Information Management Intern (National)-UNDP Malawi

  • UNDP Malawi
  • Internship
  • 9 months ago
  • Lilongwe

    Job Description

    The UN Secretary-General’s bold new global reform launched on 1 January 2019 in response to General Assembly resolution 71/243, repositions the UN Development System to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet.

    With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for the development of the United Nations system, the UN Secretary General’s report (December 2017) “Repositioning the United Nation’s Development system to deliver on the 2030 agenda; our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet” outs forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda. This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/729 of 1 June 2018, which gave the Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning.

    A reinvigorated Resident Coordinator system is at the centre of a repositioned United Nations system and while the system has been instrumental in driving coherence on the ground for the past four decades, it is no insufficiently robust to respond to the needs of the 2030 Agenda. The Resident Coordinator’s Office provides direct support to the UN Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), including advisory, technical, organizational and management support.

    The evolving COVID-19 context requires that data is systematically managed and regularly analyzed in a timely manner for decision making by the UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Country Team and UNCT. Therefore, the intern will play a pivotal role in supporting the Development Coordination Officer (Data Management, Monitoring & Reporting) in the development and management of information management (IM) tools. The intern will be placed in the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO

    Duties and Responsibilities 

    Under the direct supervision of the Development Coordination Officer (Data Management, Monitoring & Reporting), the intern will undertake the following tasks:

    • Undertakes empirical analysis, data mining and visualization to assist the RC and UNCT
    • Support the preparations of effective presentations, and factsheets to convey messages using charts, maps, infographics and tables;
    • Support the RCO in developing and managing the IM tools including dashboards, mailing system, repositories, calendar of meetings and financial tracking tool;
    • Provide support in administration of the UN INFO platform for planning, monitoring and reporting
    • Support in capacity building of staff on use of information management tools and products
    • Support the RCO in scheduling meetings, note-taking, fact-checking, and documentation support;
    • Actively participate in meetings for the IM-Data Group and Monitoring, Evaluation and Advisory Group
    • Perform any other related duties as requested by the Head of RCO and Development Coordination Officer (Data Management, Monitoring & Reporting).


    • Demonstrated interest and experience in UN coordination;
    • Knowledge of Delivering as One and UN reform;
    • Understanding of the social, economic, institutional, and political environment in the southern African region is an advantage;
    • Experience working with data visualization tools (i.e. Microsoft Power BI or Tableau) a plus;
    • Experience working with GIS software’s (i.e. ArcGIS) a plus
    • Ability to analyze results information by triangulating quantitative and qualitative data and evidence;
    • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
    • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences; and
    • Willingness to take initiative and work independently under pressure to meet deadlines.

    Required Skills and Experience

    (a) Be enrolled for a Masters Degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science; Social Science or related field; multidisciplinary educational background is an asset.;


    (b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a Bachelor’s level degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science; Social Science or related field; multidisciplinary educational background is an asset;


    (c) 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.

    Important to note:

    Interns are financially remunerated by UNDP in form of a stipend, which is currently at MWK 93,746.25  per month.

    Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of:

    • The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or
    • The intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence through private sources

    Medical Insurance

    Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.

    Costs incurred by interns, including undertaking official travel at the request of UNDP, in the discharge of the activities related to the internship shall be reimbursed by  UNDP on the same basis as costs incurred by staff members or costs reimbursed to staff members, including payment of daily subsistence allowance, as applicable.

    UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.


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