UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives and defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Moreover, UNICEF invites application from a prospective intern for the Child Protection Internship in the USA.
The Child Protection Section in Programme Division contributes to achieving the results stipulated in the new Strategic Plan 2018-2021, particularly as relate to Goal Area 3. The Section’s priorities include protecting children, especially the most vulnerable, from all forms of violence, exploitation, abuse, and harmful practices, all of which contributes to the achievement of targets in Sustainable Development Goals5, 8 and 16.
What will the Child Protection Intern do at UNICEF?
Within the context of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage, the UNICEF intern will perform the following duties:
- Support for program development and planning
- Prepare technical reports and inputs for program preparation and documentation ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and relevance of information.
- 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.
2. Program management, monitoring, and delivery of results.
- Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/share information on the program implementation issues
- Keep a record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
- Participate in program reviews and annual sectoral reviews and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.
3. Innovation and knowledge management
- Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
- Research, benchmark, and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
Why UNICEF Internship?
UNICEF offers Child Protection Internship Programme at both Headquarters and country offices. It is an opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff. Moreover, UNICEF has tailored internship program for the purpose of acquiring organizational knowledge of rules, regulations, and processes to supplement academic as well as theoretical knowledge.
Who is eligible for the Child Protection Internship at UNICEF?
- Be an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree student 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.
- Passion for numbers, data and IT systems
- Ability to work smoothly with raw data, analyze data effectively, interpret analytical results and communicate insights to both technical and non-technical audiences
- Likewise, the ability to transform data sources for analysis and visualization
- Creative, highly organized, and keen eyes for details
- Knowledge of statistical software will be an advantage
- Fluency in English.
- Further, Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
How to apply for the Internship at UNICEF?
To apply for the data analytics internship at UNICEF, the prospective candidates may register online. Further, the candidates should provide a CV and a cover letter. Also, UNICEF will require verification regarding the candidate’s current affiliation, hence, the following documentation is necessary to provide.
- Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently an undergraduate student and has completed at least two years of full-time study 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.
- Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance
- Copy of Identification Card (ID)
- One signed letter of recommendation on letterhead or from a professional email address
UNICEF accepts the internship application for the Data Analytics Intern until 30 June 2019. Interested candidate may apply within the deadline