Human Resources Intern
Istanbul | Ankara
UNDP’s Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is an advisory hub for the Europe and CIS region tasked with the responsibility to provide policy and programmatic support to UNDP´s development activities in the region. Throughout UNDP´s focus areas, it works towards increasing the impact of UNDP´s activities in the region by assisting Country Offices in development of country-level initiatives through advisory services and technical support and by implementing regional-level projects in partnership with a wide range of partners supported to a global network of expertise. Under the leadership of the Hub Manager, the IRH employs a multi-disciplinary team of specialists and advisors, project managers, operations and programme support staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of this internship is to provide an opportunity for graduate level degree students, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work, and they can get familiar with administrative and operational processes. Selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Assisting with the intern recruitment processes within the hub;
- Assisting newcomers and arranging introductory meetings;
- Assisting in the maintenance of proper filing system for HR records and documents;
- Assisting with the administrative HR tasks;
- Other tasks of similar nature upon request.
Intern will obtain practical experience in human resources, administrative procedures, programme support and work in international organization.
- Good planning, coordination skills,
- Ability to work under pressure,
- Attention to critical details
- Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
- Strong client orientation
- Good communication skills
- Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
- Working / internship experience in human resources is an asset, but not required;
- Proficient in managing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other MS Office applications;
- A desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds.
- Written and spoken proficiency in English;
- Fluency in Turkish is an asset, but not required.
Additional Information:Financial Issues
Internships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement. Starting from January 2020 interns will receive stipends according to UN rules and regulations. The monthly stipend amount is USD 279,16. Any further costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs.
Selected candidate must submit following documents:
- Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme;
- Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.It is important to note that interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance.Subsequent Employment:The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.More information available at: http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/rbec/en/home/about_us/jobs/internships/
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