UNDP Socio-Economic Intern



Position Information

Job Title: UNDP Socio-Economic Intern

The interns are expected to assist in the implementation of the UNDP programme in poverty and socio- economic spheres.


Organizational Context

The intern is expected to assist in the implementation of the UNDP country programme

(2013-2017) that supports Government of Jordan (GoJ) in designing and implementing

national strategies, programmes, and policies. The implementation of the country programme

is guided by the Country Office (CO) vision that was produced in the beginning of 2009

following a strategic visioning exercise.

Also UNDP started in December developing the Country Programme Document for the new

cycle 2013-2017. The Socio-Economic portfolio will have a major shift in its focus which will

not only be on poverty but will also include the social and economic aspects at the national

and local level. In 2012 the preparation process for the new cycle has started.

The Socio-Economic portfolio has an important on-going project on Host Communities on

mitigating the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordanian vulnerable host communities.

Duties, responsibilities and expected results

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the Head of the Socio-
Economic Portfolio and the Project Managers, the intern is expected to support the portfolio

in the following:

• Provide support to the Programme Manager and the Socio Economic Portfolio in

the day-to-day implementing of ongoing projects on poverty, youth and hosting

communities or/ and any other related projects as requested from the Programem


• Assist in monitoring and reporting of the Host Communities project in its main

components regarding social cohesion and livelihoods (3X6 approach).

• Assist in coordination meeting with partners and donors.

• Provide support for the Programme Manager and Socio-Economic Portfolio in the

needs assessment, design and formulation of concept notes for new interventions in

line with the priorities of the Country Programme Action Plan 2013-2017 (CPAP).

• Assist in the external communication of the portfolio through design and drafting of

newsletters and correspondences.

• Assist in organization of events, including workshops for local communities

• Assist in any needed research on the hosting communities in Jordan, vocational

training, and any other related field.

• Any other task as requested



Eligibility and Qualifications


• Enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher)

at the time of application and during the internship; or

• Have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent

institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where

higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages;

Professional and Interpersonal Skills:

• Field of study related to Crisis Prevention & Recovery-e.g. peacebuilding, Conflict Management,

livelihood recovery; Social Sciences, Political Science, Public Administration, International

Development, Communication,. & Media.

• Fluency in English is required; Arabic is an asset.

• IT literacy in standard software applications; experience with communication software –e.g.

illustrator is an asset.

• 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 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




• The internship must have a minimum duration of 3 (three) months.

• Further conditions of service are specified in the UNDP “Internship Application Form” and

the UNDP “Internship Agreement”.



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