Human Resources (HR) Intern

Location : Abuja, NIGERIA
Application Deadline :22-Feb-13 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :Initial duration of 6 months


Under the guidance and supervision of the Human Resources Specialist, the HR Intern provides HR services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The HR Intern promotes a client-oriented and consistent with rules and regulations approach in the Unit.
The HR Intern works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

 Implementation of HR services- recruitment
Support to the unit on Service Contract Management
Support to the unit  on Leave Management

Implementation of HR services- recruitment

Assist the unit in longlisting
Assist the unit in preparing recruitment documents
Assist the unit in carry out reference and education verification checks
Follow up with candidates on receiving recruitment documents
Collection of background information/ documents for submissions to the Local Committee Review Panel (CRP).

Support to the unit on Service Contract Management

Assist the unit in preparing contracts
Support to contracts processing (FTA/TA series, SCs

Support to the unit  on Leave Management

Assist in compiling leave record on a monthly basis
Working with HR colleagues in verifying accuracy of leave balance
Maintenance of Attendance record spreadsheets



Excellent writing skills, as well as strong analytical aptitude and strong communication skills
Excellent organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines
Attention to detail and proven ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision
Networking skills to engage with key internal and external partners
Theoretical and practical understanding of human resources management
Computer proficiency: MS Office
Demonstrated interest in the field of development
Respect for the principles of the United Nations

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience:

Interns are selected on a competitive basis. The following minimum qualifications are required:
Enrolment in a relevant graduate-level degree programme such as human resources management, public or business administration, economics or social sciences. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.

Language requirements:
Fluency in English. Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
Conditions of Internship:
Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members.
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. The costs associated 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 own arrangements for travel, accommodation, visa, etc.

Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview, the following documents:

Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in a graduate-level degree programme;
Copy of school transcript;
Letter of endorsement from a faculty member who has worked with the student in the recent past and who is knowledgeable on the student’s performance;
Complete and sign the UNDP Application Form for Internships (MS Word | PDF).

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.

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