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Data Analyst Intern – Office of Human Resources Management

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This position is located in the Outreach unit of the Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM). The Outreach unit develops and implements strategies for sharing job opportunities within the UN Secretariat. The Outreach unit seeks a data analyst to analyze data to provide pertinent information to Member States and to improve geographic and gender balance.

The OHRM internship is for three months with an opportunity for extension to no longer than six months, pending on the needs of the department.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office where they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Outreach intern may be responsible for the following duties:
-Designing surveys, conducting hypothesis testing, and identifying trends, patterns and causal relationships in data sets, and preparing summary reports;
-Conducting analysis of data from various sources;
-Supporting data-mining and analysis of gender and geographic balance indicators;
-Supporting research and quantitative analysis of indicators for the monitoring of gender and geographic balance;
-Assisting Outreach staff in visualizing and validating data through graphs and maps;
-Assisting in the drafting of materials based on quantitative research and analysis;
-Other tasks and special projects as requested.

Competencies

Professionalism:
-Shows pride in work and in achievements
-Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter
-Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
-Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns
-Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges
-Remains calm in stressful situations
-Self-starter that can complete assignments with minimal guidance

Communication:
-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
- Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme preferably in the area of statistics, international development, gender, social sciences or a related field (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;

- Be computer literate in standard software applications;
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
-Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration. Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Letter and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Letter must include:

-Title of degree you are currently pursuing
-Graduation Date (when you will be graduating from the programme)
-Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
-Experience in conducting data analysis, including visualizing and validating data
-Explain why you are the best candidate for this role

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, data analysis experience and software used, and three references.

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

 

 

United Nations Considerations

Job openings posted on the Careers Portal are taken off at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

 

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