Call for applications to join Internships at UNDP Jordan

Lieu : Amman, JORDANIE
Date limite de candidature :15-Jun-18 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Type de contrat :Internship
Niveau du poste :Intern
Langues requises :
Arabe   Anglais  
Durée du contrat initialMinimum duration is Three Months - Up to Six Months
Durée prévue de la mission :Minimum duration is Three Months - Up to Six Months





Established in 1976; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a part of the global development system and is the main convener of sustainable development. Since its founding, UNDP has worked to build institutions, increase resilience, empower nations, and contribute to major development gains. Recently, the organization has been focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Jordan, which came out in January 2016.

UNDP is uniquely positioned to empower youth, as the world faces increasing violent conflicts, political unrest and environmental threats. Jordan’s key strategic position and relative stability in the middle east is challenged by many factors. One of these factors is its large population of youth. UNDP’s role in supporting and building relationships regularly with youth can be particularly crucial in investing, training, empowering and enabling them to be engines of economic and social progress. 



UNDP Jordan Country Office has five key areas of work. Each area plays an important role in achieving the UNDP Sustainable Development Goals for Jordan.

  • Inclusive Participation:  The portfolio covers systemic reform, anti-corruption efforts, supporting the electoral cycle, access to justice, regulations regarding property taxes, disaster risk reduction, and promoting youth participation.
  • Community Security & Social Cohesion: These projects include social cohesion and mitigating the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on vulnerable host communities. The project is also connected with livelihoods, local economic developments, and municipal support.
  • Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Livelihoods: These projects focus on poverty alleviation, youth empowerment, crisis response, support to the Jordan 2025 vision, youth employment generation, and mitigating the impact of the Syrian crisis on vulnerable host communities.
  • Environment Sustainability, DRR, & Climate Change: Projects in this portfolio concern clean energy, water, chemical waste, solid waste management, electronic and electrical waste, marine biodiversity, soaring birds, biodiversity in tourism, and maintaining Jordan’s adherence to reporting on environmental regulations.
  • Development Impact Policy & Planning: Focusing on policy advisory support, strengthen National Development reporting mechanisms and capacity development support (data management and M&E, planning).
  • Communication, Partnership and Outreach: UNDP Jordan Communications team has the mandate of exploring, among other things, the use of communications and social media to highlight their progress in achieving the SDGs, exposing the organization to external views and opinions as well as engaging experts in the regional and global dialogue on key development challenges.

Devoirs et responsabilités



Internship-specific duties and responsibilities vary per team but may fall under the following categories:

  • Conduct substantive research and analysis, including: gather and review specialist reports and indices; monitoring and tracking of political and thematic developments, including news updates; preparation of briefings and concept notes;
  • Support and contribute to the programme reports and M&E, including: note-taking of key meetings. Preparation of draft minutes and summaries of actions to be taken; tracking of progress on planned issues; follow up with focal points;
  • Data collection and analysis; archiving; drafting, editing and fact-checking reports; development of infographics; drafting and publication of resource materials;
  • Support and contribute to engagement with key partners (parliament, government, ministries, governorates and municipalities, civil society, independent commissions, UN agencies, donors, etc.) including: regular meetings with partners; mapping of partner activities; and participation in external events; working on proposals developments and researching new financing streams; support team integration and coordination;
  • Maintain a filing system, records and archives of project and operations documents; update the information and material required; ensure the availability of documents and their compliance to UNDP procedures;
  • Assist in the developing and implementing new and/or existing programmes and projects;
  • Providing a range of services to support effective and efficient communications of projects in Jordan and support in the design of visual materials like posters, roll-ups and greeting cards;
  • Support, organize and plan project events such as seminars, workshops, field visits, or training activities at the national, regional level, as required (including venue management, invitations and support during the event);
  • Support project events (such as meetings, workshops, conferences, seminars and trainings, including venue management, invitations and support during the event);
  • Assist in other related duties as required;


Functional Competencies:

  • Strong sense of collaborative work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to details;
  • Ability to respond quickly to un expectancies;
  • Proven record of interest and work in the development field.


  • Speaks and writes clearly, concisely and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Qualifications et expériences requises


Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Resume (updated)
  • A Motivation letter setting out the reasons why he/she is seeking an internship with UNDP and what is expected from the experience.

This application process (if successfully completed) will enrol you in our internship database. UNDP Jordan will then evaluate applicants’ expertise and education in order to determine the most suitable area of work for different candidates at UNDP Jordan.




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

  • 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



  • Strong academic background in economics, gender studies, international development, media, environment studies or any other relevant fields;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in Arabic and English are required; Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Good command of information and communication technology.


Le PNUD s’engage à recruter un personnel divers en termes de genre, de nationalité et de culture. Nous encourageons de même les personnes issues des minorités ethniques, des communautés autochtones ou handicapées à postuler. Toutes les candidatures seront traitées dans la plus stricte confidentialité.

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