United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): Knowledge and Innovation Internship in Pretoria

The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is recruiting for Knowledge and Innovation Intern.

  • Level: Internships / fellowships
  • Contract Type: Internship
  • Closing date: 13 Jun 2024 11:59 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Pretoria

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Its mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

Job Purpose

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; it need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

The Knowledge Management and Innovation intern (KMI) Intern will provide support to several ongoing knowledge management projects and support the implementation of new activities under the guidance of the Assistant Representative/Head of Programmes.

The KMI Intern will support internal learning opportunities for staff to ensure they are up to date on the
current literature, have access to internal and external resources, and are active participants in communities of practice and other knowledge sharing groups.

Duties and Responsibilities

You would be responsible for:

  • Providing support to monitor trends and new developments in the political, social and economic environments relevant to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and population and development in a selection of middle-income countries;
  •  Supporting the CO in hosting knowledge management training, learning events monthly brown bag (internal learning sessions), and scheduling webinar series to share knowledge and products of the work done by UNFPA and other partners working with UNFPA

  •  Summarising statistical information by creating graphs, tables and charts, particularly related to the monitoring and evaluation of knowledge and change management projects.
  • Assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes focused on sustainable financing to strengthen national development planning frameworks;
  •  Supporting the preparation of background information and analysis for a range of projects including knowledge management; 

  • Catalogue and archive technical publications, evaluation and research reports, internal UNFPA CO knowledge products, and other materials according to internal standards
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of internal capacity-building for colleagues to inform and guide the teams in using KMI practices; and
  • Complete other tasks as assigned, including attending local area (Pretoria and Johannesburg) events and presentations on health, knowledge management and communications for development.

Qualifications and Education

Your Education:

  • Applicants to UNFPA’s internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher) in a recognised university;
  •  Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in a recognised university;

  •  Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (A) and (B) above) from a recognised university and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
  •  Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme in a recognised university and undertake the internship as part of this programme.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Demonstrate interest in the field of development;
  • Demonstrate written and spoken proficiency in English;
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to new environments and to establish and maintain good
    working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds.
  • An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a UNFPA staff
    member is not eligible for an internship with UNFPA. Your Experience:
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Language requirements: Fluency in English.

How to Apply

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