowledge areas and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capacities envisaged in the Strategic Plan. Within the GPN, the Crisis Office guides UNDP crisis prevention, response and recovery strategies and vision.

Based at the UNDP Crisis Office in New York, the incumbent will support UNDP efforts to assist countries and country offices in reviving the economy in crisis and post-crisis situations. This includes supporting the collaborative process of policy development, applied research and economic revitalization programmes (public?and private sector/institutional recovery; entrepreneurship and business recovery, job/job creation, value chains and market development, access to finance, skills development, productivity increase in key sectors such as agriculture, women's economic empowerment in crisis/post-crisis situations) in situations of fragility and conflict, and disaster/post-disaster situations. The incumbent will also support UNDP work to promote decent work for refugees, migrants and vulnerable members of host communities, as well as the economic revitalization of landmine-affected communities and support for landmine victims.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Support the community of practice and dialogue with country offices in Africa on LRTE issues

  • Support the programming and preparation of meetings and webinars
  • Support the collection of information and data from country office focal points;
  • Support data coordination and analysis, case studies and intelligence in the areas of intervention.

2. Support the ongoing process of developing policy notes and programmes in the area of livelihoods, economic recovery

  • Monitor data collection and policy note development by consultants and other partners and country offices;
  • Make contributions on policy notes and programs developed and support their dissemination;
  • Prepare briefing? and visibility notes, and other communication materials

3. Support the strategic partnership with sister UN agencies on a variety of issues, including human mobility

  • Follow agendas and contribute to the preparation of meetings;?
  • Report on meetings? and other? major events

4. Other

  • Other activities deemed relevant.



Other skills and attitude:

  • Interest and motivation to work in an international organization;
  • Good analytical skills in collecting and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
  • Outgoing and enterprising person with a goal-oriented mindset;
  • Communicates effectively by working in a team and independently;
  • Good organization and structuring of various tasks and responsibilities;
  • Shows sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age;
  • Responds positively to divergent comments and points of view;
  • Systematically approaches work with energy and a positive and constructive attitude.

Required Skills and Experience


Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a master's degree; or
  • Have obtained less than a year ago a master's degree or equivalent studies.

Computer skills:

  • Knowledge and proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools.
  • Experience using MailChimp, WebEx and other communication tools preferred.

Language skills :

  • French required;
  • Knowledge of other UN languages ??(English or Spanish) is an advantage.

Field of study:

  • Development economics, international development, international affairs, business administration or equivalent.

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