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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)is hiring interns in Various fields, including Apply Deadline: March 14, 2024

​​Requisition ID: 3541 
Grade: Intern
Category: Internship
Employment Type: Non-Staff-Regular
Country: Tunisia
Duty Station: Tunis  
Entry Date: As soon as possible
Internship Duration: 3-6 months
Application Deadline: 14-March-2024, 11:59 PM (CEST)

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States.

The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development.

UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Divisions/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

Departmental Context

The Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO), headed by a Managing Director, is responsible for UNIDO’s relations with Member States and all external partners, including through the Policymaking Organs. It plays a central role for interaction and collaboration with traditional and non-traditional donors; oversees the regional bureaus as well as the network of established field offices, liaison offices and Investment and Technology Promotion Offices; and supports the implementation of particularly complex projects, programmes and special assignments, thus also fulfilling an important role in safeguarding their quality and the reputation of the Organization.

The Division of Regional Bureaus and Field Offices (GLO/RFO) coordinates the field representation and interventions of UNIDO in Member States and regions. Within this context, the Division is responsible for determining programmatic priorities for UNIDO’s services and ensuring that UNIDO responds to the specific needs and requirements of Member States and development partners at the country and regional levels. It facilitates, upon guidance of GLO/FLS, the development of regional strategies, country programmes (including Programmes for Country Partnership, PCPs) and monitors their implementation. The Division encompasses all the UNIDO field offices and the five Regional Bureaus: Africa (GLO/RFO/AFR), also hosting the IDDA III Secretariat; Arab Region (GLO/RFO/ARB); Asia and the Pacific (GLO/RFO/ASP); Europe and Central Asia (GLO/RFO/EUR); and Latin American and the Caribbean (GLO/RFO/LAC).

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This internship position is located in the UNIDO Field Office in Tunisia, which promotes the Organization as an effective partner for development, and for this purpose maintain close contact with all local stakeholders at the country level as appropriate, including government institutions and international entities. 

The duration of an internship at UNIDO is between three to six months, is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member, in the division or office that they are assigned to. Interns shall cover all costs associated with their internship, including visa, travel to and from the duty station, insurance, transportation, accommodation and living expenses.


The Intern shall work under the direct supervision of an officer designated by the UNIDO Country Representative of the Field Office Tunisia and shall be engaged as follows:

  1. Exposed to the regular core functions of the Field Office Tunisia and as such shall have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations and engage in on-the-job training in specific actions delegated by the Supervisor.
  1. Engaged in a specific self-contained assignment described below:
  2. Supporting representation, communication, and engagement:
  • Contribute to identifying and assessing local needs and donor priorities.
  • Assist in integrating inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) into the work of the United Nations Development System (UNDS).
  1. Assisting in the delivery of Technical Assistance:
  • Assist in the preparation, appraisal, and implementation of projects and programs.
  • Contribute to UNIDO’s technical cooperation (TC) activities in Tunisia.
  1. Assisting in monitoring and reporting:
  • Assist in preparing and submitting progress reports, business plans, and other reports UNIDO’s County Office.
  1. Research and Analysis:
  • Contribute the research and analysis related to industrial development, inclusive globalization, and environmental sustainability.
  • Contribute to the preparation and updating of country and industry profiles.
  • Support in analyzing the alignment of UNIDO initiatives with national and donor priorities.
  1. Administrative Support:
  • Provide administrative support to the UNIDO Country Representative and the Office staff as needed.
  • Assist in coordinating and organizing events and meetings related to UNIDO’s activities in Tunisia.
  1. Capacity Building:
  • Learn about the organization’s core functions, policies, and procedures.
  1. Documentation and Record-keeping:
  • Assist in maintaining records, documentation, and databases related to UNIDO’s activities in Tunisia.
  • Help in organizing and archiving relevant information and reports.
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the UNIDO Country Office to support programmatic activities.
  1. Collaboration and Networking:
  • Collaborate with colleagues within Tunisia UNIDO Country Office to support programmatic activities.

The Intern will be required to prepare an end-of-internship report, which will be submitted to and cleared by UNIDO Internship Coordination.


Age: Minimum 20 years on the first day of the internship.

Education: Enrolled in a university degree programme; or begin the internship within one year of completing a university degree; or completed a university degree and be sponsored as part of an academic or development programme.

Field of specialization: Economics, business administration, international relations, public administration or other relevant field; specialization in development economics is highly desirable.

Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


Core Values

WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.

WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

Key Competencies

WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: to stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.


  • Become acquainted with the most up-to-date technical, economic and industrial developments in the relevant field of specialization of the GLO/RFO/ARB/TUN. Furthermore, the intern is expected to deepen their knowledge in the fields of new product/services and process design.
  • Gain experience in project design and management, understanding the particulars of implementing development projects in alignment with organizational goals and stakeholder needs.
  • On the job training: participation in every phase of the working process.
  • Gain experience in working effectively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.

UNIDO Interns are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity at all times, both at work and outside. Only candidates who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for internships at UNIDO.

All applications must be submitted through the UNIDO Online Recruitment System.
Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process.
Visit the UNIDO employment website for details on how to apply: www.careers.unido.org


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