Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship in the Human Resources Section, Santiago will last 3 to 6 months, depending
on the needs of the Office. Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an
The intern will be under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Human Resources Section.
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional
Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing
to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring
and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training
to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and
coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and the needs of the Human
Resources Section during the period of internship.
Duties may include:
• Prepare automated data reporting templates, dashboards, graphs and charts for the Senior
Leadership Support Team based on master databases.
• Collaborate with other teams to connect data points and support deeper/multi-angle analysis.
• Develop data modelling and analytics, and data visualization products for the Senior
Leadership Support Team.
• Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases systems.
• Assist in processing, cleansing, and maintaining the integrity of data.
• Locate and define new process improvement opportunities.
• Contribute to communication products requiring data analytics/visualization.
• Develop ad-hoc data/report requests.
• Perform any other relevant duties assigned.
• Professionalism: Ability to present data and data analysis in an easily comprehensible way
to a range of people; Ability to detect irregularities in databases, extract trends from raw data
and look at the data in innovative ways; Ability to draw data from multiple sources and
consolidate it for our analysis; Ability to work comfortably with raw data, analyze data
effectively, interpret analytical results and communicate insights to both technical and nontechnical
audiences; Creative, highly organized, and keen eyes for detail; Ability to work in a
diverse environment with staff from different backgrounds and levels of seniority; Shows
pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of
subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines
and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows
persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful
situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates
appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for
contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time
• Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability
and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to
appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following
conditions must be met:
- Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have
completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree
programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent).
- For this internship, studies in the areas of computer science, math, statistics, data analytics
or related fields is desirable.
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.
Experience using Word, Excel, and Powerpoint is desirable.
Experience with Data Visualization tools like Power BI or Tableau is desirable.
Experience in quantitative research is desirable.
Experience dealing with confidential, sensitive information/case with discretion and tact is desirable.
Experience in graphic design is desirable.
Experience with data analysis in the context of human resources administration is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship advanced level in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another UN official language would be an asset.
NOTE: ''Advanced level'' equals a rating of ''fluent'' in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and ''knowledge of'' equals a rating of ''confident'' in two of the four areas.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.Special Notice
Interns are expected to work on a full-time basis (work five days per week; 35 hours) in the Division/Section to which they are assigned, but they may undertake flexible working arrangements, subject to certain conditions.
The internship is UNPAID. All costs of travel and accommodation, including living expenses, must be covered by the intern or any relevant sponsoring institution.
Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above for a period of six months following the end of their internship.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:
- Degree programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied ?)
- Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- List your top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match his/her suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this instruction, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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