Human Resources Internship Pool- UNDP Copenhagen


Human Resources Internship Pool- UNDP Copenhagen

Location : Copenhagen, DENMARK
Application Deadline : 31-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Management
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required :English
Duration of Initial Contract : 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : max 6 months


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life, as envisaged by 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are on the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The Bureau for Management Services (BMS) is the central operations Bureau in UNDP Headquarters that supports the organization in the following areas: human resources, finance and administration, budget, procurement, information and communications technology (ICT), legal affairs, security, management consulting services, and multi-partner trust funds.

Based primarily in HQ in New York and Copenhagen, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is one of the pillars of the Bureau for Management Services (BMS).

OHR is an important driver in achieving the kind of dynamic, transformational change that is called for to support the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the SDGs

As UNDP implements its new people strategy, People for 2030, our aim is to ensure that UNDP’s most important asset, our personnel and their managers, are supported in working together to achieve a common vision for UNDP. The success of UNDP will depend on a supportive and diverse work place that attracts, develops, and engages people of the highest calibre, in part by enhancing the capability of our managers. Equally important will be our ability to develop a shared culture based on team work and collaboration guided by our shared UN values, and which fosters high-performance, results-focus, agility and innovation.

The Talent Development Unit and ?Global Shared Services Unit (HR)—located in Copenhagen, Denmark is seeking a general call for internships. throughout 2019-2020 to support People for 2030.

We accept applications from interested and qualified applicants, on an ongoing basis.

Interested Candidates can apply at any time indicating the timeframe of their availability in the internship form and their areas of interest in the cover letter.

However, only those candidates selected for interviews/further assessment by hiring managers will be contacted. Interns are hired for a min of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking interns to work in the following areas:
Business models/ strategy
Cultural Transformation
Communication-web design/graphic design
Communication- business writing
Communication- social and digital channels
Talent Management (onboarding, people management, capability development, career support services)
Data Analytics
Research and Development
Digital Transformation
Event Management


Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 1: Assesses work with critical eye
Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information and instruction correctly
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables
Expertise in Human Resources Management
Experience in human resources and / or talent development
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop)
IntegrityDemonstrated ability to handle confidential information and good judgement in handling sensitive dataLevel 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Research and Data Analytics (Talent)
Ability to conduct research and critically analyze data, and clearly communicate data findings to varied audience. Ability to assess the ROI for various learning methods and techniques
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Strategic Analytical Thinking
Ability to identify connections, trends, and anomalies utilizing research findings, data/information, and policies to produce strategic analytical works and recommendations
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Strategy Development
Ability to design and implement strategies.
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Knowledge Management
Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Partnership Building
Experience in developing partnerships with think tanks, private sector and research to identify and foster partnerships
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop
Writing and Presentation Skills
Ability to clearly articulate ideas and policy issues in a written format for varied audiences, and strong presentation skills
Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

Required Skills and Experience

Currently a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD student.
Or, alternatively, must have graduated from a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD programme within the last 12 months.
MBA students encouraged to apply

Experience in project and programme management desired.
Fluency in English required. Proficiency in another UN language an asset (especially French or Spanish)

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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  1. Abdalla Yuosif goma says

    Business models/ strategy

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