Trust Fund Administration Intern | UNDP

As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. UNDP help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.

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About the Internship:

Role and Responsibilities:

The selected intern will

  • Support UNOSSC’s Trust Fund administration and secretariat role, reviewing UN-to-UN Agreements, management and financial elements of project documents, annual work plans and budgets in accordance with Trust Funds guidelines and UNDP programs and operations rules and procedures;
  • Liaise with applicable stakeholders to ensure consistency of planning, commitments and reporting; as well as coherence and accuracy across documentation;
  • Support data receipt, repository, sorting and storage;
  • Review and analyze data to support Trust Fund management role. Highlight inconsistencies, risks and trends. Troubleshoot discrepancies to understand sources and rectify errors;
  • Liaise with applicable stakeholders to ensure timely reporting, submissions and clear understanding of processes in accordance with project cycle;
  • Support tracking of status and resolution of pending items;
  • Facilitate compilation of distribution lists, invitations, and other partnership relationship management administrative arrangements;
  • Provide administrative and other ad hoc support, as required.


  • Strong attention to details;
  • Strong quantitative data analytical and display skills;
  • Strong IT skills and excellent knowledge of office software packages;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Responsible, responsive, and enthusiastic
  • Ability to extract, interpret, analyse data and resolve problems;
  • Ability to produce deliverables conforming to the required standard;
  • Ability to support a team and team building skills;
  • Familiarity with global development issues and the world of the UN; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of French a distinct advantage.

Required Skills & Experience:


Pursing an internship-qualifying degree in economics, the social sciences, international development, public policy, the quantitative sciences, or a related or relevant field. Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of applications meet one of the following academic requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  3. Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
  4. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.


  • Accomplishments excelling in large assignments that require attention to detail, accuracy and consistency is an advantage;
  • Familiar with public policy to international development/relations desirable;
  • Familiarity with the UN system in general and/or with South-South development cooperation in particular is an asset.


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


  • Internships may be given a stipend per month in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy, which applicants should become familiar with prior to signing an UN Internship Agreement Form .  Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP Stipend.
  • UNOSSC accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions;
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment within the UN System, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme.

Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following nine documents:

  • A completed UNDP internship application form (;
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
  • A letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
  • A copy of his/her school transcript;
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor;
  • A signed UNDP Internship Agreement;
  • A Medical Certificate of Good Health;
  • Proof of medical insurance including provision for medical evacuation and removal of mortal remains or life insurance;
  • Copy of passport and working visa for the United States.


  • Remote

Important Dates:

Application Deadline14-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Starting Date :15-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months

How to apply:

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