Data Analyst and Business Intelligence Internship




Vacancy Description


Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Donor Relations and Strategic Resource Partnerships Unit of UN-Habitat is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with donors and mobilizing resources for the organization’s projects and programmes. The Unit works closely with other units within UN-Habitat to ensure effective and efficient utilization of donor resources.

The Donor Relations Intern will assist the Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Unit to clean and process the grants and donor related data, build and maintain the data tools and dashboards, as well as participating in the planning and development of the UN-Habitat Donor Intelligence Portal.


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

Under the supervision of the Head of Donor Relations and Strategic Partnership Unit, the intern will:

  1. Manage and maintain the donor income database by manually connecting data extracted from the finance tracking platform and project management platform. This will require proficiency in Python, R, SQL or other coding languages suitable for data processing and management, as well as strong attention to detail.
  2. Analyze donor income data to perform donor intelligence analysis and provide actionable insights to the Donor Relations team.
  3. Develop data management and document generation efficiency tools to streamline internal processes and increase productivity.
  4. Develop tools and write code to automate manual data extraction and analysis work as necessary.
  5. Design, develop, and manage a donor information and correspondence file archiving infrastructure/system, utilizing existing platforms such as Teams and Microsoft SharePoint.

Qualifications/special skills

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

a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

c. Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent  Be computer literate in standard software applicants;

Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;

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 area of Studies: Computer science, software development, information management, data science, or statistics, or other related fields.

Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required.

Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. Programme.

Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage. Good knowledge of Data Science principles and hands on experience with data analytics languages such as Python, R, SQL, etc. is required.

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

Intern Specific text

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.

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Application Guidelines

Deadline : Mar 27, 2024


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