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Expected duration

This internship is for a maximum of 6 months, home-based and designed to be remote and part-time (20 hours per week). Desired start date is on 01 August 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

This internship position is located in the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS-IED). OIOS-IED conducts independent inspections and evaluations on behalf of the Secretary-General and Member States and in accordance with its mandate (A/RES/48/218 B). Evaluations assess the relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Organization’s programmes in relation to their objectives and mandates. More information on OIOS-IED is available at OIOS-IED is seeking students in Afghanistan who wish to gain professional experience in an international organization to supplement their studies. The internship provides practical educational experience working in a multicultural and intergovernmental organization. Under the supervision of OIOS-IED manager, the intern is assigned projects and tasks that are relevant to their educational background and interests and provided with the opportunity to apply and further develop their theoretical knowledge and gain exposure to the work of the United Nations Secretariat. Under the overall supervision and guidance of the relevant manager, the intern will be expected to work on the Division’s evaluation of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The intern may assist in data collection, analysis, interpretation, and other assigned tasks. Depending on the competencies and interests of the intern, and data collection needs stemming from the evaluation design, the assignments may include: • Supporting the evaluation team on background research and summarizing data. • Assisting the evaluation team in collecting, organizing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. This may include: 1) taking notes of stakeholder interviews and minutes of meetings observed; 2) obtaining, screening, and organizing documents and internal data from UN Secretariat entities in different formats; 3) programming and testing online surveys; 4) conducting qualitative, statistical, and quantitative analyses of the data collected; 5) developing and testing a database and dashboards including data cleaning, coding and recoding; 6) visualizing data using MS Excel and Power BI; 7) providing interpretation from Pashto and Dari to English; 8) other related tasks that may be required. • Assisting in other ad-hoc activities including reviews and edits of the various evaluation products.

Qualifications/special skills

To qualify for an internship through the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet the following requirements: Applicants to the programme 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) in Afghanistan; (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent) in Afghanistan; (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) in Afghanistan and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation; (d) successful candidates should be registered for or have completed studies in political science, economics, international affairs, security and counter-terrorism studies, public administration, gender studies, statistics, data science, human rights, programme evaluation and/or related fields. Be computer literate in standard software applications, preferably including Microsoft Excel; familiarity with data analysis software such as NVIVO and Stata, and other applications such as Power BI, is desirable. Skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis using large unstructured volumes of data are highly desirable. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of its Charter; and Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. 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.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this internship, fluency in written and spoken English, Pashto, and Dari is required.

Additional Information

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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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