Intern - Research and Documentation Assistant
 Vacancy No: 02-2021
 Contract Type: Internship
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 6 Months
 Closing Date: 25 Feb 2021


The UNFPA Internship Programme offers students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNFPA operations. It is designed to complement primarily development-oriented studies or studies in related fields with practical experience


Applicants should have expressed interest in the field of development; ability to adapt to new environments and work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member at UNFPA. The background of the interns is matched with the needs of the organization.


 Duties and responsibilities:

The incumbent will assist in:

  1. Research and Documentation:
  • Assist in the identification of relevant researches topics with programme units and communication officer. Identify the available evidences and their sources and the knowledge gaps.
  • In close collaboration with the programme units and the external relations analyst, assist in drafting of internal reports as well as donor reports.
  • Assist in providing relevant information and regular briefings on bilateral meetings and missions related to policies, strategies and partnerships.
  • Assist in maintaining systematic documentation of meeting minutes/ briefs and agreements with partners, guidance and advices by the Representative and Deputy Representative on strategic issues, field mission findings and priorities communicated by UNFPA counterparts.


  1. Data Management:
  • Assist in sorting out data related to UNFPA mandate and assist in categorizing this data in order to help in policy development and strategies.
  • Assist in collecting and preparing data and (background) information in the areas of UNFPA’s activities in the country; review and edit the information in the appropriate format.
  • Assist in maintaining systematic documentation easily accessible to programme staff of relevant researches, evidences and experiences whether it is local or international.
  • Provide administrative support to the Policy and Strategy Unit.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifying for an Internship:


The following qualifications are required for consideration:

  • Students should be enrolled in an advanced degree programme or have recently graduated
  • Students must have written and spoken proficiency in English and Arabic
  • Areas of study: Public Administration, Social Sciences or related field


Financial Aspects:


Interns are paid a monthly stipend and must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins.




UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.  We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.  UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status

UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience

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