No Experience United Nations Business Operations and Coordination Intern Career Jobs – UN Resident Coordinator’s Office

Organisation: UN Resident
Coordinator’s Office
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: RCO Field
Coordination and Business Operations Specialist
About US:
The United Nations is an impartial and trusted partner in Uganda,
supporting the Government to achieve its development goals. The United Nations
Country Team (UNCT), is comprised of 22 resident and non-resident UN agencies.
The UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative (RC/RR) leads the UNCT
and is the highest representative of UNDP in Uganda. The RC/RR is also the
Designated Official for security for UN Uganda. The UN Resident Coordinator is
assisted in her coordination role in the field by United Nations Area
Coordinators (UNACs) in the areas where the UN has a strong presence on the
ground. The UNAC system is a UNCT-integrated coordination system at the field
level that convenes UN agency representatives through regular Area Coordination
Team meetings. The UNAC system seeks to accelerate the implementation of
Delivering as One at the field level in Acholi and West Nile, Karamoja and
South West.
Job Summary: The Business
Operations and Coordination Intern will work in liaison with the Operations
Management Team (OMT) comprising of heads of operations, and the United Nations
Area Coordinators (UNACs) in the areas where the UN has a strong presence on
the ground. The incumbent will facilitate UNDAF implementation operationally,
under the UNCT’s guidance, the OMT has developed the Business Operations
Strategy (BoS) to a) promote UN system coherence; b) common services
harmonization; c) service quality and efficiency; and d) reduction of
transactions cost. The intern will support the RCO OMT/BoS focal point in
providing common services business coordination support in Kampala including
the UN’s presence in Moroto, Gulu and Mbarara.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Under the overall guidance of the
Resident Coordinator and the direct supervision of the RCO Field Coordination
and Business Operations Specialist, the Coordination Intern will support the
Resident Coordinator’s Office in a wide range of UN coordination-related tasks,
  • Business Coordination Support:
  • Render support to OMT annual review and
    planning process;
  • Support BoS Implementation and Reporting
    by updating the Knowledge Management system in relations to various OMT
    working groups;
  • Attend various working group meetings and
    keep abreast of the emerging issues:
  • Support common procurement;
  • Common Human Resource management;
  • Provide support in common logistics and
  • Common ICT;
  • Common Finance;
  • Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (in
    collaboration with programme colleagues).
  • Support the tracking of common services
    cost reduction and efficiency gains through LTAs and MoUs usage;
  • Engage with a diverse group of partners
    and close collaboration with all UN entities in the country.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned
    by the RCO Field Coordination and Business Operations Specialist;
Internship training benefits:
  • The intern is expected to develop
    excellent secretariat skills including meeting planning and preparation,
    organization, minute taking and follow up;
  • The intern is expected to learn the
    structures of the UN coordination mechanisms at country level;
  • The intern will have the opportunity to
    participate in various high-level meetings coordinated or organized by the
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the UN Resident
    Coordinator’s Office Business Operations and Coordination Intern should be
    enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or
    equivalent, or higher from a recognized institution) in Business
    Administration, Management, Accounting, Procurement, Finance, Economics or
    related fields;
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of
    a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or
    equivalent) in any of the fields listed above; and
  • Have graduated with a university degree
    (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the
    internship within one-year of graduation;
  • The applicants must be able to adapt to an
    international, multicultural, multilingual environment, have good
    communication skills and can work in a team;
  • Previous experience from volunteering or
    extra-curricular activities linked to the Vision and Mission of the UN
    would be considered an asset.
  • Language: Fluency in English is
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the
    UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision,
    mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
    nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without
Functional Competencies:
  • Consistently approaches work with
    professionalism, energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong ability to manage
    relationships with diverse stakeholders;
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written
    communication skills, adapting to diverse stakeholders and audiences;
  • Demonstrates strong planning and
    organization skills;
  • Contributes to teamwork within RCO and
    displays flexibility with regard to assigned tasks;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored
    even under pressure;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback
    and differing points of view.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
UN Resident Coordinator’s Office as an Intern should express their interest by
visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 21st April
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