Background Information - Pakistan
UNOPS has been supporting projects in Pakistan for more than 15 years and in 2010 opened a new office in Islamabad to support the post-flood relief and recovery effort.
UNOPS in Pakistan implements projects in the following thematic areas:
Early recovery and reconstruction of community infrastructure Project management and related monitoring and verification Community development Gender justice and women's empowermentProcurement
Background Information - Job-specific
Training components and learning
UNOPS highly values interns’ contributions and realizes the importance
of learning during an internship. The internship programme will include on the
job training and exposure to various Human Resources management tools. The
intern will have access to a large offering of online training on the
comprehensive UNOPS intranet and opportunities to communicate with other
UNOPS encourages the intern to raise specific wishes regarding learning
opportunities before and during the internship.
Terms and Conditions
UNOPS will provide the intern with the
- The incumbent shall
receive a monthly stipend designed to contribute to the cost of daily
expenditures such as commuting and meals, if s/he is not receiving funding through an internship programme external to UNOPS, or from a specific institution.
- If mission travel is undertaken, Daily Subsistence Allowance, in
accordance with UN policy
- The internship comes with no expectations of future employment
with UNOPS as a direct result of the internship
candidate will work under the direct supervision of HR Associate and overall
guidance of the HR Project Manager and will be responsible to perform the
- Assist in reviewing of
incoming requests and documents relating to recruitment, contract
extensions/shortenings, transfers and separation of ICAs, consultants.
to follow-up with relevant personnel of all recruitment-related documentation
for proper contract management including mandatory certificates and other types
of HR documents in compliance with AIs and audit requirements
details as appropriate in the One UNOPS-ERP System (OU) and in the
in verifying the accuracy of travel claims for processing by Finance.
in the e-filing and ensure that documents and supporting files are
accurate, complete and properly filed for audit purposes in close
coordination with HR team
other duties as may be assigned
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others.
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
- Ability to meet designated deadlines
- Planning and organizing
- Ability to work with limited supervision
- Attention to detail
- Consistent positive and constructive approach to work
Should be enrolled in a university programme such as Bachelor, Masters
or Ph.D. (or the equivalent) or have graduated from such studies within three
(3) years prior to the applications date of the internship.
knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and
PowerPoint is required
- Knowledge of ERP systems is an asset
Fluency in at least one UN official language required. Knowledge of
second UN official language desirable.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Internship
Contract level: Internship
Contract duration: 3 months (Renewable subject to requirement,
performance and funding)
This internship is not designed to lead to a staff position with UNOPS. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship.
Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Interns are responsible for their own arrangements for accommodation, travel, and necessary visa arrangements.
For more details about UNOPS internships please follow this link:
- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
- This is a local post and open to Pakistan nationals only.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the
United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’
peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our
mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure,
procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
UNOPS offers short- and long-term
work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We
are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of
With over 4,000
UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of
UNOPS partners spread across
80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and
cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better
understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve
our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment
of qualified female candidates.
UNOPS values its people and
recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.