Internship in Technology Risk Management

UNOPS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th March, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - UNOPS:

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organisations.

Background Information - Job-specific:

Do you want to be a key contributor towards ensuring highest safety and lowest possible risks of UNOPS information technology systems? Do you love working with data and turn them into meaningful insights? Are you great at handling large data sets to find patterns by using different data mining techniques?

In this internship you'll be working on a key component of the business: Our data! You'll join IAIG team and work closely with experienced information security specialists and data analysts - an exciting opportunity to work in a global organization with invaluable experience for your future career!

The Internal Audit and Investigations Group (IAIG) improves operations by providing independent and impartial assurance and advice. IAIG supports the achievement of UNOPS’ (The United Nations Office for Project Services) objectives by strengthening the accountability system through the provision of internal audit, investigation, and advisory services.

Functional Responsibilities:

Summary of functions:

  • Operational support
  • Interviews and documentation
  • Data analysis
  • Management reporting
  • Relationship management

Operational support:

Under the overall dual supervision of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and the Data Analytics Officer, the Intern will provide support to the IAIG department.

  • conducting and documenting risk and control assessments of the UNOPS information technology systems;
  • identifying, collating, analyzing, and safekeeping of potential evidence;
  • assisting with drafting reports and communications with respect to key audit and assessment areas;
  • obtaining transaction data from UNOPS systems and analyzing for trends, patterns and anomalies;
  • creating data dashboards, graphs and visualizations;
  • attending IAIG team meetings; and
  • other related functions as requested by the Manager(s) or their representatives.

Impact of Results:

The role is expected to provide support for UNOPS’ delivery against its mandate and protecting UNOPS reputation. The effective and successful achievement of results by the Intern will contribute to the effective management of cyber risks as well as continuous assessment of transactions and processes across key high-risk information systems.

Education: To be eligible for this internship with UNOPS, you must be currently studying towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the following fields: Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Assurance/Cybersecurity or Data Analytics. Otherwise, you should have completed a university degree in one of these fields within the past 3 years.


  • Coursework in all or a combination of the following: cloud computing, database management/data analytics, computer programming, networking and information security;
  • The candidate should have extensive knowledge of, and experience with, Microsoft Office programs, and particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • SQL databases and querying languages;
  • Python and associated libraries (TensorFlow, Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn, etc.);
  • Programming (e.g. XML, Javascript, D3, and .NET framework);
  • Statistical methods and packages (e.g. SPSS)


  • Full working knowledge of English;
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.


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