Jan 23, 2018

UNDP Jobs in Ethiopia : Intern for Information and Knowledge Sharing

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Intern Entry Level/Fresh Graduate Information Technology NGO/Nonprofit/Social Services United Nations

Job Description

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Intern for Information and Knowledge Sharing

Location :

Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

Application Deadline :

04-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)

Time left :

12d 18h 10m

Type of Contract :


Post Level :


Languages Required :


Duration of Initial Contract :

3 to 6 months




Job Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) envisions to contribute to Africa’s efforts to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion through implementation of UNDP’s Strategic Plan.

As an essential part the Regional Centre for Africa, the information and knowledge team provides a strategic, substantive and coherent approach to dissemination of relevant information and knowledge to UNDP colleagues based at the regional service center in Addis as well as those based in the 46 country offices the regional center supports.

The team collaborates closely with the other units in order to establish information and knowledge mechanisms.

The team at the Regional Centre for Africa is looking for a competent intern who will support the regional knowledge and innovation advisor based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

For additional information see:

  • http://www.africa.undp.org/rsc.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Knowledge and Innovation Advisor, the intern shall perform, inter alia, the following tasks:

Support regional communities of practice (CoP):

  • Map existing CoPs;
  • Maintain existing CoPs – user database cleanup, updates, etc.;
  • Provide substantial inputs to CoPs in relation with substance matter experts;
  • Technical support to CoP users.

Country specific information & knowledge sharing:

  • Set up prototypes for country specific information and knowledge single entry point;
  • Assist in developing and disseminating country specific information and knowledge;
  • Technical support to users of country specific single entry point system.

The more specific focus will be decided in consultation with the intern taking into account his/her skills development interests.



Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive / integrate feedback;
  • Works collaboratively with team members by sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external partners;
  • Positive and results-oriented attitude.

Technical / Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent ICT skills;
  • Good writing and researching skills;
  • Good knowledge of social medias;
  • Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills;
  • Good organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;
  • Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); in the fields of Knowledge Management, Information Management, Communications, or any other field in the social sciences;
  • 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 and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


  • Understanding of ICT tools, development studies, Economics, Business, and related fields would be beneficial;
  • 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;
  • 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 views.


  • Proficiency in English;
  • Knowledge of French would be an asset.

Intern requiements:

  • Applicants should indicate which months they are available part and/or full time and when they complete their studies;
  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • The Intern is expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for his/her education programme;
  • The intern will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation etc.;
  • Additional information regarding the UNDP Internship Programme may be obtained at http://www.undp.org/internships.


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 

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