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Exploring Emerging Trends: Project and Research Analyst Internship Opportunity

Exploring Emerging Trends: Project and Research Analyst Internship Opportunity

Country: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Exploring Emerging Trends: Project and Research Analyst Internship Opportunity

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser and Project Manager, the Project and Research Analyst Internship will be responsible to effectively manage and coordinate project activities of the Regional Skills Initiative.
S/he will also provide expertise and implementation support on capacity building and resource mobilization and partnerships. The Project and Research Analyst will also facilitate and support the work with UNDP’s country offices, private and public sectors, educational institutions and entrepreneurs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project and Research Analyst will lead the implementation and development of the skills initiative, under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief Technical Adviser. He/She will assume the following responsibilities and duties:

1.Project Management and Development

  • Provide analytical and strategic support to the leadership to ensure the successful implementation of the Skills Initiative
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative and novel approaches to address the skills gap in the Arab States, aligning with project objectives
  • Support the establishment and activation of collaboration mechanisms with national and international experts to review existing national skills strategies and contribute to the development of new strategies that align with the project’s vision

2.Research and Knowledge Management

  • Support the development and implementation of a comprehensive research strategy that aligns with the initiative’s objectives. Define key research areas, methodologies, and timelines to ensure effective implementation and sustainable impact
  • Identify and document best practices and lessons learned from successful youth skilling programs globally
  • Utilize research findings and data analysis to inform the development of evidence-based policies and youth skilling programs
  • Support in the development of a knowledge sharing framework to disseminate research findings and key insights to relevant stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries
  • Contribute to the management and facilitation of workshops, seminars, and conferences to share knowledge and foster learning.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with national and international experts in the field of youth skilling to gain valuable insights and expertise

3.Reporting and Partnerships

  • Analyse and monitor the progress of the Skills Initiative, identifying areas of success and potential challenges. Provide timely advice on corrective actions to ensure the smooth delivery of project objectives
  • Support on the fulfilment of different reporting requirements and deadlines
  • Actively participate in project work planning, monitoring, and reporting
  • Serve as the projects’ focal point with course providers, facilitating seamless coordination and information exchange

4.Communication and Advocacy

  • Use various communication channels to raise awareness about the project’s objectives and outcomes
  • Support in corporate and advocacy efforts, sharing project updates and results with relevant stakeholders and the wider community
  • Act as a key liaison in disseminating project-related information to stakeholders, course providers, and beneficiaries. Facilitate information-sharing to maintain transparency and alignment with project goals

5.Team building and Development

  • Support in ensuring that all members are aligned with the initiative’s goals and work together seamlessly to achieve its objectives
  • Foster a culture of inclusion and diversity within the team
  • Support in ensuring that team members are well-informed about the initiative’s progress, changes, and key decisions. Contribute to transparent communication and active listening.

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Institutional Arrangement for Project and Research Analyst Internship

  • The selected Project and Research Analyst will be working under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser/Project Manager. Also, the incumbent is expected to maintain effective working relationships with the various stakeholders. S/he will supervise the Research and Coordination Associate and Project Assistant.

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Eligibility requirements of Project and Research Analyst Internship

  • Education Requirements:
    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in education, social sciences, economics, business administration, or related field.
      • OR
    • First-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with two (02) additional years of qualifying experience.
  • Years of Relevant Work Experience:
    • Minimum of two (02) years (with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of work experience.
    • Experience should be in policy, research, and advocacy in thematic areas such as social science, skills development, upskilling, reskilling, and employment.
  • Required Skills:
    • Excellent computer literacy (MS Office; Windows; Internet).
    • Strong report writing and analytical skills.
  • Desired Skills:
    • Proven experience in similar positions within UN agencies or international organizations.
    • Extensive work experience in the Arab States region.
    • Experience in skilling, workforce development, livelihoods, employability programs, technical or higher education programs, or online programs.
    • Technical knowledge or experience with massive open online courses (MOOCs) and online education platforms/systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain and build partnerships and collaborations.
  • Language Requirements:
    • Fluency in Arabic and English, both oral and written, is required.
    • Proficiency in French is a strong asset.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline08 April,2024
CountryDubai, United Arab Emirates



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