UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership, partnerships, institutional capacity and resilience to support development outcomes. 

The United Nations Development Program is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, other ethnic or religious minorities, people living with HIV, and refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work for UNDP are particularly encouraged to apply. 

UNDP recruits staff through international or local recruitment. It applies several types of contracts depending on criteria such as the legal basis and the duration of the services. Standard types of contracts are: 

Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) – National and International 

Temporary Appointment (TA) – Citizens and Foreigners 

Service Contracts (SC) - Citizens Only 

Individual contracts (IC) – national and international 

Fixed Term Appointments (FTAs) 

Free trade agreements are concluded for employees contracted under the Staff Rules. The salary scale for national staff is based on the best local conditions. The salary scale for international staff is based on the best comparable government service. 

Temporary appointments (TA) for employees are made in accordance with the TA Guidelines. The maximum contract period is 364 days. National staff salary scales are based on local best practices; The salary scale for international staff is based on the best comparable government service.

Service contracts (SC) are for personnel subject to clear terms and conditions of service. The contract must be valid for more than 6 months. Salaries vary based on local market conditions for specific positions. An individual contract (IC) is a legal instrument used to purchase the services of an individual to perform freelance tasks in connection with clear and quantifiable deliverables listed in the contract and tied to payment. The goal of an individual contractor is solely to provide services based on deadlines and results. Services may be intellectual in nature (consultant required) or support services (contractor required). The principle for setting remuneration is the nature of the task, the complexity, difficulty and volume of the work performed, as well as the degree of skill required to perform it.

Are you interested in the world development and want to gain practical experience in addition to your studies? Internships with UNDP are an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain first-hand insight into the UNDP's work.

Opportunities are available in a variety of areas and every effort is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization. Visit our current vacancies and learn more about development internship opportunities!