UNICEF is seeking a Human Resources Intern – Abidjan.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, [a young champion in Human Resources]
Working with UNICEF to assist the children of the world, the intern will obtain the following experience from this Internship:
- Staffing operations at the world’s leading organization for Children;
- Familiarization and understanding of UNICEF’s procedures, rules and regulations in Human Resources Management.
The internship is a unique opportunity to supplement an academic experience with a robust and fulfilling professional experience relevant to his/her degree programme and will serve as a great introduction to the UN system
How can you make a difference?
- Collect and analyze Human Resources data
- Assist the team in maintaining operational staffing matrixes, provide substantive and organizational support, and draft communications on behalf of the HR Specialist
- Support the team by tracking completion rates of mandatory, groups and individual trainings
- Support the team in compiling and providing year-end data to the Regional Office
- Support the Section with any additional tasks as required
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- To be enrolled in a programme at the Masters level, preferably in Human Resources, Communication or Business or Public Administration
- To be fluency in fluent and working knowledge of English is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are
- Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize concepts and materialize and communicate these clearly and concisely.
- Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent understanding and knowledge of software including but not limited to, Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Understanding of statistics and management of large quantities of data.
- Research and report writing skills, desirable.
- Managing resources – Organizes and manages information to achieve defined goals and optimum results.
- Communication – Effectively presents thoughts and ideas, including complex technical concepts, in a clear, concise and readily understood manner – both verbally and in writing. Listens to and acknowledges others’ perspectives and views.
- Flexibility – Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances.
- Good interpersonal skills – able to work well in a team environment.
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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 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- Opening Date Mon Nov 26 2018 09:00:00 GMT+0000 (Greenwich Mean Time) Greenwich Standard Time
- Closing Date Fri Dec 07 2018 23:55:00 GMT+0000 (Greenwich Mean Time)