Internship Opportunity

Localidad : Amman - Jordan, Jordania
Fecha límite de postulación :16-Feb-18 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Categoría adicional :Gobernabilidad democrática
Tipo de contrato :Internship
Nivel de puesto :Intern
Idiomas requeridos :
Fecha de comienzo del contrato :
(Fecha en que se espera que comience el candidato seleccionado)


The UNDP country programme for Jordan delivers direct policy and technical support to provide effective solutions to the development challenges of exclusion and vulnerability. In partnership with the Government of Jordan and other developmental partners, UNDP promotes a resilience-based approach that ensures sustainability, coherence and complementarity of results in support of the 2030 Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In its programmes on Inclusive Participation and on Social Cohesion, UNDP develops effective mechanisms to promote inclusive, accountable, transparent institutions at all levels to ensure decision-making that is participatory, representative and responsive to the needs and priorities of citizens.  This work includes engagement with the Jordanian Parliament, governmental ministries, independent commissions, deconcentrated and decentralized bodies as well as enabling grassroots initiatives that provide opportunities for access to justice, rule of law, human rights, community security, and prevention of violent extremism.  Under a joint Team Leader, the work of the Inclusive Participation and the Social Cohesion Teams is closely integrated, ensuring crosscutting work on women and youth.

The Decentralization and Local Development Support Programme (DLDSP) is part of the Inclusive Participation and Social Cohesion Portfolio. It provides support to the Government of Jordan to effectively manage and guide the implementation of decentralization reform through the application of the Decentralization and Municipalities laws of 2015. The DLDSP seeks to achieve three results:

Result 1: The policy/ regulatory framework pertaining to decentralization has been adopted;

Result 2: Capacities of the Governorate-based structures in strategic planning, budget analysis and monitoring are strengthened;

Result 3: Participatory development plans have been properly elaborated in Governorates through strengthened dialogue with Non-State Actors and increased citizen’s participation (including identification of local productive projects to be established).

Deberes y responsabilidades

Under the supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor of the DLDSP and in close coordination of the Team, the Intern will support the Inclusive Participation and Social Cohesion Teams with the following tasks:


Research and Analysis

Conduct of desk-based research and analysis, including: gathering and review of specialist reports and indices; monitoring and tracking of political and thematic developments, including news updates; preparation of briefings and concept notes. Specific tasks will include:

  • Tracking the daily events of the Jordanian decentralization and local development process to prepare a database on activities of the local governance system.


Communications & Knowledge Sharing

Support and contribute to the internal and external communications of the teams including: social media content development; participation in team meetings and knowledge building events; preparation of content for knowledge materials; maintaining knowledge archive. Specific tasks will include:

  • Preparing Local and National Factsheet/Case Studies to promote local governance and local development results and activities


Strategic Partnerships and Coordination

Support and contribute to engagement with key partners (including Local Development Directorates -LDD- from MoI, MOMA, Governorates and municipalities, civil society, 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. Specific tasks will include:

  • Facilitating coordination and liaison with other national, local and international stakeholders
  • Facilitating coordination and liaison with CSO and CBO


Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation

Support and contribute to the programme reports and M&E, including: note-taking of key meetings. data collection and analysis; archiving; drafting, editing and fact-checking reports; development of infographics; drafting and publication of resource materials. Specific tasks will include:

  • Contributions to monthly progress reports
  • Tracking and gathering of data on activities on local governance and local development


Programme development and implementation

Support and contribute to the development and implementation of new and/or existing programmes and projects, including project management, event management and administrative activities. Specific tasks will include:

  • Facilitation of UNDP events on decentralization and local development


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Display cultural, gender, sexuality, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

  • A professional demeanor;
  • Complete assignments in high quality and timely manner;
  • Respond positively to feedback;
  • Team worker who Consistently approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remain calm, in control, and good humored even under pressure.

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

Required Skills and Experience

UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:


Must be:

  • enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • 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 in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.



  • Strong research and writing skills. Proven experience in writing and editing project proposals is preferred;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Demonstrated 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; and
  • Demonstrated 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicant is invited to submit the following documents to 

  • UNDP Internship Application Form;
  • A copy of his/her most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
  • A letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date if current student;
  • A copy of all academic transcripts;
  • A letter of endorsement from a senior faculty member or previous supervisor who has directly supervised the potential intern in the recent past and who is fully acquainted with his/her performance; and
  • A brief letter setting out the reasons why he/she is seeking an internship with UNDP and what is expected from the experience.


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.



Written and spoken proficiency in English required. Fluency in Arabic is an asset;


Working hours:

Part time or Full time, five days per week Sunday to Thursday, 7.30 hrs/day.

El PNUD está comprometido con lograr la diversidad de su personal en términos de género, nacionalidad y cultura. Se alienta por igual a las personas que pertenecen a grupos minoritarios, a pueblos indígenas o que tienen alguna discapacidad a presentar su candidatura. Todas las solicitudes se tratarán con la mayor confidencialidad.

UNDP no tolera la explotación y el abuso sexual, ningún tipo de acoso, incluido el acoso sexual, ni la discriminación. Por lo tanto, todos los candidatos seleccionados serán sometidos a una rigurosa verificación de referencias y antecedentes.

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