Human Resources Internship

United Nations Children's Fund

Yaounde, Cameroon

Experience: Internship

Skill Required: HR and Admin

These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and out of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.
Support in recruitment and placement:
  • Works closely with hiring managers to prepares and circulates vacancy advertisements.
  • Liaises with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process, with specific focus on supporting scheduling of technical testing and interviews.
  • Prepares formal pre- offer and liaises with GSSC related to offers and onboarding.
  • Records and maintains recruitment files, ensuring all necessary documentation has been uploaded through TMS.
  • Monitors life-cycle of recruitment process to update panel members as necessary.
Support Staff in On and Off boarding:
  • Support onboarding staff to join UNICEF Cameroon is the smoothest manner possible – supporting but not limited to onboarding tasks with GSSC, liaison for visa and travel formalities, advise on related entitlements related to onboarding.
  • Proactively identify and elevate possible bottlenecks related to onboarding.
  • Support staff by issuing required documentation related to confirmation of employment with UNICEF Cameroon.
  • Manage and monitor FWA with staff and managers to ensure correct information is inserted into the system and entitlements correctly processed.
  • Ensure appropriate early action is taken for offboarding to effectively support staff
Support in processing of entitlements and benefits:
  • Initiates the processing of a wide range of personnel actions in accordance with UNICEF rules and regulations, by ensuring all relevant forms and actions are completed by staff and forwarded to the GSSC.
  • In consultation with supervisors, analyze, research, and verify information for the purpose of responding to staff queries on areas related to benefits and entitlements.
  • Statistics maintenance and issuance of reports (PERs, development plans, leave, gender, geo balance, staff lists, etc.) and organograms;
  • Maintains all personnel-related records and files, ensuring relevant information are up-to-date and accurate.
To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be enrolled in a graduate or Ph.D. degree programme in HR Management or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Be proficient in English and French.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.
  • Residing in Cameroon.
  • Familiarity with digital marketing, digital spaces for outreach, recruitment, or job search.
  • Solid overall computer literacy also in using digital platforms/ applications for project management.
  • Attention to detail, sound judgement and discreet.
  • At least one year's previous professional experience.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally and social sensitive.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in challenging environment and in multicultural team of international professionals.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with tight deadline.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates with disabilities.
  • Have never completed an internship at the Cameroon office.