Internship- Resident Coordinator's Office

United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Skill Required: HR and Admin
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Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 20:00

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
The Intern will support the work of the RCO, under the direct supervision of the Coordination Officer. The specific tasks are outlined below:

  • Assists in coordinating and documenting discussions and outcomes of meetings, workshops, retreats, missions in a clear and concise way;
  • Coordinates and participates in the work of the UNDAF thematic group activities and provides logistical support to the working groups;
  • Provide research support to the preparation of RC talking points, statements for  internal and external audiences;
  • Support the collection of data and information for concept notes and project proposals;
  • Contribute to research reports and publications; policy position/discussion papers, and knowledge management products;
  • Provide coordination and administrative support to UNCT and RCO activities; and
  • Any other tasks as advised by the RCO.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); in the field of communications, public relations, languages, journalism or equivalent;
  • 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.


  • Persons in the development-related fields, preferably with a focus on Development Studies, International Relations, Law, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences, or any other related field.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English required and proficiency in Sinhala and/or Tamil will be an advantage
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal).
  • Willingness to travel to and stay some or more days at project sites mostly in the Interior.

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