Young Professional Programme Analyst: National Registration and Identification (National ID)

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


The UNDP Young Professional Programme (YPP) is designed for highly qualified and motivated young Malawian professionals recently graduated from Masters programmes or in some cases, from bachelor’s degree programmes. The programme provides an opportunity to start a development career through “on the job’ professional development that can be based on learning from UNDP’s programmes, policies and operations. Training and learning will be part of the day to day activities under the UNDP Young Professional Programme.

Candidates for the UNDP YPP will be selected on a highly competitive basis. The key qualifications required for consideration will include: a) be under 30 years of age; and b) have an academic qualification, as outlined in the Terms of Reference, completed not more than 2 years ago.

The candidates will be offered a Service Contract for a maximum 2 years, renewable each year. They will receive an “all-inclusive package ” to cover living and travel costs. It is estimated that a total of 10 professionals will be recruited in 2018. Estimated start date would be 1st August 2019.

There is no guarantee for a further employment with UNDP after the assignment but the UNDP Malawi YPP program has an excellent reputation among development agencies and government institutions in the country. However, upon completion of the contract, it is expected that the incumbent would have acquired sufficient knowledge, skills and professional competences to pursue a rewarding career in any reputable international organization on a full-time contract basis.

Important to note:

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, women and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Please be informed that only the successful candidates will be contacted.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Young Professional (YP) will be given an opportunity to participate in project activities and to be part of the substantive work of the project. Specifically;

  • The YP will assist in the preparation of technical and steering committees,
  • Take notes and keep a record on the follow up of decisions taken;
  • S/he will facilitate contracts and agreements required for implementation of the Project – submitting requests with clear requirements;
  • S/he will ensure coordination of programme implementation with executing agencies;
  • Articulation of performance indicators, targets and milestones in relevant project reports such as quarterly, annual and donor reports;
  • Support financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions;
  • Support project monitoring activities when requested by the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA); and complete other work that may be allocated by the CTA.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, in English
  • Commitment to the values of the United Nations
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Creativity and innovative approach to work
  • Strong multicultural skills
  • Knowledge of computer systems and word packages

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Business Administration, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or related field.

Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Received undergraduate or Master certificate with distinction or credit OR
  • Held a leadership role while at University OR
  • Received overseas scholarship to undertake studies (such as Fulbright, Chevening, ODA etc)

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