Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - HUMAN RESOURCES - Local or International, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Amman
Posting Period: 10 May 2023 - 23 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Human Resources-UNRWA-208736-J- (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change.

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you.

This position is located in the dynamic environment of UNRWA’s Human Resources Operational Services Division (HROSD).

The intern's role will be to assist the HR Operational Services Division in various HR and Administrative functions.


• Supports HROSD with administrative functions, including filing, copying and drafting correspondences
• Archives electronic and hard copy reports, documents and HR files.
• Arranges meetings and briefing schedules, welcomes visitors to the UNRWA compound.
• Supports HROSD in compiling dashboard data according to regular reporting deadlines, liaise with managers to provide analysis when needed.
• Supports HROSD in data collection and compilation from field offices, for the purposes of reporting or compliance monitoring.
• Logs all data and reporting requests.
• Supports implementation of special projects or HR initiatives for HROSD
• Supports preparation of communication materials or presentations required for HR activities with various internal and external stakeholders to the HR Department.
• Supports HROSD in creating content in form of articles, newsletters or email communications based on data collected on HR Events, achievements, and changes.
• Supports in various HR projects as requested by the supervisor
• Performs other duties as appropriate.


UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.

• Effective Communication Skills
• Teamwork
• Technical skills
• Planning and organizing

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:


Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate school program or have completed a bachelor degree program in Human Resources, Business Administration, Information Management ; or any other related fields.

Work Experience

Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship is desirable.

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme.

Be computer literate in standard software applications including Excel, a working knowledge of Power BI is desirable.

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 is desirable.

Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter is desirable.


Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Department : Human Resources Department
Duty Station : HQ Amman and remote opportunities exist
Type of Appointment: Full-time internship
Duration: The internship is for 6 months depending on the needs of the office
Expected Starting Date: as soon as possible.

The motivation letter must include:
• Name of accredited university for both undergraduate degree obtained;
• IT skills and programs that you are proficient in;
• Explain your interest in UNRWA and why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

UNRWA staff and complementary personnel are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality at all times. 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. UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity. All costs connected with an intern's participation must be borne by the intern. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Teams will be required software for the intern.

At the stage of acceptance of an internship placement, interns must prove to the satisfaction of UNRWA that they have adequate medical and accident insurance coverage prior to commencing the placement.

Intern placements shall not constitute employment by UNRWA. Interns are considered to be complementary personnel with non-staff status. The purpose of the internship program is not to lead to further employment with UNRWA but to complement an intern's studies.

Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. Interns are eligible to apply as external candidates for UNRWA staff vacancies in accordance with normal selection procedures.

Please note that UNRWA does not charge fees at any stage of the application process.

Vacancy announcements advertised at:, will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (Jerusalem time) on the deadline date.

UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

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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