Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst (Intern)

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 3 April 2017
Internship , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 22 March 2017

Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Head of the Washington Office, the Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst (PPIA) will be responsible for:

1. conducting research on donor and market trends;
2. developing programme and project/market analysis reports (e.g. by donor, sector and country);
3. researching and developing partner profiles, as well as associated engagement strategies;
4. consistently monitoring of donor/government tenders to identify possible new programme and project acquisition opportunities.
5. Analyze and systematize knowledge, and support the sharing of best practices across the organization through case-studies and reports.

In performing her/his responsibilities, s/he works closely with the Head of the Washington Office, other staff and interns in the Washington Office, as well as project/programme staff in GPSO.

The PPIA is responsible for providing support to the Head of the Washington Office on the following activities:

• Research and draft programme and project/market analyses concerning possible programme and project partnership opportunities in the various regions where UNOPS operates;
• Prepare programme and project/market analysis reports for both major donors as well as countries in the region;
• Research, draft, update and maintain partner profiles according to changing/shifting donor priorities, areas of focus, country strategies, inter alia;
• Research and draft partner engagement strategies for the various regions where UNOPS operates;
• Contribute to, review and comment on, internal reports on partnership development strategies;
• Aid in the development of bidder/partner/competitor analyses reports for engagements
• Monitoring of programme and project development/donor websites (e.g. to aid in the identification of potential programme and project partnership opportunities;
• Contribute to communication tools to keep both internal and external clients informed of the work conducted by the Washington Office.
• Consistent updating of Washington Office Profiles
• Design, maintenance and periodic updating of Washington Office intranet information;
• Support in the development of best-practice case studies and the systematization of knowledge;
• Support in the organization of events, conferences, workshops and missions of UNOPS team members to Washington; and
• Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


Currently enrolled in, or recently completed, a Bachelor/Master’s Degree in a relevant area.

The applicant must be pursuing a university degree such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. (or the equivalent), or have graduated from such studies within three years prior to the application date of the internship.

The preferred candidate would have a combination of degrees including one in development studies, public policy and administration, international relations, economics, business, communications, engineering, or other related areas.


The ideal candidate would have a combination of private and international public sector experience, including in the following areas:

1. Strategic planning and development
2. Marketing
3. Data analysis
4. Market research and analysis
5. Client/donor research
6. Capture planning
7. Programme and project acquisition/development
8. Competitor analysis
9. BCG and SWOT analysis
10. Official Development Assistance (ODA) analysis

The candidate should also have knowledge of, and experience with, Microsoft Office programs, particularly with Microsoft Excel and Word.


• Fluency in English is required.
• Fluency in other UN languages, in particular Spanish and French, is an asset.


Required Competencies

  • Result Orientation
  • Ability to Analyze
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Ability to Learn
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Motivation and Inspiration

Functional Competencies
• Competent at analyzing and linking information from different sources (uses information from one situation to another to solve problems)
• Ability to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data in support of the identification of programme and project acquisition opportunities and development of engagement strategies
• Undertake internal programme and project/market scoping projects, prepare and maintain internal databases and partner profiles in support of expanding programme and project development activities
• Understand, identify, prepare and maintain databases and internal documents concerning programme and project development opportunities
• Consistently delivers comprehensive and fact-based strategic engagement strategies aligned with fluid/dynamic donor landscape
• Offers new and/or different feasible solutions to problems/client needs
• Displays openness and flexibility in daily work
• Manages time and resources to the optimum so that the input to output ratio is high
• Completes own assignment and monitors self-progress thereby making contribution to team goals. Is dependable in times of crisis
• Seeks opportunity to learn new skills
• Consistently meets timelines for delivery with internal/external client.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Intern
Contract level: Intern
Contract duration: 6 months

Interns are responsible for arranging their own travel and securing any necessary visas.

Flexible working schedules may be arranged.

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, insurance coverage and any necessary visas.

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET). Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Additional Considerations

***Apply via the followign link

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

About the Organization

"UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. I have seen many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of the world." - Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General

UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need.

Working in some of the world's most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost-effectiveness.

By assisting UN Organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.

We employ more than 6000 personnel and on behalf of its partners, create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. With its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, a network of seven regional offices and a further 20 operations and project centres, UNOPS oversees activities in more than 80 countries.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

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