Programme Associate, Governance and Rule of Law (Swiss Youth Programme - UNYV)

Muyinga, Ngozi, Gitega, Burundi

Siège Burundi, Bujumbura, Bujumbura

Secteur: Services sociaux et pour la communauté/Associations à but non lucratif

Poste: Autre

Date: 04/08/2023



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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is one of the main development organisations that contributes to poverty eradication and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and to build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP Burundi is developing its new Cooperation Programme to start in 2024, and Governance is one of the pillars of this new four-year document. Four focus areas were defined for the Governance pillar:

i) Accountability and anti-corruption

ii) Access to Justice, rule of law, Human Rights, social cohesion, and civic participation

iii) Strategic planning and structural transformation and diversification of the economy for SDGs acceleration

iv) Local governance and access to quality basic services

As Programme Associate, Governance and Rule of Law you support UNDP as follows:

Support the resource and partners mobilization initiatives:

Collect information on potential donors' programs for the Governance sector;

Propose concept notes for specific donors and collaboration strategies with some partners;

Provide technical support during the startup and implementation phases of the projects/portfolios of the sector of peace and reconciliation, Civic participation:

Propose ToRs for the designed positions and other startup actions;

Keep the record on monitoring and quality assurance actions and support project programme and project managers on these actions;

If required by the UNDP management and the Supervisor, accomplish any other role related to the competences:

Contribute to the Country Office for Gender Equality and effort for a zero-harassment environment;


Part of the Talent programme "Swiss Youth at the United Nations", this position is sponsored by the Peace and Human Rights Division (PHRD). The programme ensures that travel, relocation, life and health insurance costs are covered, and a monthly living allowance is paid. Find more information in the UNV "Unified Conditions of Service" and the UNV "Entitlement calculator".

Please find the full job description here: 


Taux d'occupation: Temps plein = 100%

Type de contrat: Freelance

Niveau de formation: Master

Permis de conduire: B


For the programme:

Swiss nationality;

Master's degree;

Ideally 12 months of relevant professional experience (min. 3 months - max. 24 months);

Max. 28 years old at the date of application;

Excellent command of English and 2 official Swiss languages (one active = C1/C2, one passive = A2/B1);

Proven interest in joining the international cooperation sector. 

For this position:

Master's degree in Law, Public Administration, Political/Social Sciences, or any relevant domain for the sector of Governance;

Demonstrated interest and/or experience (ideally one year) in the sector of Governance, ideally with a specific focus on the sub sectors of peace and reconciliation and civic participation;

Fluent in English and French;

Driving license.

Please find more details in the full job description.

We value diversity and different perspectives and encourage applications from qualified individuals of all genders, gender identities and from people with different backgrounds, including sexual orientation, disability, cultural or religious background. We value an inclusive working environment that promotes equal opportunities and a non-discriminatory culture.

Important details regarding your application

Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date:

Motivation letter in English (not more than 3500 characters, to be inserted in the pop-up window when you click on 'apply')

CV in English incl the exact length and the % of your employments

Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section "documents"

Copy of your driving license

Find useful tips and resources related to UN applications on the cinfo website and read this article. 

Application deadline: 29 August 2023

First round of interviews carried out by cinfo: between 18 and 27 September 2023

The final selection is done by the host organisation based on cinfo's recommendation. Selected candidates will be informed by mid-December 2023.

Any questions? Contact Saskia Zaugg and Sandrina Grangier, cinfo's Recruitment Specialists,

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