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Human Resources Reporting Intern (unpaid)

Copenhagen (Denmark)


UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. In 2017, UNDP is continuing to work to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years.

The UNDP JPOSC is an end-to-end human resources service centre. Among other activities, it administers the Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator (SARC) and Specialist Development (SDP) Programmes whose overall goal is to provide young professionals the opportunity to gain experience in the field of international development cooperation, and as such to build capacities for the global development sector, while providing UNDP and other UN organizations with young talent with promising professional development.

Under the authority of the JPOSC Manager and the supervision of the above-mentioned staff member, the intern will contribute to the development and the maintenance of client-oriented services, and ensure that the JPOSC follows a model of excellence.

Training Components and Learning Elements:

  • As a full member of the JPOSC team, the intern will:
  • Participate in in-house training opportunities as applicable
  • Participate in dedicated trainings and UNDP online learning tools
  • Strengthen his/her effective communication skills
  • Participate in working groups           

Personal and Professional perks of being an intern at UNDP

  • You will grow your network of professional contacts
  • You will be able to tell the next hiring manager, “Yes I can handle that. I did it in my internship.”
  • Your confidence in professional environments will improve
  • It is a low-commitment way to test out a job and career path
  • Learn the structure, mechanisms, policies and practice areas of UNDP

Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources Reporting  (50%)

1. Assist in analysing and compiling the results of the yearly satisfaction surveys targeting JPOSC clients:

  • Review and update the survey questionnaires
  • Compile and analyse survey results
  • Prepare various presentations on survey results

2. Assist in reviewing and digitalizing the following questionnaires:

  • Yearly contract renewal questionnaires
  • JPO predeparture briefings evaluations
  • JPO/SARC exit surveys

3. Other related activities, as applicable

Support and enhancement of the JPOSC Recruitment Activities (20%)

  • Support of the JPOSC recruitment activities (interview report writing, candidate reference checking, other related support to recruitment as applicable)
  • Support of the social media strategy when advertising/recruiting positions managed by the JPO Service Centre

Support and enhacement of the JPOSC Mentoring and Buddy Programmes (20%)

  • Support the management of the Programmes (communication on social platforms & liaising with potential mentees and mentors, etc.)
  • Support the evaluation of the Programmes with mentors and mentees

Support the integration of the JPO/SARC entitlements in the JPOSC finance activities (10%)

  • Under the supervision of the JPOSC Finance Analyst, preparation of financial analysis, overviews and/or reports


  • Demonstrating and/or safeguarding ethics and integrity;  
  • Demonstrating corporate knowledge and sound judgment; 
  • Self-development, initiative-taking; 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work; 
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively; 
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Ability to draft and write reports;
  • Communication skills;
  • Computer literacy; 
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience


Interns may be accepted if the following conditions are met:

  • Applicants must meet the following minimum educational requirements: a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) OR; b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) OR; c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • Preferred field of studies: Social or Political Science, Economics, Business Administration, Human Resources and Communication.
  • Prior experience in reporting is an asset.

IT skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Pack.
  • Knowledge of database management software is an asset

Language skills:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Good working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an asset

More information on the JPO Service Centre and eligibility criteria for Interns can be found at

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-23

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