Partnerships Intern (Business Development)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 02 August 2022
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 09 August 2022
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Background Information - Job-specific
UNOPS has been present in Bangladesh since 2003. In 2014 UNOPS established as formal representation as a response to the UNOPS Executive Board in order to provide more substantial support to the Government of Bangladesh and other clients in the different areas focusing to Resilient Infrastructure Approach, Program & Project Management, Fund Management, Procurement, Human Resources, Financial Management emphasizing on building national capacities, improving resilience of communities with a view of contributing to the implementation of the SDGs.

UNOPS Bangladeshl is hiring for the position of Partnerships Intern. Under the direct supervision of the Partnerships Specialist the Intern will:

  • Conduct research and analysis for the identification of pertinent trends and business opportunities in furtherance of the Nepal business development strategy and its related implementation plan;

  • Support the development of concrete opportunities through market research and analysis, proposal development and support to project management and implementation; Assist with the development and implementation of suitable communication tools.

    Functional Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Partnerships Specialist , who provides general guidance, the Intern is responsible for the following:

    1.a. Business Development

  • Assist in the update of the Business Strategy to enhance and grow the portfolio;

Scan business development opportunities for business development intelligence (facilitate assessments of client needs, UNOPS value proposition, etc.)

Conduct background information about potential partners and opportunities, develop partner- and opportunity profiles and update information in corresponding BD platforms;

Support analysis of corporate trends and guidelines regarding their relevance for BD processes;

Help with the identification of partnership;

Establish a subsequent plan of action and follow-up for potential business acquisition and partnership development opportunities in accordance with the strategy;

Generate content (information/images) for promotional activities

Draft sections of proposals and concept notes

Prepare draft presentations and supporting documents for partner meetings;

Support the organization of promotional events and high-level meetings;

Coordinate contacts with potential partners

1. b. Research

Produce reports, surveys, charts/graphs, forecasts, statistics, focus groups, trend analyses,

Collect and analyze data on trends, potential market impact and analysis;

2. Training components and learning elements

The incumbent will have access to project and portfolio documentation to learn about project management and development cooperation in the areas the portfolio covers. She/he has the opportunity to join official meetings and learn about UNOPS, and the UN, and multilateral cooperation. She/he will get exposure to key stakeholders, multi-partner donors, international non-governmental organizations and other representatives.

The incumbent will also have full access to UNOPS intranet, Google Currents/Communities of Practice (COPs) in Project Management, Gender Mainstreaming, Innovation and Research, Sustainable Infrastructure, etc.

3. Participation in missions or training courses

The incumbent will have access to the UNOPS Learning Zone and apply for training in Programme Management, Gender Mainstreaming, Coaching, and mandatory training as per UNOPS policy.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


Candidates must be currently enrolled in, or have recently completed (within 3 years prior to the application date of the internship) a Bachelor/Masterโ€™s/Ph.D. Degree in developmental studies, social science or related field.

Professional qualification proven to be equivalent to a university degree shall be considered.

Completion of an Advanced University Degree in the relevant areas is a strong asset.

At least one year of experience in the field of business development, communications, and partnerships in a reputable organization is preferred.


At least one-year of experience in the field of business development, communications, and/or partnerships in a reputable organization is preferred.

Excellent English writing skill is an asset.

Experience in the usage of computers and software packages (Google Suite/Workspace Office) and experience in handling web-based systems is desirable.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Bangla is preferred.

Competencies Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground. Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Internship
Contract level: Intern
Contract duration: 12 months This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.

Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Interns are responsible for their own arrangements for accommodation, travel, and necessary visa arrangements.

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Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request. Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks. Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partnersโ€™ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce โ€” a strength that helps us better understand and address our partnersโ€™ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

UNOPS offers a variety of arrangements that enable women to excel in their careers, including flexible working hours for work-life balance, maternity leave, childcare facilities, and career coaching. UNOPS ensures a safe and inclusive working environment for women and men through field security training and measures to provide secure working arrangements on-site and in the office.

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