Intern- Finance Assistant, I

Date Posted: Oct. 19, 2022, 9:10 a.m.

UN Habitat

Job Description


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer, the intern will:

  • Support data collection and analysis for countries in ROAF.
  • Establish a database for country information online for a monthly update on project portfolio and grant data.
  • Streamline staff information, office, and common cost reporting for management information and carbon footprint.
  • Establish data base for recording Aocs and payment schedules and an alert system for pending payments or reporting.
  • Help develop a recording system for country expenditure, FAs, and POs to track and monitor expenditure.
  • Undertake other duties as may be assigned by the PMO and PMA.


  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with Bachelor's degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office).
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter and the New Urban Agenda;
  • 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.

Preferred areas of studies:

  • Finance, Statistics, Computer Science with specialization in Big Data, or related field.
  • Proven experience in data collection and analysis is an asset.
  • Proficiency in Excel and database manipulation is an asset.

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.
  • Expertise in budgeting, finance, or accounting is required.
  • Expertise in data analytics is desirable.
  • Expertise in manipulating Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for continuous input and updating by multiple sources is required.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications via the link Jobs at UN Habitat

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