Partnership Development Intern

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    3 weeks ago
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    General Support, Partnership and Resource Mobilization
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The Partnerships Development Office (PDO) is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with key partners in the countries covered by the Multi Country Office, and defines needs and matching partnering opportunities within the mandate of UNOPS.

Under the direct supervision of the designated Partnership Development Officer and with guidance from the Head of the Partnership Development Office, the intern will:

  • Assist in the development of project proposals and documents

  • Prepare meeting minutes and summaries of actions to be taken and track progress on planned issues and follow-up with focal points;

  • Support in document management processes

  • Assist in event planning and mission preparation process

  • Assist the PDO with researching potential partners, funding cycles of different donors, as well as priority areas for the donors and providing an in depth analysis on the same.

  • Assist in preparation of internal and external outreach and communication material regarding collaboration with the priority partners in the relevant sectors/service lines for briefings, meetings and events;

  • Support preparation of background notes, talking points and presentations as required

  • Must be enrolled in a University Degree Programme preferably in economics, management, international affairs, political science, development studies or other relevant disciplines from an accredited university.
  • Applicants who have graduated from such studies within the recent three years will also be considered eligible for the position.
  • 1 year experience in government, diplomatic, non-governmental or international civil service in the field of partnerships, development, or communications is desirable.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite Applications is desirable
  • Full working knowledge of the English is required.
  • Knowledge of a second UN or regional working language is an asset.
  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.
  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: Internship
Contract level: N/A
Contract duration: 6 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. Further, UNOPS may provide a one time travel lumpsum of 500 USD. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.

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  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.

  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.

  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.

  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions

  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.

  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

  • This position is based in a family duty station.

  • Both International and local applicants are eligible to apply for this position.


The UNOPS Kenya office manages more than 60 projects in around 10 countries of eastern and southern Africa. UNOPS in Kenya helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors including: governance, education, health, the environment, grant management and rural development.