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Intern - Democratic Governance Unit

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UNDP provides equal opportunity to all qualified female & male including the physically challenged candidates.

N.G.O./Social Services
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Job Type:
Internship ( First Shift (Day) )
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UNDP provides equal opportunity to all qualified female & male including the physically challenged candidates.

17 - 30 Years
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related field;
Career Level:
Minimum Experience:
Fresh(Currently enrolled in undergraduate/graduate programme or recent graduate. Must have completed a university degree no more than one year ago.)
Apply By:
Dec 10, 2019
Posted On:
Dec 3, 2019
Job Description

Organizational Context 

UNDP has played a key role in strengthening democratic governance in Pakistan since 2003 by providing technical advice, and by building capacity and exchanging knowledge with key Ministries, the judiciary, Parliament, and the Election Commission.

UNDP works to support democratic development and the promotion and protection of the rule of law in Pakistan. Democratic Governance works toward improved governance at federal, provincial and particularly district levels by supporting the devolution and decentralisation objectives through political and fiscal devolution, transparency and accountability, strengthening of state institutions, capacity and promotion of local participation and ownership.


Summary of Key Functions:

 Support research linked to delivery of programme and project as per agreed work planned

 Provide administrative programme support to key activities of Programme Unit;

 Provide support on the development of relevant communications materials;

 Provide other assistance e.g. preparation and translation of documents and organizing meetings.

 Develop the minutes of meetings

 Assist in preparation of presentation material

 Contribute to creation of project information


 Respect the core values of UNDP

 Excellent organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;

 Ability to multi-task, to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;

 Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision;

 Networking skills to engage with key internal and external partners;

 Knowledge of the UN/UNDP and commitment to UN mission and UNDP mandate;

 Computer proficiency: MS Office

Recruitment Qualifications

Education: Bachelor/Master’s Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related field; 

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

(a) Be enrolled in a Masters Degree programme;


(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a Bachelor’s Degree; 


(c) Have graduated with a university degree (Bachelors/Masters) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation. 

Experience: Fresh 

Language Requirements: The candidate must be fluent in English and Urdu, having both written and speaking skills with ability to communicate clearly and concisely. 

Duration: 6 months

Please Note: 

Candidates who get selected for internship at UNDP shall be required to provide the following prerequisite documents:

- Proof of medical insurance for the duration of the internship

- Letter from the candidate’s university confirming current enrollment and graduation date, if applicable; 

- Copy of the candidate’s transcript;

Note: A person who is the child or sibling of an UNDP staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at UNDP.


UNDP provides Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply (local and internal VA).

UNDP has zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment (SH) and Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants bank accounts.

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