Intern - 1 position

  • Added Date: Monday, 27 May 2024
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 10 June 2024
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Internship position will be placed within the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans 2 (ReLOaD2).

ReLOaD2 continues to strengthen participatory democracies and the EU integration process in the Western Balkans by empowering civil society and youth to actively take part in decision making and by stimulating an enabling legal and financial environment for civil society. The programme is implemented in the following IPA beneficiaries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), North Macedonia, Kosovo[1], Montenegro and Serbia.

Working across the region, ReLOaD2 enhances capacities of local governments and civil society organisations (CSOs) to engage in productive partnerships and contributes to improved service delivery and realisation of local priorities in line with development strategies.

ReLOaD2 works with 63 partner local governments and in cites partner local governments to distribute public funding for CSOs in a transparent and development-oriented manner, recognising local needs and embracing a project-based approach. Also, the project promotes youth engagement and supports implementation of youth initiatives and works on improvement of their economic perspectives in partner localities.

The total budget of the ReLOaD2 is EUR โ‚ฌ12.63 million ($15.06 million) the project duration is 48 months (2021 โ€“ 2024). The incumbent will be based in UNDP BiH office in Sarajevo.

[1] For the European Union, this designation is without prejudice to position on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. For UNDP all references to Kosovo shall be understood in the context of the UN Resolution 1244/1999.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the ReLOaD2 Regional Programme Manager, the Intern will assist the Project Associate in the implementation of the activities with focus on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) database.

Internship-specific duties and responsibilities may fall under the following categories:

Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in a) and b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one year of graduationBe enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program


Proficiency in English,Proficiency in the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina,Computer literacy in standard office software applications,Demonstrated interest in digital transformation is an asset.


The intern will have the opportunity to:

Participate in in-house training opportunities as applicable,Learn the structure, mechanisms, policies and practice areas of UNDP,Participate in dedicated trainings and UNDP online learning tools,Strengthen his/her effective writing.

II.Terms and Conditions

Since 1 January 2020 UNDP interns are provided a monthly stipend to cover costs associated to the internship. The stipend amount varies from duty station to duty station. The amount can also vary depending if a selected candidate receives financial support from a nominating institution, related institution or government;UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for their education programme;The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an internโ€™s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

This vacancy is archived.

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