Job Description

UNICEF DRC (GOMA) is looking for an Intern to provide support on reporting, research and Analysis for Emergency programme carried out by UNICEF.

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 works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. 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.

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme; and
  • Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French, Spanish. Russian, Mandarin or Arabic. Additional language requirements may apply;  and
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records
How can you make a difference?

The Emergency section in Goma is responsible for Coordination and oversight of emergency programme in the Eastern part of UNICEF DRC. It coordinates Emergency Preparedness and response and manages rapid response programmes to displacement and Cholera. Â The internship is to provide support on reporting, research and analysis for emergency programme carried out by UNICEF.

Under the supervision of the Emergency Specialist, Goma, the intern will Â
  • Assisting the section in matters of Context Analysis for each priority zone with the aim of developing tailored humanitarian programming in DRC
  • Assisting in reviewing emergency related documents such as situation reports, donor reports, partnership agreements with partners and emergency preparedness plan.
  • Assisting on ongoing research to improve quality of rapid response programmes.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A first-level university degree in international relations, political science and public Administration.  Â
  • Fluency in French and English is required.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • Experience in research and analytical writing is required.
  • Experience in Humanitarian Assistance is an asset.
  • Flexibility and the ability to assist with a variety of task based on the needs of the section
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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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