Human Resource Intern job at United Nations

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Human Resource Intern

The Management Advisory and Compliance Service internship is for 6 months.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

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Responsibilities
1. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
2. Under the Supervision of the Management Advisory and Compliance Service the intern will:
3. Follow up on actions related to the administration of the human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, relocation, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification, reviews, separation, etc., ensuring consistency in the application of regulations and procedures.
4. Perform a wide range of office support and administrative functions.
5. Respond or draft responses to routine correspondence and other communications; use standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports.
6. Assist in generating a variety of standard statistical and other reports, work orders, etc., using various databases.
7. Proofread documents and edits texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards for format.
8. Assist in the maintenance of the Job Description database by scanning and posting onto the database
9. Review, record, distribute and/or process requests and other documents; follow-up on impending actions.
10. Assist in Filing
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies
1. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
2. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
3. Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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Education
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
3. Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
4. Be computer literate in standard software applications.
5. Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
6. Have a demonstrated 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.
7. Preferred area of study:
8. Business Administration or Human Resource.

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Work Experience
1. No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
2. Do you have any experience in MS word, excel and PowerPoint?
3. Describe an ideal HR workplace for you
4. What are your future goals as a HR employee?
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.
Assessment
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

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