Intern โ€“ Economist Unit

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 27 July 2021
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 09 August 2021

UNDP is the UNโ€™s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, working with national counterparts on solutions to global and national development challenges. In the programme countries, UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance and development priorities in in partnership with the host governments, the United Nations system, the development partners and other partners to help the country to achieve sustainable development by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shock.

UNDP has been a trusted development partner of the Maldives for more than 40 years, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities and exclusion in areas such governance, environment protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation. In each of its thematic areas of work, UNDP at the request of its national partners provides relevant policy advisory support, technical assistance, advocacy, and knowledge to help Maldives achieve its global commitment on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Under the guidance of the Economist, the intern will support the economic analysis for the country officeโ€™s policy support and programme development. The intern will provide inputs to the Development Finance Assessment and compile data and analysis for reports, publications that advises management on macroeconomic policies, trends, and relevant linkages with topical emerging issues in Maldives. The intern will provide relevant statistical analysis and support for the formulation of economic strategies and briefings to management. The interns will also provide programmatic support to projects directly implemented by the Economist Unit of UNDP Maldives.

Assist the Economist Team with the following

  • Compilation, analysis, and interpretation of economic and statistical data, providing thorough research of the economic and development issues in Maldives.
  • Support the preparation of signature knowledge products, policy briefs, background notes, talking points, presentation materials, on critical development issues developed by the Economist Unit.
  • Providing programmatic support to the Economist Unit in implementing directly implemented projects; including preparation of progress reports, arranging meetings with stakeholders and consultants, and providing coordination support required for the day-to-day management of programmes.ย 
  • Conducting desk reviews of existing research and literature informed by the research questions and objectives
  • Providing general research and logistical support for key meetings and products.


  • Excellent data and analytical skills
  • Excellent technical and report writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, multitask and work under pressure.
  • Good understanding of and/or background in one or more of the following areas of specialization: poverty reduction, democratic governance, environment and energy, capacity development, youth, gender equality and womenโ€™s empowerment.
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

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For Intern - Economist Unit approximately the net salary per month is MVR 2,883.75. For more information please contactย

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Contract Duration: 3 months

This vacancy is archived.

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