Internship (Commmunications Intern / Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Intern), Multiple positions

Job categories Administration, Communications, Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5007/27979
Department/office GPO, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 6 to 12 months
Application period 18-Apr-2024 to 02-May-2024

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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 General Background 

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF) is a project of UNOPS. 

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development. UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources. 

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF)

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF) is a UN fund dedicated to achieving universal access to sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health through market-based approaches. Establishing a global footprint, SHF works with Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) to build robust sanitation economies and the menstrual hygiene marketplace through catalytic financing.  A part of UNOPS, detailed information about the SHF, our strategy and operational policies can be found at

SHF aims to be  transformative and approaches   sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health as an ecosystem where people, including the most marginalised, have access to not only toilets, handwashing facilities and menstrual products but also the goods and services needed to safely use, dispose, treat and reuse waste along the entire value chain, we can ensure the health and well-being of people, economies and the planet. 

  • Role of the Communications Intern 

The Communications Intern will join the growing Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Team to support SHF in its exciting journey as a growing UN Global Fund dedicated to sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health. This role will involve supporting the creation and publication of various external relations assets, including external publications, brochures, slide decks, website and social media content. The Communications Intern will also support the global positioning of the Fund by supporting participation in various global events.

  • Role of the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Intern

The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Intern will support the development and implementation of tailored donor engagement strategies with strategic bilateral and multilateral partners. The Intern will also contribute to strengthening engagement with private foundations and other non-traditional donors. Finally, the intern will play a key role in supporting the organization of the first replenishment event for SHF, planned for 2025, as well as other high level meetings paving the way to this key moment.

Under the overall  supervision of the Head of Resource Mobilization and Par...

Education: The applicant must be enrolled in a university programme, such as a ...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: Internship Contract level: Intern Contract duration: 6 to 12 Mont...

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applic...
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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

We understand the importance of balancing professional and personal demands and offer several flexible working options.

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