United States of America: Intern – focusing on data systems and analysis

By United Nations Population Fund Organization: United Nations Population Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018


The Humanitarian and Fragile Context Branch (HFCB) is the core unit within UNFPA tasked with providing guidance and support to the organization on humanitarian programming and operations. UNFPA is seeking an intern to assist in guidance and support functions ranging from policy and standards development, providing assistance in emergency financing and operations, emergency preparedness, disaster risk reduction, capacity building, and partnership-coordination.

Tasks and responsibilities

  1. Support all aspects of UNFPA’s humanitarian preparedness and emergency response portfolio. This may include supporting two online data portals (emergency fund and fast-track procedures) and the development and maintenance of a data framework for emergency funding analysis.
  2. Support the formulation of humanitarian financing trends analysis notably UNOCHA Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), including reporting on UNFPA’s humanitarian spending and collect good practices.
  3. Assist in updating humanitarian operations policy, guidelines, and tools, and provide any support in preparation of annual reports accordingly.
  4. Attend and assist in monthly meetings and prepare associated reports.
  5. Respond to requests from UNFPA’s Country and Regional offices.
  6. Undertake any other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Advanced university degree (M.A) in social sciences, international development, or related field, or active enrollment in a Master’s programme.
  2. A mix of qualitative and quantitative skills, including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
  3. Field experience in humanitarian settings (preferred).
  4. Fluency in English, knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Learning Elements

Upon completion of the assignment, and depending on its duration, the Intern should:

  1. Have an increased understanding of the UN system
  2. Understand UNFPA’s general mandate and policies, especially in humanitarian settings and emergency preparedness
  3. Have learned UNFPA technical language and working procedures
  4. Be able to write and formulate technical documents
  5. Have networked with partners, country and regional offices,
  6. Be able to work as a team member in a multicultural setting

How to apply:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to thwin@unfpa.org with subject line “Application: Humanitarian Intern” by October 15, 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to candidates with immediate availability.

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