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UNDP seeks an Intern (Research/Awareness section) in senegal

UNDP seeks an Intern (Research/Awareness section) in senegal

Entreprise/Structure: PNUD (UNDP)
Ville, Pays: Dakar, Sénégal
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Bac + 4
Expériences professionnelles demandées: Non précisé
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 31-03-2016
Publié le 18/03/2016 à 23h42min31s
Email de réception des candidatures : Non précisé

Détails de l’offre:

Location : Dakar, SENEGAL
Application Deadline : 31-Mar-16
Additional Category Management
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required :
English   French
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months
The intern will be operating as part of the UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN), under the general guidance of the Research/Analyst for West and Central Africa.  She/he will assist the latter in the monitoring and trends in the area of drugs, crime and terrorism in West and Central Africa, as well as for the preparation of analytical studies and threat assessments on the matter.

Part of the research is the analysis of linkages between drug/crime issues and economic development, security and governance, using relevant data.

This post is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal (ROSEN). Other part of the research is on the analysis and linkages between drug/crime issues and economic development, security and governance.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Intern will carry out the following activities:

  • Collecting and reviewing information from governments, inter-governmental/non-governmental organizations, media, UNODC or other UN Offices, and other relevant sources;
  • Providing qualitative research; selecting relevant sources, information and data;
  • Preparing databases and creating charts and graphs related thereto;
  • Assisting the Research Officer in analysing information and data and identifying relevant issues and trends;
  • Assisting UNODC ROSEN in developing/maintaining databases compiling and analysing data, and creating charts and graphs related thereto;
  • Identifying, selecting and ensuring correct usage of UNODC data and information resources as they relate to individual studies/assessments;
  • Assisting in collecting, organising and storing sources and information with a view to Bases/information management system; and
  • Providing administrative and general organisational assistance.

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively in French and in English;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • Works collaboratively with Research Officer and colleagues to achieve organisational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and is able to perceive scenarios from clients’ point of view;
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Required Skills and Experience

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher); or
  • If pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree;
  • A first-level university degree in communication, economics, political science, or related field.


  • Be computer-literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


  • English or French are the working languages of the United Nations;
  • For the internship advertised, fluency in oral and written French and English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantaged.

Intern conditions:

  • UNODC internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNODC accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is 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 UNODC during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNODC in any official capacity.

Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.

Assessment method

Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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