Kansainvälisen harjoittelun paikat keväällä 2017

United Nations Population Fund UNFPA

Afrikka ja Aasia

Ohjelma Kehitysyhteistyötä tekevät organisaatiot ulkomailla

Internships with UNFPA Regional and Country Offices

UNFPA Regional Office’s in South Africa; UNFPA Regional Office in Senegal, and; UNFPA Regional Office in Thailand.

UNFPA Country Offices in Africa and Asia.

Harjoitteluaika Duration: 1 September – 31 December 2017
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 in a Bachelor or Master programme 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 francophone countries.
  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.

840 euroa/kk useimmissa Afrikan ja Aasian maissa, ei asuntoa. Apuraha voi olla korkeampi yksittäisissä maissa. Apurahan taso vahvistetaan, kun harjoittelijan työskentelymaa on tiedossa.

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 maahan, jossa työkieli on ranska
  • portugali, jos hakee maahan, jossa työkieli on portugali
Hakemus ja liitteeet

Hakemus ja kaikki liitteet: englanniksi
Motivaatiokirje kirjoitetaan aina englanniksi ja lisäksi ranskaksi tai portugaliksi, jos hakee maihin, joissa nämä ovat työkieliä.

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).

Huom! UNFPA ei ole valitettavasti vahvistanut yksittäisiä maita, jotka voivat ottaa harjoittelijan maatoimistoonsa. Viime syksyn hakukierroksella olivat mukana seuraavat maatoimistot, mutta nämä toimistot eivät ole vielä vahvistaneet ottavansa harjoittelijaa:

Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC CO
Uganda CO
Ethiopia CO
Rwanda CO
Senegal CO
Cameroon CO
Mauritania CO
Congo-Brazzaville CO
Ghana CO
Guinea-Bissau CO
Lao CO
Bangladesh CO

Toimi näin:

Ilmoita motivaatiokirjeessä, jos olet kiinnostunut työskentelemään aluetoimistossa Etelä-Afrikassa, Thaimaassa tai Senegalissa.

Jos aluetoimiston sijaan olet kiinnostunut työskentelemään jossakin maatoimistossa, voit toivoa pääseväsi harjoitteluun johonkin tai joihinkin maihin ym. listalta. Koska ei ole vielä varmaa, ottavatko kaikki listan toimistot harjoittelijan myös ensi syksyksi, kannattaa lisäksi mainita laajempi maantieteellinen alue (kts. jaottelu alla), jonka maatoimistoissa olisit kiinnostunut työskentelemään.

The UNFPA offices are divided into following sub regions;

1. Asia and the Pacific
2. West and Central Africa (a majority of francophone countries)
3. Eastern and Southern Africa

UNFPAn paikka on yksi harjoittelupaikka
. UNFPAn paikan lisäksi voit siis hakea myös toista kehy-paikkaa (UNDP:n paikat tai ALF).


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 over 155 countries around the world.

For more information on UNFPA’s work, please visit our website at

More information on UNFPA:

UNFPA Strategic Plan 2013-17,

Annual Report 2015

State of World Population Report 2016