Internship Opportunity: Human Resources Department

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Organization: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Closing date: 1 May 2021

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.

Internship Opportunity

Department : Human Resources Department

Duty Station : Remote Internship

Type of Appointment: Part-time or Full-time internship

Duration: 3-11 months

Expected Starting Date: 1 June 2021

Terms of Reference

BACKGROUND

The UNRWA Human Resources Department is divided into three divisions: Human Resources Operational Services, Organizational Design and Classification Services and Human Resources Policy and Development Division. 2021 internship opportunities for law students are available to various functions in the Human Resources Policy and Development Division including the administrative law team and the human resources policy team. Should sufficient internship candidates be identified, coordination of placement with the Human Resources Operational Services Division and the UNRWA Legal Department may also be possible. This opportunity would be uniquely suitable for students interested in in-house experience or international administrative law.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Interns may be assigned matters including but not limited to:

  • legal and policy support to HR practitioners on the implementation of administrative issuances including exceptions thereto;
  • preparation of amendments to the regulatory framework;
  • reviewing investigation reports and drafting recommendations regarding the appropriate disciplinary measure to be imposed;
  • advising on time limits, merits and receivability on responses for Decision Review Request and appeals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Education: Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited educational institution in human resources management, business management, philosophy, investigations or related field. Currently a law student or a recent graduate of an accredited juris doctor of law program.

Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience, although prior work experience will be an advantage.

Languages: Excellent command of spoken and written English.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Specialization in Labor and Employment Law.
  • Experience in Administrative Law matters.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

COMPETENCIES

· Learning and Researching

· Analyzing

· Formulating Strategies and Concepts

· Applying Technical Expertise

APPLICATION PROCESS

Should you be interested, please send your CV and a motivation letter to internship@unrwa.org no later than 01 May 2021. Please mention in the subject line “**Legal Internship with UNRWA HRD”**.

The motivation letter must include:

· Name of accredited university for both undergraduate degree obtained and the law degree in progress, recent graduates are also welcome;

· 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

UNRWA staff and complementary personnel are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality at all times and including social media activities. 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. No travel is required as the placement is sought on a remote working basis. 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. Interns are responsible for negotiating course credit with the law school for independent study/intern credits where feasible.

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: https://www.unrwa.org/careers/internships, will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (Jerusalem time) on the deadline date.

UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Should you be interested, please send your CV and a motivation letter to internship@unrwa.org no later than 01 May 2021. Please mention in the subject line “**Legal Internship with UNRWA HRD”**.

The motivation letter must include:

· Name of accredited university for both undergraduate degree obtained and the law degree in progress, recent graduates are also welcome;

· 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.



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