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Data Analysis Internship / Home-based


  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Remote | Budapest
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date:

Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)

H (no hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate Type

Internship International

Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

November 28, 2022

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Background information/Organizational Context

The Office of the UNHCR was established on 14 December 1950 by the UN General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country (
The Global Learning and Development Centre (GLDC) is transforming its support to Bureaux, Operations, and the workforce at large. This is an integral part of the Divisions of Human Resources overall Business Transformation. This exciting journey includes shifting activities across GLDC towards more agile, integrated and talent-oriented support – mostly in the flow-of-work.
In this context, GLDC have started a pilot project that aims to support Bureaux based Senior Human Resources Partners with a full-time talent Management Advisor. This role is two-fold. Firstly, provision of support to Bureaux and Operations in terms of talent acquisition, talent retention, talent development and career development. Secondly, to identify and co-create integrated solutions to Bureaux people management issues drawing on GLDC activities and DHR activities to deliver agile and results focused solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and coordinate with members of the Regional Talent Management Unit with their need for data – in particular as this relates to identification of talent, workforce experience and engagement related issues from onboarding to off-boarding (exit).
• Proactively support HR analytics and provide advice and guidance on next level analysis – drawing data from other sources such as Linkedin and Coursera, among others – to help provide credible analysis of talent related issues.
• Support the development of credible narratives across the HR community linked to data and in support of innovative and data driven solutions.
• Engage with internal and external partners in support of better HR analysis for Bureaux and Operations globally, in particular, work with GLDC’s HR Unit in support of HR community building and data/analytics capability development
• Support deep dives into talent data to uncover internal talent trends (e.g., talent movement, succession plans, development experiences, etc.) to drive informed decision making and link this to external work/workforce changes and anticipate/predict how this will impact the talent management approach for the region.
• Administrative support to the Unit including budget tracking, planning, maintenance of file storage and SharePoint site
• Perform analysis of internal talent trends, gaps, and risks to facilitate talent planning to ensure the region acquires, retains, and develops the right people, at the right time, in the right role to match business needs at scale
• Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum qualifications required
• Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of the Organization.
• Interest in the humanitarian cause.
• Computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Excellent English communication skills, both orally and in writing, is essential. Knowledge of French, Spanish or another UN language is an asset.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Meticulous attention to detail.
• Effective in time management.
• Organizational abilities.
• Knowledge of data analysis tools is an asset.

To qualify for an internship with UNHCR, one of the following requirements must be met:

• Be a recent graduate* or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
• Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of the Organization.
• Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme or as an intern is subject to proof of full vaccination, independently of contract type and duration, unless the candidate is based in a location with documented lack of access to COVID-19 vaccines

*Recent graduates are to be considered those persons who completed their studies within one year of applying for an internship with UNHCR.

An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship.


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