Intern - Project Management Support

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5003/27312
Department/office GPO, NYPO, SDC, Grant Management Services
Duty station Kyiv (with visits to SGP targeted landscapes), Ukraine
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 06 (six) months
Application period 12-Jan-2024 to 26-Jan-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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UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  

New York Service Cluster (NYSC) supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.

The Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. It was formed by combining the following portfolios: Grants Management Services (GMS), UN Technology Support Services (UNTSS), Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio (DSIP). It provides Services to partners' programmes that are designed, structured, and managed with a global perspective and primarily serving partners that are headquartered in New York.  The SDC has a footprint of approximately 125 countries.

The seventh Operational Phase (OP7) of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Ukraine aims to build upon the long-standing achievements of SGP in the country, specifically involving strengthening civil society organizations and improving socioeconomic conditions for local communities through implementation of participatory conservation, restoration, and sustainable livelihood interventions. 

Expanding upon the integrated approaches initiated during the Seventh Operational Phase in the target landscapes, the OP8 Country Programme Strategy aims to achieve broader impacts at scale and ensure sustainability of results achieved. The GEF Small Grants Programme in Ukraine operates in a challenging war environment, where urgent environmental needs and significant challenges such as pollution, habitat destruction, and resource depletion must be addressed. In this context, the program can play a crucial role in addressing these pressing needs through the implementation of projects focused on early green recovery, environmental conservation, restoration, and sustainable development. By investing in environmental initiatives, the GEF Small Grants Programme can help communities rebuild their infrastructure, restore natural resources, and create sustainable livelihoods. Furthermore, the GEF Small Grants Programme in Ukraine can serve as a platform for international cooperation and support. By collaborating with international organizations, donors, and partners, the program can leverage additional resources, expertise, and technical assistance to address the complex environmental challenges arising from the war. This collaboration can help mobilize financial resources, access knowledge and best practices, and promote the exchange of experiences and lessons learned from similar contexts around the world. The GEF Small Grants Programme in Ukraine has a crucial role to play in addressing urgent environmental needs and challenges in a war environment. By implementing projects focused on early green recovery, environmental conservation, restoration, and sustainable development, the program can contribute to rebuilding infrastructure, restoring natural resources, creating sustainable livelihoods, fostering peacebuilding efforts, and accessing international cooperation and support. Through these efforts, the program can contribute to the long-term stability, resilience, and environmental sustainability of the affected communities in Ukraine.

Introducing a new initiative on youth and climate change within the GEF Small Grants Programme in Ukraine will harness the energy and passion of young people, raise awareness, empower young leaders, foster innovative solutions, promote intergenerational collaboration, and provide global recognition and networking opportunities. By actively involving youth in climate action, the program will contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future for Ukraine in the face of climate change.

The durability of the results achieved will be ensured through implementation of integrated landscape approaches, supported by multi-stakeholder governance platforms that foster enabling partnerships among civil society organizations, national and local government entities, private sector enterprises, and academic research institutions.

The incumbent of this position will be personnels of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

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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.

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