UNDP recruits 01 Stagiaire  – Programme Sahel

UNDP recruits 01 Stagiaire  – Programme Sahel

Internship description

Under the direct supervision of the Sahel Programme Manager and in close collaboration with other   colleagues in the Dakar sub-regional Hub and the broad UNDP, the intern will undertake the tasks listed below:

Research and Data Management

Information Management; collect data and prepare a bibliography/catalogue for the Sahel Programme, using the available reports, analyses, etc. carried out by the programme in order to download them as a repository accessible to all.

  • Understand the complex and multidimensional aspects of the Sahel region as well as the fundamental concepts of sustainable development.
  • Ability to identify emerging risks or new opportunities and inform the supervisor
  • Participate in UNISS Governance Group meetings and prepare reports
  • Promote knowledge sharing and a culture of continuous learning within the office.
  • Conduct research and in-depth analysis of development issues in Africa, particularly in the Sahel region.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Be enthusiastic at work and maintains a positive and constructive attitude.
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues and other external actors/partners.
  • Compile literature reviews on issues related to governance, peace and security, human rights and gender in the Sahel Region;
  • Support research related to donor intelligence both at regional and country levels.


Knowledge Management and Communication

  • Draft, review and edit concepts notes, knowledge products and presentations;
  • Review and shape resources mobilization and partnership concepts;
  • Participate in meetings and perform other support tasks as required.
  • Collect data and prepare a bibliography/catalogue of the Sahel Programme: research all reports, analysis, etc. done by the Programme to be uploaded as a repository accessible to all.

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

Internship requirements

Technical/Functional Competencies :

  • Good writing and researching skills;
  • 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.
  • Perfectly masters computer tools, current software and other computer applications.
  • • to change and able to manage situations …

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling 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.


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);
  • 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.


  • Computer literate in standard software applications;
  • 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 the 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 both French and English is a requirement.

Application deadline: 03-Sep-20

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