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USA: Internship: Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, Child Protection, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #525555

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USA: Internship: Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, Child Protection, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #525555

Deadline for application: 
22 Aug 2019
Organisation: 
UN Children's Fund
Job type: 
Internship/Volunteer Opportunity

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, an Equitable Chance in Life …

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible/qualified students at both Headquarters and country offices the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff. This internship is for the purpose of acquiring organizational knowledge of rules, regulations and processes to supplement academic and theoretical knowledge.

Under the guidance of the Senior Advisor, Prevention of Harmful Cultural Practices this intern provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical program information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and implementation of the Child Protection Work Plan.

How can you make a difference?

Within the context of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C):

Support to program development and planning

  1. Prepare technical reports and inputs for program preparation and documentation ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevancy of information.
  2. Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by, preparing materials/documentations to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.

Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.

  1. Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/share information on the programme implementation issues
  2. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  3. Participate in program reviews and annual sectoral reviews and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.

Innovation and knowledge management

  1. Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  2. Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.

Benefits to intern:

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible/qualified students at both Headquarters and country offices the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff. This internship is for the purpose of acquiring organizational knowledge of rules, regulations and processes to supplement academic and theoretical knowledge.

Location: The internship will be based in UNICEF HQ and it is not expected that the intern will travel during the assignment period.

Duration: This will be a full/part time internship and the duration will be for 3 to 6 months (maximum allowable 26 weeks)

Salary/Payment: Fully Funded Fellowship Programme (For interns fully funded by an external institution (e.g. a university), the outreach and/or advertisement can be conducted by the external institution and UNICEF should receive, for assessment,

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. 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.**

Living Conditions and Working Environment:S/he will work with hiring section and report to the supervisor of this internship. S/he is not expected to travel out of this duty station during the assignment. A flexible workspace will be provided. The intern will be expected to participate in Section's meetings, as well as other UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a regular basis.

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

  1. Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years in the area of Global Gender Studies, Development Studies, Human Rights, Global Studies or Social Work; or other relevant studies.
  2. Excellent academic performance, as demonstrated by academic records
  3. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Other Requirements:

  1. Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate school and has completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an undergraduate degree (if the candidate is 18 years old, this replaces the two-year bachelor’s completion requirement); or, Graduate Degree Program (i.e., Master’s, PhD). It should also state the expected graduation date. Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
  2. Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance
  3. Copy of Identification Card (ID)
  4. One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respective, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.

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

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. **

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=525555

 

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