Job Title:         Field Coordination Intern  (UN Internships in Uganda)

Organisation: UN Resident Coordinator’s Office

Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: UN Area Coordinator

About US:

UN Internships in Uganda: The United Nations is an impartial and trusted partner in Uganda, supporting the Government to achieve its development goals. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT), is comprised of 22 resident and non-resident UN agencies. The UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative (RC/RR) leads the UNCT and is the highest representative of UNDP in Uganda. The RC/RR is also the Designated Official for security for UN Uganda. The UN Resident Coordinator is assisted in her coordination role in the field by United Nations Area Coordinators (UNACs) in the areas where the UN has a strong presence on the ground. The UNAC system is a UNCT-integrated coordination system at the field level that convenes UN agency representatives through regular Area Coordination Team meetings. The UNAC system seeks to accelerate the implementation of Delivering as One at the field level in Acholi and West Nile, Karamoja and South West.

Job Summary:

UN Internships in Uganda: The Field Coordination Intern will support the UN Area Coordinator System in close collaboration with the UN Field Coordinator based in the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Under the overall guidance of the Resident Coordinator and the direct supervision of the UN Area Coordinator and the RCO Field Coordination and Business Operations Specialist, the Field Coordination intern(s) will support the UNACs in a wide range of field coordination-related tasks, including:

  • Organize UN Area Coordination meetings and take regular minutes;
  • Follow-up on implementation of action points agreed upon during the regular UN area Coordination meetings;
  • Assist the UNAC and the UN Field Coordination Officer in compiling related information for field/area-based reporting;
  • Share relevant updates from Kampala with the field;
  • Draft all correspondences related to UNAC activities in the field;
  • Offer secretariat support to the UNAC during engagements with various stakeholders;
  • Support the UN Area Coordinator in drafting and reporting the UNACs work plans / achievements;
  • Mobilize field staff participation in organized field level trainings and events;
  • Draft the UNAC Monthly report to be shared to RCO, for review by the Area Coordination Team and UNAC;
  • Support the preparatory activities for the observance of the key UN and international days celebrated in the region, in coordination with the Field Coordination Officer and UN Communications Group;
  • Support UNACs’ in their engagement with the Programme Reference Group, Outcome Results Groups and other inter-agency groups;
  • Engage with a diverse group of partners and close collaboration with all UN entities in the country.
  • Perform other functions/tasks as may be assigned to the intern directly by the UNAC or by the RCO Kampala;

Internship training benefits:

  • The intern is expected to develop excellent secretariat skills including meeting planning and preparation, organization, minute taking and follow up;
  • The intern is expected to learn the structures of the UN coordination mechanisms at country level;
  • The intern will have the opportunity to participate in various high-level meetings coordinated or organized by the UNAC and RCO.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office Field Coordination Intern should be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher from a recognized institution) in international development studies, international relations, social sciences, political science, law, economics, management, or other relevant fields;
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in any of the fields listed above; and
  • 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;
  • Candidates must be able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment, have good communication skills and can work in a team;
  • Previous experience from volunteering or extra-curricular activities linked to the Vision and Mission of the UN would be considered an asset;
  • Language: Fluency in English is essential.

Personal Competencies:

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

  • Consistently approaches work with professionalism, energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong ability to manage relationships with diverse stakeholders;
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills, adapting to diverse stakeholders and audiences;
  • Demonstrates strong planning and organization skills;
  • Contributes to teamwork within RCO and displays flexibility about assigned tasks;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office as an Intern should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

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Deadline: 20th April 2017

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2 thoughts on “UN Internships in Uganda – No Experience UN Field Coordination Intern”
  1. hello
    am Salama Mughole Olga a students of Kampala University pursuing bachelor of Agriculture and Community Development in year two semester two ,am seeking for placement for the second internship from july to August this yeah in your office .
    I hope my request will be put into a consideration.
    thank you!

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