Intern (Programme Support)


Job Description

Organizational Context

UNDP Pakistan supports the government, institutions and people of Pakistan to improve livelihoods by providing sustainable energy solutions, maintaining the integrity of ecosystems and building capacities for climate change mitigation and adaptation. UNDPs hallmark approaches are policy reforms, institutional & human capacity building and innovative demonstrations in the field.

Within the overall context of the National Climate Change Policy, UNDP Pakistan endeavors to mainstream “climate change” as a priority in the government’s development agenda. UNDP is working towards this goal through the development and implementation of various climate change adaptation and mitigation programmes related to sustainable energy, water management and conservation of ecosystems.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Programme/Project Officer, Environment & Climate Change Unit, the interns will assist the Unit, based on an agreed work plan, tasks and achievements by performing the activities narrated below for the duration of the internship: -

  • Providing support to the program unit in day to day functions related to implementation of work plans and related activities;
  • Assistance in coordination with relevant stakeholders and organizations;
  • Preparation of and assistance in organizing different events/workshop’s reports/proceedings;
  • Aiding in basic monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the activities under implementation;
  • Identification & development of database of partners on various components under the umbrella of climate change;
  • Any other relevant work assigned by the Supervisor;

Learning outputs

At the end of the internship the Interns will be required to submit a completion report against the learning outcomes highlighted in the summary of key functions.

Competencies and Critical Success Factors


Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities


Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases
Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative
Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy
Interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others


Creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents) in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software
Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard


Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support
Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree program is required, however Post graduation degree is preferable. from any reputed university (and approved by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan), majoring in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Environmental Sciences, Climate Change or a closely relevant discipline.

Experience: Not Required

Language Requirements:
The candidate must be fluent in English, having both written and speaking skills with ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

Note: A person who is the child or sibling of an UNDP staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at UNDP.

UNDP provides Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply (local and internal VA).

UNDP has zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment (SH) and Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants bank accounts.

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