Intern: Livelihood – UNFPA Vacancy Announcement

Intern: Livelihood – UNFPA Vacancy Announcement; February 21 2024



Organization: UNFPA

Position: Intern: Livelihood

Location: Mekelle

Employment: Full Time, 6 months contract, Internship

Date of Announcement: 02/20/2024, 05:43 PM

Deadline: 03/05/2024, 05:43 PM





Job Description


  • The Position:

The Intern will support the various tasks related to the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of Livelihoods interventions in Tigray region.

You will report to the MPHSS Analyst.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Under the overall leadership of the head of the sub office and technical support from MPHSS Specialist, the intern will be supervised and will report to MHPSS Analyst. The Intern will support the various tasks related to the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of Livelihoods interventions in Tigray region.

You would be responsible for:

  1. Participate in the identification and development of community-based women and youth friendly livelihood interventions/strategy for resilience building, a culture of peace, and empowerment of women.
  2. Support conducting desk review of existing market assessment reports to identify and recommend appropriate and marketable women friendly business ideas to IPs.
  3.  Support the implementation of all livelihoods and skills building activities, including identification of beneficiaries, generation of business ideas and distribution of start-up tools.
  4. Support capacity building and training on Basic business skills (selection, planning & management), marketing skills, record keeping, dialogue expertise, group formation etc
  5. Support Income generating activities (IGA) including group formation and conducting leadership skills training to  enhance participation  and accountability for identified  women and youth.
  6. Participate in monitoring/follow up of supported women and girls, track progress and provide technical support as may be required.
  7. Map and maintain a database of supported groups, types of businesses and skills provided by IPs per location.
  8. Provide support to hold regular meetings with IPs on the progress of livelihoods support provided to the beneficiaries.
  9. Document success stories, lessons learnt and make recommendations for improvement in livelihood interventions for Women and girls.
  10. Provide input in reports, fact sheets and PowerPoint presentations on livelihoods and income generation support for women and girls.
  11. Provide support to strengthen feedback and complaints mechanisms needed to identify any risk and concerns associated and mitigation measures with the provision of livelihoods support to women and girls.
  12. Support with any other tasks as requested by management.


Job requirements


Qualifications and Experience: 


Educational requirements

a. Be enrolled in a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and have completed one full academic year.

b. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as master’s programme or higher).

c. Have recently graduated with a university degree as defined above and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation; or

d. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional trainee programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme.

Other eligibility requirements

e. Demonstrate interest in the field of development.

f. Demonstrate written and spoken proficiency in English and local language.

g. Demonstrate ability to adapt to new environments and to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds.

A work-plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon. Periodic progress meetings will lead to a beneficial environment for the Intern enhancing her/his skills and capacity in areas related to UNFPA’s mandate.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Some experience in working with development agencies, including in volunteer capacity.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.


Fluency in English language is required.

Required Competencies: 


Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

Core Competencies: 

Achieving results,

Being accountable,

Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,

Thinking analytically and strategically,

Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Financial Aspects:

Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from UNFPA. The costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be assumed either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students, or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements. However, they receive a stipend to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, if not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation, or scholarship programme.

In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins. UNFPA does not provide medical insurance for interns.

UNFPA Work Environment:

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity and healthy work-life balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the heart of UNFPA’s workforce – click here to learn more.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process and does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.


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