Human Resources Intern Jobs career at UNDP in Kenya 2013

Location :     Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline :    14-Mar-13
Type of Contract :    Internship
Post Level :    Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Apr-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :    3 – 6 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :    3 – 6 Months


UNDP is the United Nations’ global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is currently in 177 countries worldwide and works in the following programme areas:

Democratic Governance
Poverty Reduction
Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Environment & Energy

In Somalia, UNDP works with local partners  NGOs, civil society and government  towards a peaceful and secure nation for all Somalis. Together with 23 other UN agencies, UNDP is helping Somalis recover from 20 years of conflict, build peace, rebuild their institutions, and set Somalia on the path to development.

UNDP supports the people of Somalia to achieve the following outcomes: peace building and conflict management, people-centred governance and law, economic recovery and environmental protection, and protecting and empowering women. It carries out its work through two main programmes – Governance, Rule of Law and Security and Poverty Reduction and Environment, and incorporates issues of Human Development and Economics, Peace building, HIV/AIDS and Gender across all of its work.

The situation in Somalia obliges UNDP to run its operations from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, but development interventions are active throughout Somalia. UNDP has sub-offices in Hargeisa, Somaliland and Garowe, Puntland, and staff in Mogadishu.
The internship will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Human Resources unit seeking an intern who is interested in gaining experience and providing support to this work. The Intern shall report to the Human Resources Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Human Resources Specialist/Learning Manager, the intern is expected to perform the following tasks:

Coordinate the preparation and validation of material to be posted on the UNDP Somalia website on the HR intranet page;
Revamp the HR web page to an attractive, comprehensive, user-friendly, easy to understand and navigate;
Update the orientation handbook
Researching, compiling and updating the UNDP Somalia orientation handbook


Effective logistical support for learning/ staff
Effective support to newly recruited staff members

Corporate Competencies:

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:

Excellent quantitative and analytical skills;
Excellent Microsoft Excel knowledge;
Excellent critical reasoning and problem solving skills.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

Development and Operational Effectiveness;
Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change;
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Required Skills and Experience


The candidate must be currently enrolled in an accredited university’s Master’s or higher degree programme in Human Resources Management, business administration, management or other related field.

Language requirements:

Fluency in English – written and spoken is required.

Availability and duration:

Part time or full-time for no less than six weeks and no more than six months.

Conditions of the 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 enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme;
Copy of school transcript;

How to Apply:

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