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Human Resources Intern


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: Closed
Job categories Human Resources
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5523/25595
Department/office AR, EAPMCO, Thailand MCO
Duty station Bangkok, Thailand
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 6 months with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance
Application period 06-Mar-2023 to 20-Mar-2023
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions
  1. Support to HR Data Analytics
  2. Support to Talent Acquisition and Administration

  3. Support to HR initiatives 

  4. Knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, who provides general guidance and remote supervision, the HR Intern is responsible for the following: 

1. Support to HR Data Analytics

  • Provide support in the collation, verification, and analysis of various HR key performance indicator data.

  • Maintain and improve quality of data for EAPMCO HR dashboard.

  • Assist in the design and analysis of various HR surveys.

  • Conduct research and provide support in the development of various HR tools to be used within and outside the team

2. Support to Talent Acquisition and Administration

  • Assist in recruitment processes ensuring best practices are used for effective and efficient talent acquisition in line with UNOPS policy.  

  • Support the completion of recruitment processes including offers and rejections, and updating recruitment on-line information system in line with UNOPS policy.  

  • Undertakes reference checking, elements of  longlisting, and organization of testing and interviews; fee calculation, minutes of general-service recruitments. 

  • Finalizes selection and other process approvals.

  • Inform and advise UNOPS personnel, consultants, partners and project personnel on routine aspects and elements of their conditions of service and entitlements according to their contract modality, expediting actions to facilitate their efficient, timely, and client-focused onboarding.

  • Research precedents and present recommendations to the supervisor, taking into account institutionalized exceptions. Undertake research on a range of HR related issues and assist in the preparation of notes/reports.

  • Maintain monitoring systems, advising the supervisor on the status of pending requests and approaching deadlines. 

  • Answer questions and follow-up with personnel and management to ensure completion of absences requests, performance management cycle, and other HR processes etc. in electronic information systems. 

  • Liaise with relevant HQ and UN system units to exchange information and follow up on pending issues.

  • Set up and maintain reference files/records. 

  • Follow up or process payroll verification.

  • Monitor status of HR actions to facilitate timely action by supervisor and line management, including on transactions initiated, expiring appointments/contracts, and pending separation actions. 

  • Manage record maintenance; including personnel file systems as well as provision of related statistical summaries and tracking movements of UNOPS personnel within the relevant business unit/s. 

3. Support to EAPMCO HR initiatives , focusing on achievement 

  • Research on various HR topics (talent attraction/outreach, best practices in recruitment, outreach strategies, personnel development, benefits etc.)

  • Provide support in improving  of existing HR processes

  • Contribute  to various HR initiatives 

4. Knowledge building and knowledge sharing and contribution to product/process efficiency

  • Support the identification and documentation of best practices and lessons learnt, including coordination and organization wide implementation of knowledge sharing and documentation methodologies

  • Contributions to knowledge management projects

  • Provide suggestions for process improvements

  • Support process efficiency initiatives

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in, or have recently completed (within 3 years prior to the application date of the internship) a Bachelor/Master’s/Ph.D. Degree in a relevant area in Human Resources Management, Psychology or related field.

  • Professional qualification proven to be equivalent to university degree shall be considered.

  • Completion of an Advanced University Degree in the relevant areas is a strong asset.


  • At least one year of experience in the field of human resources management in a reputable organization is preferred.
  • Experience in the usage of computers, database management, and Google Suite/Workspace is an asset.
  • Experience in designing HR tools is an asset. 
  • Experience in handling web-based systems is desirable.
  • Experience with data management and data analysis would be a strong asset.
  • Experience in preparing reports is an asset. 
  • Experience in launching surveys within and outside organization is desirable.


  • Working knowledge of  English is required.

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