Audit Data Analytics interns (2 internship posts in 2022; other qualified are kept in Roster)

Application Deadline :24-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


OAI reports to the Administrator of UNDP and is responsible for internal audit and investigations services to UNDP and its affiliated entities. OAI provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls.

OAI has a decentralized organizational structure with five Regional Audit Centers (RAC) located in Malaysia, Panama, Senegal, Turkey, and South Africa. At the Headquarters level, OAI has the Investigations Section, the Headquarters Audit Section, the Special Advisory Services Section (SAS), the Information and Communication Technology Audit Section (ICTAS), the Quality Assurance and Policy Unit and the Directorate.

In delivering on its mandate, OAI is committed to take full advantage of data available in UNDP and beyond for efficient audit, accompanying UNDP’s digital agenda, and supporting the journey towards strengthening data quality, protection, and privacy. It has therefore developed data analytics tools and applications, to fully support audit work and embed data analytics in OAI’s methodology and processes. Work in this space is undertaken in close collaboration with the IT Division, and other business units.

UNDP’s main Enterprise Resource Planning system is transitioning to Oracle Cloud in July 2022. Other systems are also used by UNDP to collect, process, use and report data in support of UNDP’s mission objectives. The tools utilized in OAI to support the analytics activities are mainly SQL-like databases, Power BI, and Excel.

This is a call for internship for the period 2022-2024. OAI will select top two applicants for internship beginning around September 2022. One intern will work under direct supervision of the Chief of ICTAS, another intern will report to the Deputy Director (audit). Other qualified applicants will be placed in OAI Roster for Internship under Audit units

Duties and Responsibilities

The Data Analytics interns will be responsible for the following key duties:

  • Liaising with audit teams to define and document audit information needs.
  • Support with the identification of data required for analysis from operational systems (e.g., Oracle Cloud).
  • Perform exploratory data analysis on specific sets of data, formulate and test hypothesis.
  • Design and implement data visualizations.
  • Collect, clean, analyze and validate data sets for Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI /ML)
  • design, develop, document, test, and debug AI/ML enabled applications


  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate
  • information with attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand key economic issues.
  • Comfortable in a rapidly changing environment, with competing and shifting priorities.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is required

Required Skills and Experience

  • Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) in one of the following disciplines: Data Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Management, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of data models, database design and development, ETL design and implementation, data mining.
  • Advanced programming skills with Python focused on ETL implementation and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts, including regression, properties of distributions, and statistical tests.
  • Experience using Data Science Tools and machine learning on Artificial Intelligence applications.
  • Ability to decompose a technical problem into its sub-components and build a plan to rigorously tackle the analysis that is defensible and repeatable.
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings.
  • Knowledge of Oracle Cloud, Python and Power BI are considered a plus

Selected candidates must submit following documents prior to being offered a Letter of Acceptance for Internship:

  • A duly completed UNDP Internship Application Form;
  • A signed UNDP Internship Agreement;
  • Copy of updated CV/resume;
  • Official letter from the university confirming current enrolment and graduation date;
  • Copy of passport/national ID card;
  • A copy of his/her school transcript;
  • Letter of endorsement/recommendation from a professor; and
  • Proof of both Medical and Life Insurance which is valid for the duty station and covers duration of the internship programme.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. UNDP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, or any other status.

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