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United Nations Office for Project Services




The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) supports activities of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries to address environmental priorities while generating sustainable livelihoods. Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as a corporate programme, SGP is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the GEF partnership and is executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). SGP contributes to the UNDP Nature Pledge by empowering local civil society and community-based organizations, including women, Indigenous Peoples, youth, and other marginalized populations through bottom-up actions.  

This is a position to support a project which UNOPS is implementing for the United Nations Development Programme. The incumbent of this position will be personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility

Functional Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will support following tasks on national coordination, monitoring, knowledge management, reporting and learning under GEF/Small Grants Programme/portfolio:

  • Assist with knowledge management, communications and reporting processes of the GEF/SGP and Nature Pledge activation in Asian and the Pacific region and country offices in relation to local actions
  • Assist with work planning and monitoring of regional and national GEF/SGP programmes
  • Assist with workshops, seminars, and project development sessions for civil society organizations (CSOs) and local communities, and potential applicants and other stakeholders to inform about SGP and its Strategic Initiatives
  • Support the coordination and liaison with government, UNDP Country Offices counterparts and relevant civil society groups to implement the SGP projects
  • Support quality control for programme/project documents and deliverables
  • Assist with research and data analysis for various thematic components under the GEF/SGP portfolio
  • Support on administrative tasks (i.e., procurement, travel) adhering to SGP SOPs procurement rules and regulation; as required for programme implementation

Training Components and Learning Elements     

  • The selected candidate will be exposed towards diverse elements involved in the GEF Small Grant Programme where she/he will have an opportunity to learn on project identification, development, and management, grant making, project financing, administration and logistics and event management.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Currently enrolled in a university programme such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. (or the equivalent) preferably in Environmental Science or related areas or have graduated from such studies within three (3) years prior to the application date of the internship.      
  • Degree preference for International Organization and International Public Policy, Environment, International Development, Public Administration, Communications, or related fields.
  • Experience with other UN agencies is an asset.

Language Skills

  • Excellent writing and fluent verbal communication skills in English is required.
  • Desired experience of other UN languages is an asset.





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