Kansainvälisen harjoittelun paikat keväällä 2015

United Nations Population Fund UNFPA


1-2 harjoittelijaa

Ohjelma Kehitysyhteistyötä tekevät organisaatiot ulkomailla
Harjoittelupaikka The UNFPA Country Office in Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mozambique, Malawi, Cameroun, Ethiopia, Uganda or Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or at the UNFPA Regional Office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Harjoitteluaika Duration: 1 September – 31 December 2015
Time: The internship will be full time with an expected workload of 40 hours per week

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the UNFPA country/regional Representative or other staff appointed by the country/regional Representative, the intern will assist the Country/Regional Office. The position may include the following:

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Drafting working documents related to project management, communications etc.
  • Collecting and analyzing data.
  • Monitoring and evaluating developments
  • Other tasks in accordance with the agreed work plan.

A specific work plan with intended achievements and learning outcomes for the duration of the Internship will be agreed upon between the intern and the Country/Regional Office.

The successful intern should be ready to assist in other related duties as required, including ad hoc tasks.

Learning Elements

Upon completion of the internship the Intern should have gained:

  1. Increased understanding of the UN system.
  2. Understanding of the UNFPA mandate and policies.
  3. Understanding of the dynamics of an Inter-Agency Programme .
  4. Knowledge of technical language and working procedures.
  5. Competences in writing and formulating documents.
  6. Networking skills.
  7. The ability to work as a team member in a multicultural setting.

Please note that only students who are enrolled in a university program during the time of the internship are eligible applicants.

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants within the following fields of study will be preferred:

  • Public Health (sexual and reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections incl. HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases, nutrition)
  • Demography
  • Economics incl. health economics
  • Political Science
  • Social anthropology incl. community participation
  • Development studies incl. monitoring and evaluation
  • Communication
  • Gender, incl. gender equality and gender based violence
  • Human Resources Management
  • Procurement, incl. supply chain management

Furthermore it is a requirement that the successful applicant has:

  1. Enrolled at a university in Finland
  2. Proven academic progress and experience working with complex issues.
  3. Fluency in English.
  4. A solid knowledge of French for students applying for an internship in Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroun or DRC.
  5. A solid knowledge of Portuguese for students applying for an internship in Mozambique.
  6. Ability to write and work clearly and concisely and with attention to detail.
  7. Initiative, sound judgment and ability to work with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.

CIMOn apuraha 840 euroa/kk, ei asuntoa

Costs related to travel, insurance, visa and accommodation will exclusively be covered by the applicant. UNFPA Nordic Office and relevant country office will need to see documentation of insurance coverage prior to the commencement of the internship.

  • englanti ja
  • ranska, jos hakee Norsunluurannikolle, Senegaliin, Kameruniin tai Kongoon tai
  • portugali, jos hakee Mosambikiin
Hakemus ja liitteeet

Hakemus ja kaikki liitteet: englanniksi
Motivaatiokirje kirjoitetaan aina englanniksi ja lisäksi ranskaksi, jos hakee Norsunluurannikolle, Senegaliin, Kameruniin tai Kongoon tai portugaliksi, jos hakee Mosambikiin.

UNFPA:n ohjeistus koskien motivaatiokirjettä ja CV:tä:
Please prepare a cover letter of max 1 page indicating your interest for a specific country and area of work. In addition attach a CV (including specific language skills).


Who we are

United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

For this purpose, UNFPA supports sexuality education and information; access to contraception, including condoms to protect against HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections; and access to health care during pregnancy and child birth. UNFPA also promotes programs targeted at eliminating female genital mutilation and child marriage.

UNFPA supports developing countries with population data collection and analysis for national development strategies. UNFPA’s Headquarters are located in New York. The Fund works in 155 countries around the world.

For more information on UNFPA’s work, please visit our website at www.unfpa.org

More information on UNFPA:

UNFPA Strategic Plan 2013-17,

Annual Report 2013

State of World Population Report 2014