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UNDP Internship Project and Research Analyst in Dubai

UNDP Internship Project and Research Analyst in Dubai

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UNDP Internship Project and Research Analyst in Dubai

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser and Project Manager, the Project and Research Analyst 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 of Project and Research Analyst

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 in project designs, strategies, proposals, reports, and other relevant documents; and in ensuring that these documents provide strategic recommendations on skills development in the Arab States region
    • Represent the initiative in the different national, regional, and international venues, events, and platforms
  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
    • Develop and implement mapping activities, including skills mappings, gaps analysis, stakeholder and ecosystem mappings, assessments, and similar activities and output documents
    • 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
  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
    • Conduct partnership mapping to identify potential collaborators and resources. Engage in resource mobilization efforts, including preparing funding proposals and donor briefings, to secure support for the Skills Initiative
  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.
    • Contribute to a positive and supportive work environment that values collaboration and innovation
    • Contribute to a safe space for team members to express concerns and work together to find resolutions


  • 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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Required Skills and Experience for Project and Research Analyst

  1. Min. Education requirements
    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in education, social sciences, economics, business administration or other related field is required; OR
    • A first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with two (02) additional years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.
  2. Min. years of relevant work experience
    • A minimum of two (02) years (with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of work experience in policy, research and advocacy in the thematic areas of social science, skills development, upskilling and reskilling and employment.
  3. Required skills
    1. Excellent computer literacy (MS Office; Windows; Internet); 
    2. Excellent report writing and analytical skills.
  4. Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
    • Proven experience in a similar position in UN agencies or international organization;
    • Extensive experience working in the Arab States region;
    • Experience in skilling, workforce development, livelihoods or employability programmes and initiatives, technical or higher education programs, or online programs; 
    • Technical experience or knowledge of massive open online courses, and online education courses, systems and platforms;
    • Experience in maintaining and building partnerships and collaborations. 
  5. Required Language(s)
    • Fluency in Arabic and English, both oral and written is required.
    • French is a strong asset

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline17 May,2024



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