Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Business Intelligence/Data Engineering Intern, HQ Gaza (Area), I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Gaza
Posting Period: 08 November 2022 - 21 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Documentation and Information -UNRWA-194590-J- (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

The Information Management and Technology Department (IMTD) of UNRWA is seeking TWO Business Intelligence/Data Engineering Interns to support the work of the department. The intern will report administratively to the Head of the Information Technology Service Centre at the Headquarters Gaza and technically to the Head of the Information Security Office at the Headquarters Amman.


The interns will be given the opportunity to work in various BI/Data Engineering projects, under the mentorship of highly qualified BI/Data specialists, to gain experience and knowledge in this area and will also support and assist with:
• Support the team in collecting and analyzing the business needs.
• Help the team in designing and building data models.
• Build and design simple data pipelines.
• Build data visualization reports.
• Perform other duties if required.


• Applying technical expertise.
• Strong ability to drive for results, to manage and deliver against multiple priorities on time.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; verbal and written.
• Excellent planning and organizing skills.
• Flexibility and adaptability


• A university degree from an accredited educational institution in information technology, information management, information systems, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or other related disciplines from an accredited educational institution.
• Familiarity with at least one database software (MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.)
• Solid knowledge of Structural Query Language (SQL).
• The ability to collect and analyze requirements and build ER diagrams.
• A good knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP).
• A basic understanding of Extract, Transform, and Load concept.
• A basic understanding of data visualization.
• A basic knowledge of cloud services provides (Azure, AWS, GCP, etc.) is desirable.

Job - Specific Qualification

• IT certifications will be an advantage is desirable.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


Fluency in spoken and written English.


Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

The internship period will be 4 months. Extension of this period is subjected to the performance evaluation and the continuity of the needed functions.

• Female candidates and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
• UNRWA doesn’t support any payments to the interns (no pocket money, no transportation fees, etc.)

Interns are not financially remunerated by the UNRWA. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying? Include any relevant course work.
•Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship, including any relevant internship or other experience.
•Explain your interest in the UNRWA Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work and academic experiences, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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