INTERNSHIP - HR Emergencies, New York Headquarters, DHR, Office Based Req # 555439

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
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UNICEF works in some of the worldโ€™s toughest places, to reach the worldโ€™s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.ย 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.ย 

And we never give up.ย 

For every child, hope

This internship will support the HR in Emergencies team in UNICEF New York to carry out data analytics priority activities. The overall objectives of the internship are:

to support UNICEF Division of Human Resources Emergencies team efforts to improve data analysis for emergency countries. to develop a better HR emergency data dashboard that will support a more efficient surge deployment process to gain exposure to how UNICEF HR Emergencies team operate across emergency contexts.

How can you make a difference?ย 

The intern provide operational and technical assistance across a range of areas that will support UNICEF HR Emergencies team work including:

Partner with teams across the Emergency Cone and Regional Office and Country Office, to analyze our HR emergency data, identifying and explaining sources of weakness and strength Perform targeted analyses, diving deep to answer broad questions about specific aspects of the HR in emergencies activities Maintain and update source data and tracking system to feed power BI dashboard Apply the fundamentals of data visualization to build reports that are clear, and compelling Craft and deliver presentations to stakeholders Assist with the quality assurance of source data Maintain user roles and access to dashboards, reports and tracking systems Assist in documenting processes and procedures Provide Ad hoc data support to the Emergency cone team

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveโ€ฆย 

Currently enrolled in an academic degree programme in an undergraduate graduate or graduate school relevant to human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or in a technical field like Math, Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology Basic knowledge data visualization tools such as Qlik Sense, Power BI, Tableau, etc. Have basic knowledge and/or experience in the field of sourcing, talent acquisition, outreach, recruitment marketing, Boolean search, digital marketing strategies and/or people analytics Have a specific interest in and knowledge of large volumes of data and testing data flow across multiple systems Possess excellent English proficiency. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset Have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Benefits to Intern:

The objective of the internship is to give the intern a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. The intern will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals, the intern will be able to participate in meetings, contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of UNICEF, especially in the humanitarian context. Initially the intern will take on the amount of responsibility the intern can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is theirs to develop.


13 to a maximum duration of 26 weeks


In accordance to UNICEFโ€™s guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend of US $1,700 per month. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.


UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internโ€™s service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start the internship with the Health Section.

Living Conditions and Working Environment:

This internship is office based in UNICEFโ€™s Headquarters office in New York.

The intern will work with the UNICEF HR Emergencies team and report to the supervisor of this internship. The intern is not expected to travel during the assignment. The intern will be expected to participate in section meetings, as well as other UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a regular basis.

For every Child, you demonstrate...ย 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).ย 

To view our competency framework, please visit here.ย 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for personnel with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.ย 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.ย 

ย Remarks:ย ย 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.ย 

Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to selected candidates who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.ย 

This vacancy is archived.

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