Internship - Business Operations Data Analyst (Information Management), New York, United States

Organization: Resident Coordinator System

Country: United States

City: New York, USA

Office: RCS in New York, USA

Grade: I-1

Closing date: Saturday, 10 July 2021

Posting Title: Internship - Business Operations Data Analyst (Information Management), I (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System

Duty Station: NEW YORK

Posting Period: 12 January 2021 - 10 July 2021

Job Opening Number: 21-Documentation and Information -RCS-146906-J-New York (A)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting

We seek motivated interns to support the work of the Country Business Strategies Section (CBS) located at the Development Coordination Office (DCO) at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

DCO is the Secretariat to the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) and manager of the Resident Coordinator (RC) system at the country-level. RCs are the highest ranking representative of the United Nations development system (UNDS) at the country level, with the responsibility to lead United Nations country teams, and coordinating UN support to countries in their implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The Resident Coordinator is the designated representative of - and reports to - the UN Secretary-General.

CBS coordinates and supports the rollout and implementation of the UNSDG Efficiency Agenda in line with SG’s targets. This involves, among others, implementing Business Operations Strategies (BOS) and establishing Common Back Offices (CBO) in all 131 UNCTs, and increasing the global proportion of Common Premises (CP) to 50%.

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The Intern reports to the CBS Data and Reporting Officer and will support overall data analytics and reporting covering all CBS activities.

This internship is for an initial period of three months and may be extended up to six months depending on the needs of the Office.

The start date is flexible and expected 01 February 2021.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time (5 days per week - 40 hours).


Supports the development and maintenance of dashboards and visualizations produced with Microsoft Power BI.

Assists in the preparation of progress reports and slide decks based on latest data available.

Supports the development and maintenance of Business Operations online platforms.

Supports the preparation of analytical reports and formulation of methodologies and approaches.

Assists in preparation of meetings and events.



Shows pride in work and in achievements;
demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
remains calm in stressful situations.


Actively seeks to apply emerging technology across tasks;
Keeps abreast of available technology;
Understands applicability and opportunities of technology for the organization.


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


Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

(a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Be computer literate in standard software applications;
Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and

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.

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.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


In their Cover Note, interested Candidates should indicate their availability (please specify to/from dates)

The internship is for a minimum period of three months, with possibility of extension up to six months.

Considered candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further assessment.

Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note, Personal History Profile as well as proof of enrolment and/or graduation) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:

Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)

Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)

List the IT skills and software that you are proficient in.

List your top three areas of interest.

Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.

Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme in general and this assignment in particular.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Do not forget to attach your proof of enrolment or graduation.

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

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.

At the United Nations, 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. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations 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. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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.

No Fee