REQUEST FOR INTERNSHIP – MENA Regional Office
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.
For every child, hope.
The UNICEF Internship Program offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ), Regional Offices (RO) 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.
The Partnership and Resource Mobilization Unit leads on partnerships and resource mobilization in support of the realisation of children's rights in the region as well as proactively working to position UNICEF as a trusted partner to governments and other key stakeholders in the implementation of the Regional Office Management Plan (ROMP), UNICEF's Strategic Plan and the Post-2015 Development Agenda – working closely with the Public Partnerships Division (PPD) in New York and Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) in Geneva.
No lost Generation (NLG) is an interagency initiative co-led by UNICEF and World Vision International, focused on the Syria and Iraq crises. The initiative seeks to promote attention to and support for children and youth affected by these crises in six countries (Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Egypt) and comprises programming and advocacy under three pillars: Education, Child Protection and Adolescents & Youth. It is steered by an interagency group working at the regional level, comprised of UN Agencies and International NGOs based predominantly out of Amman, Jordan.
To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate or graduate school, or be a recent graduate;
Be fluent in English;
Have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor;
Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.
A first-level university degree in social sciences, communications, development, social/public policy, international affairs or related field. A Master’s degree in international development, social or political science, anthropology or other related and relevant field is a plus;
Strong analytical and organizational skills;
Excellent level of written and spoken English; proficiency in Arabic (writing, reading, speaking) is an asset;
Knowledge of issues affecting children and young people in the Middle East and North Africa region;
Ability to quickly understand instructions, ask for clarification when needed, adapt and to produce results on time;
Ability to work independently and solve problems in a multi-cultural environment; and
Strong computer literacy on the Microsoft and Google suites.
Purpose of the internship:
The PRM / NLG intern will be based in UNICEF’s Regional Office in Amman, and work in close contact with the NLG Advisor, members of the Partnership and Resource Mobilization (PRM) Unit, UNICEF and other partnering organizations to accomplish the following:
Provide support to the NLG co-leads in managing the partnership and achieving agreed advocacy and communications objectives; including through the organisation of meetings and the production of documents such as concept notes and minutes;
Organise and provide technical support for agreed webinars and events;
Provide support to the preparations for events held under the auspices of the NLG initiative as needed;
Draft NLG quarterly newsletters and other content;
Update PRM donor profiles, consolidate donor intelligence, maintain the PRM SharePoint website by ensuring upload of resources and tools related to RM in MENA; and
Support the PRM section in their daily work as needed, including consolidation of input for donor reporting, maintaining the Regional Office funding pipeline, among other tasks.
Through the internship, the successful candidate will acquire:
Exposure to the stakeholders, strategies and dynamics of a fast-moving humanitarian situation, and to humanitarian efforts in support of children within this context;
Experience in eliciting, responding to and coordinating the inputs of multiple organisations throughout the MENA region;
Full-time exposure to NGO and United Nations organisations;
Experience in knowledge management, advocacy and communications processes;
Experience organizing major event(s) with multiple stakeholders; and
Experience in drafting, copywriting and editing documents to high professional standards.
Start date: Any time from end October / early November 2019, depending on intern availability (applicants should specify their availability in their cover letter)
Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 6 months
Remuneration: UNICEF will offer a basic stipend of US$550 per month (based on UNICEF Internship Guidelines, 2017). A lump sum of up to US$1000 may be paid to interns to are recruited from outside the duty station to cover travel costs. The amount will depend on funds availability. The intern will be required to cover any expense related to housing, basic needs and utilities. The intern will also be asked to present proof of valid health insurance before initiating the internship. The intern is personally responsible for obtaining a visa covering the entire period of their internship.
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, 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.
Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.