UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.  We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change.  We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030.  The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behid and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

The Bureau for Management Services (BMS) is the central operations bureau in UNDP that supports the organization in the provision of management services.  Drawing on client needs, user experience, sound analytics and a risk-informed approach, BMS provides policy, advisory and transactional services and solutions for UNDP to deliver fully integrated development solutions.  In doing so, BMS keeps pace with the evolving needs and expectations of development partners and itnernational best practice through strengthening and innovating business operations.

BMS' Office of Budget, Performance and Compliance (BMS/BPC) champions innovative solutions for operational excellence across UNDP.  It provides client-centered, data-driven, cross-cutting solutions to suport agile operations, enabling UNDP to deliver effective and sustainable development results.  Accordingly, the Office is dedicated to supporting UNDP's Strategic Plan by managing UNDP's Institutional Budget (IB) formulation processes, strenghening operational performance, risk management, and compliance across the organization, and delivering effective client-oriented integrated solutions.  As a result, this Office helps ensure that UNDP has the corporate capacity for data-driven instutional budget formulation, corporate decision support through forecasting and scenario analyses, consistently addresses operational performance through innovation in operational efficiency solutions, efficiently tracks and supports resolution of audit recommendations as well as provides risk-managment support to the organization and th eChief Risk Officer.  BMS/BPC aims to provide UNDP and its bureaus with added efficiency, clarity, predictability and visibility of its budgetary and operational capabilities.  BMS/BPC is comprised of six lead divisions dedicated to the mandate of this Office - Client Services Division; Performance Division; Compliance Division; Operationsl Due Diligence Division; Advisory Committee on Procurement and Budget Division.

The Budget Division seeks to enable UNDP's Strategic Plan and help achieve the measures set out in the Integrated Results and Resources Framework (IRRF) by integrating evolving priorities and resouce management trends in UNDP's Integrated Resources Plan and Integrated Budget (IRP/IB) and its Instutional Budget, with robust connections between results and resources across all categories of activities underpinned by all sources of funds. BMS/BPC/Budget leads the UNDP Institutionsl Budget formulation process and supports UNDP in addressing strategically critical resource planning an dmanagement priorities, including results-based budgeting, integration of programmatic budget and the instutional budget, enhanced cost classification and support to UN harmonization, corporate decision support and other performance management initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervison and guidance of the finance Manager, BMS/BPC/Budget Team, and under the overall leadership of the Team Lead, BMS/BPC/Budget Team, BMS/BPC is seeking for a Budget Intern to do the following:

  1. Researching, analysing and interpreting budgetary and other management information.  This includes:
    • Providing specialized or general calculations and analysis in support of various budgetary and reporting functions; preparing specialized or highly complex reports, forecasts, analyses and interpretations utilizing advanced knowledge and proficiency in budgetary and accounting practices, principles and interrelationships for management and other stakeholders.
  2. Preparing budgetary and other management reports as requested.  This includes:
    • Reviews and analyses of business unit budgetary performance.
    • Budgetary inputs in relation to the preparation of financial statements in accordance with UNDP financial regulations and rules and accounting policies.
  3. Providing advisory services to BMS/BPC staff and clients, This includes:
    • Supporting the budgetary analysis and management reporting work for UNDP's Senior Management.
  4. Providing support on other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.




Core Competencies:

  • Achieve Results: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: Open to creative ideas/know risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confidence.
  • Engage and Partner: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and detailed orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and within a multi-cultural team.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong IT skills and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
  • Relevant experience with Power BI environments.
  • Knowledge of the Enterprise Resource Plannign (ERP) applications, such as People Soft, Oracle, Hyperion.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view.
  • Consitently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Required Skills and Experience

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 (master’s degree programme or higher), preferably in the following areas of study such as Finance, Accounting, Management, Business Administration or any related fields.
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in area of study such as Finance, Accounting, Management, Business Administration or any related fields;
  • Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and if selected must start the internship within one year of graduation.
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this programme.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in the English language, both oral and written, is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is highly desirable.

Conditions of the Internship:

  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship.
  • UNDP offers a monthly stipend to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station.
  • All other expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution.
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed.
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UN during the period of the internship.
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in the health insurance plan.
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity