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IGEU Intern


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kigali
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: Closed



UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do. 

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The Intern will strengthen UNDP’s capacity to support Rwanda to make the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals a reality. The Intern will provide analysis, coordination and quality assurance support to the Country Office through the Inclusive Green Economy Unit. S/he collaborates with teams within the Country Office and throughout UNDP to support the representational, advocacy, partnership and communication commitments of the Resident Representative.

The Intern monitors and analyses development trends, activities, reports, audit findings and evaluation results from the CO and offers substantive recommendations to inform future country decisions and enhance CO results and performance.  S/He provides substantive support to the Country Office’s position as a leading UN Agency on complex development issues, by supporting CO Senior Management in proactively engaging with internal and external stakeholders, preparing briefing notes and positioning papers, and reviewing and appraising the quality, completeness and relevance of information provided by relevant parties.

S/he will be guided by and report to the Senior Economist/Economic Advisor in IGEU. The supervisor will mentor the Intern in three key areas:

  • Policy analysis mainly in economic and social analysis
  • Professional skills development
  • Partnership development and teamwork

The Intern will work closely with UNDP programme Units, Including Transformational Governance Unit (TGU), Sustainable Growth Unit (SGU), Accelerator Lab and YouthConnekt Programmes.

3: Supervision

Name of Supervisor:       Osten Chulu: Economic Advisor 

 Content and methodology of supervision: 

The Intern will benefit from the following supervision modalities: 

•             Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially at the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the Intern 

•             Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results. 

•             Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment. 

•             Easy access to the supervisor. 

•             Participation in Unit/Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness.  

  • Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise. 
Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:


No Duties and responsibilities % of time

In this section list the primary responsibilities and tasks of the position.  
(Include percentages for each duty.)



Policy analysis mainly in economic and social analysis


  • Assist in undertaking statistical and technical review of policies, strategies and programmes in key sectors to promote inclusive growth and sustainable human development
  • Follow economic and social development issues in Rwanda and in close collaboration with the Economic Advisor, analyse key issues and challenges.
  • Provide economic inputs to all relevant UNDP programmes and projects for aligning UNDP programmes with national policies and priorities and with the SDGs. 


60% 2

Partnership development and teamwork



  • Assist in drafting regular briefs on country economic situation and other policy related issues 
  • Learn about UNDP work, knowledge and best practices through direct interaction with headquarters and other offices, and participation in electronic networks, and apply the knowledge gained in his/her work with UNDP Rwanda.


30% 3


  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.

 Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
  •  Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set;
  •  Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
  •  Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities; 
  •  Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
Required Skills and Experience


Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • currently in the final year of a bachelor’s degree; or
  • currently enrolled in a master’s degree; or
  • have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies.

Field of study: economics, finance, business administration, international relations, public administration or equivalent and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.  


  • UNDP will provide a stipend amount monthly in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship Policy. All expenses connected with the internship (except costs associated with site visits outside of duty station, as described above) will be borne by the Intern or her/his sponsoring entity.
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
  • Interns are 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.
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan such as mutuele de sante and others.
  • 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.
  • Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.


Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 

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