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UNDP Capacity Building Intern Specialist at Mali

UNDP Capacity Building Intern Specialist at Mali

Country: Mali
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UNDP Capacity Building Intern Specialist at Mali

The UNDP Country Office in Mali is actively recruiting a Capacity Building Intern Specialist to bolster its support for the transition process, reforms, and elections in the region. Embracing a portfolio approach, UNDP personnel are anticipated to seamlessly navigate across units, functions, teams, and projects, fostering multidisciplinary collaboration to effectively achieve strategic objectives and enhance horizontal cooperation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor, the capacity building specialist will:

1. Ensure Capacity building of the office/projects :

  • Collaborate and support Malian election management bodies, political parties, media and CSOs to analyse and identify their training needs in order to implement their training plan;
  • Contribute in designing training manuals adapted to the needs and training cycles of the elections management body its staff;
  • Provide support to various stakeholders in the design and production of training materials and manuals for various training sessions scheduled;
  • Provide support in the designing of ToRs for the recruitment of national trainers, and in the different stages of their recruitment;
  • Supervise the cascade training plan and related logistics;
  • Coordinate the deployment of trainers and maintain close communication with them.
2. Provide Reporting, Institutional Communication and Civic Education:
  • Coordinate the project communication strategy and plan implementation.
  • Provide support to national partners in the implementation and monitoring of an electoral education and voter awareness strategy and plan.
  • Contribute to the visibility of PAREM of the technical and financial partners contributing to the Basket Fund.
  • Assist in the design and production of various awareness and voter education materials.
  • Actively participate in the implementation and supervision of awareness campaigns.
  • Provide progress reports, as well as ad hoc information, to the UNDP Chief Technical Advisor upon request.
  • Coordinate all reporting tasks
  • Coordinate all tasks including training related to sensitization and civic education of voters and the population.
3. Carry out any other task within the framework of UNDP electoral support activities:
  • Effective direction to and empowerment of supervisees
  • Role-modelling of UN values and encouraging supervisees  to act ethically both in their relationships with each other and in the business decisions and actions they take
  • Support to supervisees in facilitating their learning and development. Ensuring that all supervisees have completed mandatory on-line courses on time
  • Support to supervisees in implementing various arrangements in place to ensure their safety and security
  • Support the supervisees in maintaining their health and well-being (e.g. staff are encouraged to use leave, with excessive leave balances being reduced/eliminated).

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Required Skills and Experience for Capacity Building Intern Specialist

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Political Science, Social science, or equivalent disciplines is required. or
  • A bachelor’s degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years (with master’s degree) or 7 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in electoral assistance or election observation is required.
  • Electoral experience in minimum 3 countries is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience of sound understanding of the political and socio-economic environment of Mali and the foreign institutions present is desired.
  • Good experience and knowledge of the rules and procedures of the Electoral Commission is desired.
  • Good knowledge and practical experience of electoral processes, particularly in Africa is desired.
  • Professional experience as capacity building specialist within the framework of electoral assistance is desired.
  • Professional experience in electoral reporting is desired.
  • Professional experience in sensitization and civic education is desired.
  • Professional experience in institutional communication is desired.
  • Experience in UNDP  is desired.
  • Good knowledge of IT tools (MS Word, Excel, Internet), and of online content management and publication tools is desired


  • Fluency in oral and written French and English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN language would be an asset.
Note: Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest UN Common System performance evaluations (if applicable).
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline06 March,2024



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