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.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been advocating for women and children for more than 60 years. The work in this area is supported and integrated across several divisions at UNICEF, including the Evaluation Office. The Office’s new unit, ‘Innovation, Learning and Uptake (ILU)’ is dedicated to enhancing the use and application of UNICEF evaluation’s findings and recommendations through adopting and applying new innovations. It engages with other UNICEF divisions that are testing and scaling new partnerships, technologies and collaborations in some of the world’s most difficult operating environments. By doing so, UNICEF plays a key role in shaping the policy and practice of evaluation. This internship is an opportunity for a graduate student to create innovative designed products in a UN agency that is present in more than 135+ countries.
Under the supervision of the Innovation Specialist, the intern will support specific tasks related to evaluation review, knowledge management, publication and communication of the Innovation, Learning and Uptake (ILU) Unit in Evaluation Office.
The intern will assist the Evaluation Office (EO) team with the following functions:
- Creating content for new internet and intranet (i.e., blogs, press stories) based on recent evaluation findings;
- Contributing ideas for how to reach and engage different audiences for use of evaluation findings and application;
- Conceptualizing and developing data and other multi-media visuals/creatives and infographics for use across various products, such as PowerPoint presentations, Word format documents, Excel format reports, mini video clips, and other evaluation products;
- Designing infographics for use across EO products and platforms, based on evidence from evaluation reports;
- Assisting with conducting literature reviews and combining evidence for meta-syntheses;
- Assisting with research, basic analysis, editing, update and execution of the Evaluation Office internet and intranet pages and newsletter;
- Researching, compiling and drafting possible Evaluation Meta-Analysis reports;
- Providing overall support to the Innovation, Learning and Uptake Unit.
The following requirements should be fulfilled:
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. programme, majoring in Communication Arts and Writing; Web Design, Graphic Design, Digital Graphics, Illustration, New Media Design and Imaging; Media Arts and Technology, Interactive Development; Film and Animation, or related field, or have graduated within the past two years. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Have excellent or very good academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
- Have strong competencies in using Microsoft Office Suite tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Word) with particular skills in Excel spreadsheets and layout in Publisher.
- Be proficient in main graphic design and photo editing software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop).
- Be able to convert complex and abstract ideas into simple visual concepts such as infographics.
- Have excellent communication skills (writing and editing).
- Have strong research skills.
- Be able to compile and write draft Evaluation Meta-Analysis reports.
- Have strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
- Be detail-oriented, able to identify anomalies in data and information, problem-solve and able to pitch creative ideas or solutions.
- Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.
- Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.
- Have fluency in English (required). Knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset.