United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development Goals Internship 2018


United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development Goals Internship 2018 – The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were received in September 2015 in New York, as the successor to the incomplete business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The imaginative thought of objective situated arranging spearheaded, by the UNDP Millennium Project amid the execution of the MDGs, picked up footing in Nigeria when MDGs needs evaluation and costing was utilized by Nigeria as a reason for a ten-year improvement procedure (2006-2015). Crosswise over Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as well, SDGs-based arranging has turned into a noteworthy board in the quest for star poor approach activities in the battle against neediness. Dissimilar to the MDGs, the coordinated concentration of the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs require a coordinated approach consolidating the cross-sectoral linkages of arrangements, exchange offs and strategy cooperative energies. This is confirm in the quantity of SSA nations, including Nigeria, Malawi, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire that are as of now embraced coordinated SDG approach outline as a reason for scaling up open interests in social and physical framework towards accomplishing the Agenda 2030.

While the SDGs are not legitimately official, governments are relied upon to take possession and build up national structures for the accomplishment of the 17 Goals. Nations have the essential obligation regarding development and audit of the advance made in executing the Goals, which will require quality, open and convenient information accumulation. Provincial development and survey will be founded on national-level investigations and add to development and audit at the worldwide level.

To this end, Inclusive Growth Unit is lead contract an assistant to help SDGs usage and observing. The understudy will bolster the State and Federal governments to plan systems for SDG usage and information accumulation to guarantee that SDGs is accomplished by 2030 at both state and national level.


Programme: Sustainable Development Goals Internship

Location : Abuja, NIGERIA
Application Deadline : 30-Nov-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 10d 0h 16m
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support State and Federal governments in SDG data collection
  • Support in monitoring and evaluation of set target and achievements at both national and state level.
  • Analyze data and information that will inform State and Federal government (policy makers) of the drivers and bottlenecks to sustainable development in the State and Federal level
  • Support to develop long term plan for SDG implementation
  • Support in organizing Multi-stakeholder consultative forums
  • In close collaboration with States and Federal government, setting of nationally-relevant targets.
  • Document best practices in SDG implementation at local level.
  • Support policy formulation for best planning at both State and Federal level.
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work


  • Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction


  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform


  • Ability to get things done


Data Collection and Analysis

  • Ability to collect both primary and secondary data and analyse the data.

Knowledge Management

  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
Required Skills and Experience

  • First Degree in Economics or Social Sciences. Must have been enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).


  • Knowledge of sustainable development issues at both national and sub-national government
  • Has ability to collect time series SDGs data, as well as legal and regulatory texts and policies of the relevant SDGs indicators.
  • Should be familiar with statistical tools developed for analysis
  • Should be familiar with Nigerian socio-economic situation
  • Should possess excellent qualitative and quantitative skills.

Language Requirements:

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  •  Knowledge of at least one Nigerian language


  • Computer literacy skills


Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
    Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies; Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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