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System Development Intern

United States

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Job Description

United States
  • Country: USA
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Second University degree
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Gender: Both

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • To support the PIMS+ system development & maintenance
  • To support the data quality assurance, especially the external data source from corporate systems, incl. Quantum, Corporate data warehouse
  • To assist addressing the hot fix request from PIMS+ users, by supporting the (senior) system programmer

To support the PIMS+ system development & maintenance

The Intern will support to the PIMS+ team in system development that include:

  • Provide Milestones/timelines related development to support VF (and additional fund as necessary) operations and analysis.
  • Assist new PIMS+ module development/improvement, as requested by Business Owner, and closely cooperate with them from the design to validation and maintenance.
  • Support the PIMS system documentation.

To support the data quality assurance, especially the external data source from corporate systems, incl. Quantum, Corporate data warehouse  

The Intern will support the integration of corporate portfolio management system that includes:

  • Support monitoring and validating the data accuracy between Quantum (Corporate ERP) and PIMS+ (VF oversight support system), and report to the senior programmer data if any issue
  • Support the finance data analysis and development.

To assist addressing the hot fix request from PIMS+ users, by supporting the system programmer 

The Intern will support addressing the PIMS+ users’ feedback and tracking system issues, includes:

  • Investigate and resolve reported user experience issues.
  • User interface enhancements and maintenance



Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies 

Thematic Area Name Definition
Digital & Innovation Programming, Web and App


Ability to build websites, platforms and apps that are

effective and intuitive to use.

Information Management &


IT Customer Support Ability to support customers on IT related issues and

generate and contribute to continuous improvement

processes to deliver a great user experience.

Information Management &


Network, Communication and

Infrastructure Management

Ability to develop/integrate/operate/manage IT

network, communications, Cloud or on-premise

infrastructure, and new technologies like IoT.

Information Management &


IT Service Delivery & Operations Ability to deliver the IT products and services to

customers at the right level of Quality and Costs, taking into account user experience.

Information Management &


IT Research and Development Regular following new technologies and technical

trends, research the technologies that are applicable

and beneficial to the organization and develop the


Business Management Communication Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and  unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
Business Management Customer Satisfaction/Client Management Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for the ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests.

Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.



Required Skills and Experience


Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in fields such as computer sciences, web resources development, web design, programming or other closely related field;
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in fields such as computer sciences, web resources development, web design, programming or other closely related field;
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above), and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


  • Relevant work/voluntary/internship experience in working experience in development of robust Web 2.0 information systems (projects of large scale – database model larger than 200 relational entities, complex role based access control preferred);
  • Knowledge of/familiarity with full stack development (frontend design, backend development, SQL, Linux administration) and in software analysis and design, including knowledge of analytical methodologies and approaches such as Use-Case analysis and use of UML. Hands on experience preferred;
  • Excellent knowledge of design and implementation of applications on relational database level – excellent knowledge of SQL;
  • Knowledge of, and/or prior experience within, the UN system is considered an advantage.

Language requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language are required;
  • Knowledge of French is considered an asset.


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