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UNDP Regional Portfolio Manager Intern in Senegal

UNDP Regional Portfolio Manager Intern in Senegal

Country: Senegal
City: Dakar
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UNDP Regional Portfolio Manager Intern in Senegal

Reporting to the Manager of the Regional Office (RM), the Regional Portfolio Manager Intern is responsible for the effective management and monitoring of select portfolio countries in the region as defined by the RM. She/he is the technical lead for business development and intelligence, relationship management and volunteer mobilization for portfolio countries under his/her supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Business development and portfolio management for volunteer mobilization and placement

  • Keep abreast of development challenges and priorities in countries under portfolio to identify relevant entry points for UNV’s mobilization of volunteers;
  • Provide strategic guidance on volunteerism in specific focused areas and lead on UNV’s integration into appropriate programming approaches, including technical guidance to countries with and without UNV Field Units in their engagement with UN Agencies and their applicable planning tools (e.g. UNSDCFs, CPDs),
  • Serve as the supervisor to the Online Volunteering (OV) programme associate and in that capacity provide guidance on the design and implementation of the regional OV strategy:
  • Serve as the supervisor to the Programme Associate, UNV.
2. Partnerships building, external relations and coordination
  • In coordination with the New York Office, assist the Manager of the Regional Office in building partnerships with UN organizations including peace keeping mission offices, regional entities and field based organizations to identify opportunities and promote UNV and volunteer mobilization;
  • Support Programme Analysts, UNV to develop, strengthen and monitor relationships with the UN partners primarily
  • Participate in the development and inclusion of volunteer solutions in crisis response coordination, peacebuilding mechanisms with UN partners and other stakeholders;
  • Plan, negotiate, and monitor partnership and financing agreements and action plans and budgets with existing or new partners;

3. Management and quality assurance, including knowledge and innovation

  • Provide support to the Regional Manager in the establishment in the RO workplan and RO budget especially in the decision making process in case a change of course if required;
  • Supervise assigned country portfolio team, establish workplans and monitor performance, including the portfolio Field Units, as well as the UNV Programme Managers in the UN Missions;
  • Serve as the RO focal point for Volunteer Solutions Section (VSS) and Volunteer Services Centre (VSC) and Information and Communication Technologies Section (ICTS) in ensuring lessons are drawn from the implementation of (new) Conditions of Service and SOPs, (new) Volunteer Management systems and other experiences to make the business model as efficient as possible

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Required Skills and Experience for Regional Portfolio Manager Intern

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, political science, public or business administration, economics or related fields is required, or
  • A first-level university degree (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 7 years (with master’s degree) or 9 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in managing and implementing development programmes at headquarters and/or in the field, of which 3-4 years of experience should be in an international organization, preferably in the UN;
  • Fluency in English and French;
  • Proficiency in another official UN language is an asset.
  • Experience in managing volunteer programmes and/or in a development context involving volunteers is highly desirable;
  • Familiarity with the UN peace-keeping and political missions operating environment is an asset.
  • Openness to embrace Digital Transformation.


  • Fluency in English and French;
  • Proficiency in another official UN language is an asset.
Note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline05 June,2024
City Dakar



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