United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Resource Mobilisation and Programme Support Internship

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

Working in UNICEF Brussels Office, the intern under the overall guidance of the Senior Advisor, Humanitarian Affairs with matrix reporting to the Deputy Director would have the opportunity to learn about UNICEF’s work both in the development and humanitarian context. UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. For every child, hope UNICEF is present in 190 countries and territories globally to protect the rights of every child. 51 of these countries are affected by conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. How can you make a difference? UNICEF Public Partnerships Division (PPD) works to strengthen the organization’s position as a partner for children's rights among governments and public actors around the world. UNICEF Brussels Office is in charge of the relations with the EU institutions and works to prioritize children and UNICEF’s priorities across EU’s policies, legislation and programmes. Working in UNICEF Brussels Office, the intern under the overall guidance of the Senior Advisor, Humanitarian Affairs with matrix reporting to the Deputy Director would have the opportunity to learn about UNICEF’s work both in the development and humanitarian context. The learning opportunities for this internship will help expand intern’s skills and knowledge in the following areas:
  1. EU grants management process:

  • Assist the contribution management teams in the processing of grants for EU funding (Humanitarian and Development) including proposal review, alignment with application criteria, consistency with objectives and the legal and operational requirements of the different EU Commissions.

  • Provide support to the Humanitarian and Development teams, with the quality insurance for interim and final progress reports and grant closure. Provide input to reviewing documents and advise on corrective actions to be taken. Assist the team to submit and record reports in VISION

  • Assist contribution management team in the processing of legal agreements where necessary.

  1. Resource tracking and Analysis tools and mechanisms:

  • Support the team to regularly update the funding pipeline and funding received including periodical analysis of EU and UNICEF funding data and trends

  • Assist in updating the global humanitarian fund tracker especially in relation to Covid 19 Humanitarian Action.

  1. Programme Support:

  • Be an integral part of the team for the preparation of the UNICEF- EU Strategic Dialogue – briefing package, briefing notes, presentations etc.

  • Support the Capacity Building team in the carrying of trainings and webinars.

  • Support the office in outreach and networking by assisting in various capacities with meetings with EU institutions

  • Support with the drafting of briefing notes, including participating in key meetings with the relevant parts of the EU institutions.

  1. Tailored-learning:

  • As appropriate, according to the intern’s interest, S/he may also expand to thematic areas of interest along the UNICEF program lines.

Learning and development: A learning and Development Plan will be agreed with the intern, aiming at:
  • Enhancing and updating knowledge of EU institutions and policies;

  • Improving knowledge on Child Rights;

  • Improving understanding of UNICEF’s activities, policies and organization;

  • Improving basic organization and communication skills.

The Intern will receive supervision, guidance and coaching by the immediate supervisor from the start of the assignment. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in  in human rights, political science, international development, humanitarian aid or related field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

  • Genuine interest in and basic knowledge of children’s rights; understanding of UNICEF’s mandate is a must.

  • Familiarity with the functioning of the EU Institutions; previous experience related to the European Institutions is a strong asset.

  • Proven ability to synthesize information and communicate it simply and effectively; strong writing, research and analytical skills.

  • Knowledge of office computer systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and/or another EU language is an asset.

Conditions: UNICEF will pay a stipend of 850 euros per month to contribute towards transportation and meal costs. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas. Insurance: Interns are covered for any service-incurred injury, illness or death under the UNICEF procedure on Malicious Acts Insurance Policy (DHR/PROCEDURE/2019/002) or as amended. Living Conditions and Working Environment: The intern will work in the UNICEF Office in Brussels attending many meetings at and around the EU institutions. S/he will work with an assigned UNICEF staff and report to his/her immediate supervisor. S/he is not expected to travel during the assignment. S/he will be provided with a UNICEF computer to be able to work from home as per COVID response guidelines issued and adapted by UNICEF Office in Brussels. Since the situation might change at any time, flexibility in adapting to the working environment is essential. For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Remarks: To apply for this position, complete the online form by the deadline and include:
  • Cover Letter (1 page only)

  • Curriculum Vitae (2 pages only)

Only applications received on time will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Tentative timeframe:
  • Deadline for application: 21/07/2020 5PM CET

  • Interviews will be held on 27-28 July 2020

  • Selected candidate will be informed by 31st July

Apply Now