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UNDP Peace and Development Officer Internship in Sudan 

UNDP Peace and Development Officer Internship in Sudan 

Country: Sudan
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UNDP Peace and Development Officer Internship in Sudan 

The deployment of Peace and Development Officer Internship has been the primary instrument of the Joint Programme to provide capacity for Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams to support national partners in dialogue and national or local mediation processes, the establishment and operationalization of national infrastructures, and mechanisms for peace; and other initiatives aimed at sustaining peace.

In an effort to ensure that PDAs are better equipped and empowered to deliver on their mandates, the Joint Programme has established in a number of contexts small ‘Peace and Development teams’ where a national Peace and Development Analyst provides reinforced capacity to the PDA’s engagement in support of the RCOs (Resident Coordinators Office) and UNCT (UN Country Teams) in the area of conflict prevention and sustaining peace. There current cadre includes 120 Peace and Development Advisors deployed globally, including 40 national positions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the PDA, the main duties and responsibilities of the PDO will include:

Assisting on research, information-gathering, and support analysis with a specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding and conflict prevention.  
  • Gather and process data and information relevant to the UN’s role and activities in Sudan and the sub-region as relevant, with a specific focus on supporting and promoting conflict transformation, peacebuilding, social cohesion, conflict prevention, and sustainable development.
  • Support the PDA in undertaking political, political economy, and/or conflict analysis, monitoring the situation in the country, and reporting of issues related to peace and security, including through analysis of local sources.
  • Carry out and coordinate research on particular issues and thematic areas, in particular local level conflict analysis.
Identify programming entry-points and support inclusive and conflict-sensitive approaches in efforts to build national capacities for conflict prevention, particularly with regard to civil society, women, and youth.
  • Assist the PDA in identifying areas of programmatic engagement with national stakeholders related to social cohesion, dialogue, conflict prevention, and consensus-building; and contribute to the development of conflict-sensitive approaches.
  • Under the guidance of the PDA, support the exploration of entry points with key national counterparts including the Government and civil society.
  • Advise on mainstreaming conflict-sensitive approaches, including the provision of training UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict prevention, and/or conflict-sensitive development.

Provide technical support for coordination, partnerships, Monitoring, and Evaluation.

  • Support the external coordination of existing partnerships between stakeholders (government, civil society, private sector, and the international community, including the UN system).
  • In close collaboration with the PDA and the Joint Programme Secretariat, support monitoring and evaluation function, including collecting, processing, and analyzing data in the framework of peace and development teamwork workplan.
  • Perform an array of duties that support UN coordination and effective Peace and Development Team programme implementation. These may include assisting in organizing meetings and consultations, organizing and implementing consultation processes with national and international partners.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: N/A

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Required Skills and Experience for Peace & Development Officer Internship

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in political science, conflict resolution, peace studies, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences. OR
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the above-mentionned fields combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree,
  • Minimum of 2 years (with Master`s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral, or civil society organization is required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in project/programme development, management is required
  • Extensive experience in analysis, research and sound drafting skills is desired.
  • Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming is desired.
  • In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in Port Sudan, Sudan, including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives. And awareness and familiarity of key actors and stakeholders across the political, economic, and development spheres alongside knowledge of government, civil society, and other non-state actors is desired.


  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
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
Deadline10 April,2024



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