Project Management Intern , Multiple positions

Beijing, China
Apply by 18 July 2018
Internship , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 4 July 2018

Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.UNOPS has established its presence in China with three projects signed with Chinese government entities, in which UNOPS will provide advisory and technical assistance services with its expertise in procurement, project management, as well as providing capacity building to key local stakeholders.

This intern position will be based in Beijing for the following functions: Project Management, Procurement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization, Finance, Communication, Project Promition and Executive Support.


*** This is a local position, only nationals of the duty station country will be considered for these positions.

Functional Responsibilities

The responsibilities will be varied based on the working area under specific guidance of the designated supervisor.

The typical tasks of the Intern will be:

Knowledge management support

• Conduct research on the targeted industry and market, and develop related analysis report;

• Research, draft, update and maintain potential partner profiles;

• Drafting knowledge stories/best practices;

• Assisting in the organization of conferences, forums or other collaborative events;

• Perform other related research duties as required.

Communication and implementation support

• Collecting and cataloging information;

• Contribute to communication tools to keep both internal and external clients informed of the work conducted by the China office;

Administrative support

• Overall support to project manager in Beijing office.

• Assist in the preparation of unit meetings and workshops, including taking minutes/notes.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

Applicants must be enrolled in a university degree such as a Bachelor, Masters, or have graduated within three years prior to the application date of the internship.


Experience:

• Experience and advanced knowledge of MS Office tools is a requirement (Microsoft Excel, Access, Word andPowerPoint)

• Experience of news communication, media or are highly preferred.

Language Requirements:

• Fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese (Mandarin) is required.

Additional Considerations:

• Interns must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visas.

• No more than 3000 RMB per month.

Functional competencies

  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong literary skills
  • News Communication skills
  • MS Office
  • Interest in learning
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Internship
Contract level: N/A
Contract duration: 3 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, no more than 3000 RMB per month,
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.

For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Internships-and-volunteering.aspx

Additional Considerations

*** This is a local position, only nationals of the duty station country will be considered for these positions.
  • 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.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • 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 supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

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