The Position:

Internship: Knowledge Management and Innovation

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.


The Knowledge Management and Innovation intern (KMI) Intern will provide support to
several ongoing knowledge management projects and support the implementation of new
activities under the guidance of the Assistant Representative/Head of Programmes. The KMI
Intern will support internal learning opportunities for staff to ensure they are up to date on the
current literature, have access to internal and external resources, and are active participants in
communities of practice and other knowledge sharing groups.

You would be responsible for:

Providing support to monitor trends and new developments in the political, social and
economic environments relevant to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender
equality, and population and development in a selection of middle-income countries; Supporting the CO in hosting knowledge management training, learning events
monthly brown bag (internal learning sessions), and scheduling webinar series to
share knowledge and products of the work done by UNFPA and other partners
working with UNFPA Summarising statistical information by creating graphs, tables and charts, particularly
related to the monitoring and evaluation of knowledge and change management
projects. Assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of technical
cooperation programmes focused on sustainable financing to strengthen national
development planning frameworks; Supporting the preparation of background information and analysis for a range of
projects including knowledge management; Catalogue and archive technical publications, evaluation and research reports, internal
UNFPA CO knowledge products, and other materials according to internal standards Contribute to the planning and implementation of internal capacity-building for
colleagues to inform and guide the teams in using KMI practices; and Complete other tasks as assigned, including attending local area (Pretoria and
Johannesburg) events and presentations on health, knowledge management and
communications for development.

Your Education:

Applicants to UNFPA’s internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the
following requirements: Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or
higher) in a recognised university; Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as
bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in a recognised university; Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (A) and (B) above)
from a recognised university and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year
of graduation; Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme in a recognised
university and undertake the internship as part of this programme.

Other Eligibility Requirements:

Demonstrate interest in the field of development; Demonstrate written and spoken proficiency in English; Demonstrate ability to adapt to new environments and to establish and maintain good
working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds. An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a UNFPA staff
member is not eligible for an internship with UNFPA. Your Experience: Strong analytical and writing skills. Language requirements: Fluency in English;

UNFPA Work Environment:

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity and healthy work-life balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the heart of UNFPA's workforce - click here to learn more.


Selection and appointment may be subject to background and reference checks, medical clearance, visa issuance and other administrative requirements.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process and does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

Applicants for positions in the international Professional and higher categories, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

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