United Nations Human Resources Internships in Kenya


Human Resources Internships at United Nations Office at Nairobi

Department/Office:     United Nations Office At Nairobi

Human Resource Internship Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the supervision of the Chief, Recruitment and Planning Section and delegated Human Resources Assistants, the intern will be responsible for:

  • Assist in the administration of RPS activities including training and inducting new interns.
  • Assist in evaluation and screening of consultants and individual contractors.
  • Assist in evaluation and screening of candidates for offinspira job openings in accordance with eligibility rules.
  • Assist in reviewing and preparing job openings for posting.
  • Assist in sorting out application letters, respond to offline application and unsolicited mail in their respective folders.
  • Assist the team in ad hoc basis to complete urgent tasks including routine tasks
  • Assist in job classification processes.
  • Assist in various surveys undertaken by Recruitment and Planning Section.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned.

Core Competencies:


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having twoway communication
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

Education for Human Resource Internship

  • Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a oneyear period of graduation.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Preferred area of study:

  • Bachelor or master degree in human resource management, business administration or related area.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable


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