Internship in the Affiliate Partnerships and Recruitment Section, Budapest

  • Location
    Budapest, Hungary
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Nov 05

Position description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a full-time internship within the Recruitment Unit of the Affiliate Partnerships and Recruitment Section under the Division of Human Resources at UNHCR Global Service Center in Budapest, Hungary.

Established in December 1950, UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for asylum seekers, refugees, returnees, internally displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. UNHCR currently operates in over 130 countries, using its long expertise to protect and care for millions.

  • Title: HR Admin Internship
  • Duty Station: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 6 months 
  • Contract TypeInternship
  • Applications closing date: 16/11/2021
  • Start date: ASAP

Organisational context

UNHCR’s Division of Human Resources (DHR) is a strategic, trusted and innovative business partner in enabling UNHCR to protect and respond to persons of concern by attracting, motivating, retaining and developing a talented, diverse and agile workforce, while nurturing a culture of excellence, respect and wellbeing for all.

The Affiliate Partnerships and Recruitment Section (APRS) functions under the Division of Human Resources (DHR). The mission of APRS is to ensure that UNHCR can attract the best talent and the right person for the right job.

The Recruitment Unit of APRS supports operations with the timely provision of highly skilled human resources. The unit delivers recruitment exercises, including screening, assessing and selection of external candidates under Talent Pools, International Fixed Term and Temporary Appointments, and Internships, as well as provides support and advice to job applicants, candidates and hiring managers on various administrative and human resources related issues.

The position

We are seeking a motivated and proactive intern who will support the Recruitment Unit in Budapest with internships, policy guidance - communications and handling technical tickets.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide operational support to Recruitment Unit on the implementation of the internship program (review of ToR, advertisement and eligibility screening);
  • Support in coordinating and managing the placement of interns;
  • Assist in answering queries regarding internships;
  • Process recruitment related technical tickets;
  • Lead the language testing communication with the vendor and the Recruiters;
  • Take care of communication related to re-grading requests of internal (Group 2) applicants;
  • Other tasks as assigned to support the work of the Recruitment Unit.

Minimum qualifications required

In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be either a recent graduate (having completed their studies within one year of applying) or a current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

NOTE: An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder, is not eligible for an internship.

Desirable qualifications and skills:

  • Interest in recruitment in the non-profit sector;
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Have excellent organizational and planning skills, ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good problem-solving skills;
  • Client service ethic; 
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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