United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Intern (Public Partnerships Division)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

Public Partnerships Intern New York Headquarters Duration: 5 April - 5 August 2021 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, Education

The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and public actors around the world. The division is doing this by connecting UNICEF’s positioning of children in intergovernmental and multilateral fora and negotiations to the engagement with governments and public institutions (including International Financial Institutions) as resource, policy and program partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries should be based on multiple levels of partnerships, including around resource mobilization and Policy Advocacy.

The intern will support the overall work of the Africa team in building and maintaining good partnership/relationships with the African Member States, enhancing the dialogue on issues related to children as well as fostering and developing innovative partnerships. The Intern’s primary responsibilities include supporting research, desk review and Analysis of reference documents and publication as well as knowledge management.

How can you make a difference?

1. Learn to assist in the development and implementation of advocacy engagement plans with African leaders on Climate Change by:
  • Learn how to perform researching, compiling and reviewing various documents
  • Providing support to the organization of internal consultations and meetings with partners
  • Learn to assist in the preparation of briefing notes, presentations and summary of discussions.
2. Learn to provide support to the planning and organization of High-level events and bilateral meetings between UNICEF senior management and Member States officials during the UN General Assembly.

3. Assist in compiling and analyzing resource mobilization data on African countries’ contribution to the regular resources of UNICEF 4. Learn to update the Team Site on SharePoint and upload key documents and other material.

5. Other tasks to be assigned, as appropriate, according to the intern’s interest, including ad hoc support to and assisting in drafting               meeting summaries on relevant intergovernmental and/or interagency meetings.

Key deliverables:

  • Research material delivered on the engagement with African Leaders on Child Rights
  • Analysis produced on governments contributions to UNICEF’s regular resources
  • Reference documents, meeting notes and knowledge management documents identified and well organized in the team site.
  • Technical and logistic support provided for the organization of high-level meetings and events
  • Africa team site updated.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme with a strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor.
  •  Currently enrolled in a graduate degree programme or recent graduate with a master’s degree in International Relations, social studies or related field.
  • Proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish and fluent in the working language of the office they are applying.
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.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Education: graduate student with good academic records currently enrolled or recently graduated (within 1 or 2 years) in international relations, economics, humanities and social studies etc...
  • Ability to synthesize information and communicate it simply and effectively: Very good research and analytical skills;
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French is an asset.
  • Ability to operate in a diplomatic environment, using tact and judgement.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge of office computer systems and applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research.
  • Knowledge of Africa particularly the social, economic and development landscape
  • Understanding of UNICEF’s mandate is a must.
Salary/Payment:

UNICEF will pay a monthly stipend to the intern as per UNICEF procedure on Internship-programme" id="link" class="link">Internship Programme. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

Insurance: 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 enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start his/her work with PPD.

Living Conditions and Working Environment:

The intern will work remotely and attending meetings virtually. S/he will work with the PPD team in charge of Africa and report to the Public Partnerships Manager. S/he is not expected to travel during the assignment.

- Duration: 5 April - 05 August 2021 - Cost: All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.

- Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing for the necessary visas.

- Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to the United Nations location where you will be an intern.

- Medical insurance: You will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.

- Confidentiality: You must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.

- If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the UNICEF form on conditions regarding service as an intern.

Interested candidates should apply here by  12 March 2021.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity 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 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:

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

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