A World of Development Experience
As the UN's global development network, UNDP is at the forefront of today's development dialogue in championing the poor and disadvantaged. Our focus is on providing developing countries with knowledge-based consulting services and building national, regional and global coalitions for change. With a strong history of inclusion and consensus-building, UNDP has earned the trust and partnership of leaders across the developing world.We are now hiring a new generation of expert practitioners who want to contribute to those partnerships by offering strategic approaches to long-standing problems. We seek individuals who can communicate advice and new ideas across cultures and all strata of society.We have a wide range of international opportunities at various levels; competitive salaries offered commensurate with experience.
UNDP actively supports the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. UNDP offers employment opportunity to individuals who has strong desire to contribute to sustainable human development. The contractual modalities of the employment can differ depending on the specifics of vacant post.The main differences between contract types are:
Fixed-term Contract is issued for staff hired for the country office posts.
Temporary Appointment is a contract modality used under limited circumstances as follows: to appoint staff for seasonal or peak workloads and specific short-term requirements for less than one year with an expiration date specified in the letter of appointment; or to replace a staff member for a limited period ( maternity leave, SLWOP, etc.) provide the replacement is less than one year.
Service Contract is intended for engaging individuals for non-core support services in the office that would normally be outsourced to a company and for contracting development project personnel. The duration of the contract must be more than 6 months.UNDP does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, visa or other fee).
UNDP is currently aware of fictitious vacancy announcements that are being circulated through email messages and different web site. The purpose of such fraudulent activity is to deceive an individual and convince him/her to send a “registration/visa/booking/other fee” prior to “hiring”. UNDP does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, visa or other fee).
Since logos, emblems, forms, names and addresses are publicly available and can be easily copied or reproduced, applicants are strongly advised to take particular care in applying for vacancies, including undertaking all appropriate measures to protect against such advanced fee frauds. If you believe that you became a victim of such fraud, you may wish to report it to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
UNDP provides opportunities for a small group of outstanding university students to undertake an internship at the UNDP office in Mongolia. The objective of the Internship Programme is to provide UNDP Mongolia with assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields. The Internship Programme provides a compact understanding of UNDP' s development policies, thematic priorities, and technical cooperation activities. Internships are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complement other international studies.
UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:
- 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.
- written and spoken proficiency in English and Mongolian;
- computer literate in standard software applications;
- demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
- demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
- A person who is the child or sibling of an UNDP staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at UNDP. An applicant who bears any other family relationship with a UNDP staff member may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member.
UNDP Mongolia does not provide financial support to interns. The costs associated with the internship must be borne by any sponsoring institutions or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and will have to make his/her own arrangements for accommodation, travel, etc.
Health and medical insurance
UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants for internship must therefore carry adequate and regular medical insurance. Proof of medical coverage/visa must be provided before the internship starts.
Further career opportunities
The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP Mongolia but, as mentioned, to complement a student’s studies. Interns wishing to be considered for employment with the UNDP Mongolia, even if otherwise fully qualified, are not eligible for consideration for employment during their internship.