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Closing Date: Sunday 29th of November 2020
Organization UNDP
Employment Type Internship
Province Gauteng
Town/City Pretoria
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UNDP: RCO Support Internship programme 2021

The appointed Intern will work with other staff members within the RCO under the operational guidance of the Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Officer to deliver on the UN Country Teams Covid-19 response.


Include but not imited to:

  • Work with the RCO team to ensure that the Joint Work Plans developed by the Results Groups are aligned to the Covid-19 knowledge products released by the UN (Socio-Economic Response Plan, Needs Assessment, Emergency Appeal)
  • Support coordination of various national stakeholders to ensure they meaningfully participate in the work of the Results Groups and that UN interventions align to ongoing national Covid-19 activities.
  • On-going mapping of partner interventions to ensure complementarity between UN and partner activities
  • Support RCO in convening of quarterly Results Group meetings and ensure participation of partners
  • Support quality assurance of all performance information received from UN agencies
  • Support preparation of Results Group quarterly reports outlining implementation of activities
  • Support uploading of performance information on the UNINFO system
  • Collect data to inform review and amendment of UN interventions to support Covid-19 early recovery programmes
  • Work with UN Communications Group and Humanitarian Coordination Specialist to develop relevant and informative communications products outlining the work of the UN

Fields of study:

Must be in final year or have completed qualification in:

  • Development,
  • Economics,
  • Public Health,
  • Management,
  • Social Policy,
  • International Relations,
  • Political Affairs


  • Professionalism;
  • Integrity;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity;
  • Commitment to continuous learning;
  • Communication;
  • Flexibility;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles and values of the UN;


How to Apply

Apply Online for the UNDP: RCO Support Internship programme 2021


Closing date: 29 November 2020


Please note:

  • UNDP interns receive payment of a monthly stipend based on the rate established by the duty station
  • UNDP interns accrue leave at a rate of 1.5 days per month;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
  • Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time and when they complete their studies (if still enrolled);
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder co-ordination and facilitation is highly desirable;
  • Effective communication, networking and organizational skills and ability to work well in a team;

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