Job Description

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

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 fulfil their potential to the benefit of a better world.

Turkey remains home to the largest registered refugee population in the world. Over 4 million refugees and asylum-seekers are registered in Turkey, of whom nearly 1.7 million are children. While the Government continues to lead the overall crisis response and remains the largest provider of humanitarian aid to Syrians as well as other groups, the overall goal of UNICEF is to reduce the equity gaps affecting the most vulnerable boys and girls For every child,  an Advocate

If you are committed and passionate about making a lasting difference for children, UNICEF Turkey would like to hear from you. How can you make a difference?

UNICEF continues with its efforts to support the quality of educational provision through its programmes. The Syrian Volunteer Education Personnel (SVEP) programme aims to contribute to strengthening the education system’s capacity to provide quality formal education opportunities to refugee children.

UNICEF is looking for one or more Intern(s) to join the education team.

The selected intern(s), in collaboration with and under the guidance of the supervisor will support a broad range of monitoring activities (online or by phone) to ensure effective and efficient Programme Implementation and to produce reliable and systematic data Analysis to support quality programming.

The selected intern(s) will:
  • Conduct phone interviews with SVEP in Arabic to follow up on issues identified during various monitoring activities using a specific list of questions that is provided by UNICEF and enter the obtained information into a UNICEF template in English.
  • Categorize feedback received from SVEP and provide weekly reports to supervisor
  • Support Translation between Arabic and English and vice versa of key SVEP programme related documents as requested.
Duration: 6 months


In accordance to UNICEF's guidelines, interns will be paid a nominal stipend per month. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the Internship.


UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern's service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrollment in a health/accident plan prior to start his/her work. If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the relevant UNICEF forms on conditions regarding service as an intern.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate[1] or graduate school of Social Sciences (preferably Educational Sciences, Literary Sciences or other relevant Social Sciences);
  • Fluency in Arabic and English is required (oral and written);
  • Strong computer skills and Excel proficiency is required;
  • Working knowledge of Turkish would be an asset; and
  • Additional consideration will be given for any past internship experience in related fields.
[1] Applicants enrolled in an undergraduate school must have completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an undergraduate degree.

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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