Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline :10-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months subject to extension

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.


Under the supervision of the Head of Human Resources the Human Resources Intern will be expected to provide support to the HR functions and activities for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt. 


Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Human Resources unit in the following:

  • Preparing long lists and short lists;                                                                                  
  • Preparing for interviews;                                                                                                     
  • Drafting reports and interview minutes;                                                                                           
  • Obtaining reference checks;                                                                                            
  • Administering of technical exams;                                                                                              
  • Filing and documentation;                                                                                    
  • Any other duties as may be deemed necessary.


The following standard competencies apply to all UNDP interns:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
  • Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in the field of business administration or related fields.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Ability to think creatively, work logically and precisely with attention to detail.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Experience in Human Resources is desirable but not required.


Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application 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 (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

(c)   Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


Interns are not considered staff members. During the internship with UNDP, interns shall be subject to the Regulations Governing the Status, Basic Rights and Duties of Officials other than Secretariat Officials, and Experts on Mission (ST/SGB/2002/9).

Interns shall not be sought or engaged as substitutes for staff and do not encumber authorized posts.

Interns shall not represent UNDP in any official capacity or commit resources on its behalf.

Interns shall not apply for or be appointed to any position during the period of their internship. 

The internship period shall not be foreshortened for the purposes of allowing an intern to apply for a position.

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