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, early moments matter
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in lifein its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
And we never give up.
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. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.
We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification - the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.
UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
How can you make a difference?
- Rationale and context of the assignment
The HR Unit provides a range of human resources support services which include but not limited to staffing, learning & career development, performance management, policy guidance, staff records maintenance & management, and staff wellbeing. The office has a total establishment of 114 staff (international professionals and national staff) excluding individual consultants, interns and volunteers.
Human Resources support is fundamental to the success of UNICEF operations and as such UNICEF Zimbabwe is looking to hire an intern for a period of 6 months to perform various administrative tasks and support the HR department’s daily activities.
Scope of work and objectives
UNICEF Zimbabwe requires an enthusiastic, hard-working, determined Human Resources Intern to ensure that Human Resources support is reliable, actionable and of a high standard and quality.
Under the guidance of the HR Manager, the Intern will assist with the following tasks:
- Maintains and updates various staff statistics and databases eg OPSCEN and UNDSS lists.
- Opening files for newly recruited staff members, interns, volunteers and approximately 100 individual consultants and filing all personnel related documentation in personal files.
- Provides administrative support in the recruitment of individual consultants.
- Provides administrative support in organizing group trainings.
- Provides overall administrative support to the HR unit such as scheduling meetings, transport requests and stationery requests.
- Other duties as assigned by the HR Manager.
This will be a full-time internship; the duration will be for 6 months from date of assumption of duties.
- Conditions of Intern:
- Health/Medical insurance: Individual is required to hold valid health/accident insurance covering the internship duration. UNICEF accepts no responsibilities for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises.
- Employment: There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.
- Visa: UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
UNICEF will provide all necessary administrative and logistical support according to guidelines for supporting Interns.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Requirements for Intern: Key Competencies, Skills and Experience
- Current eligible undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students in Human Resources Management or Social Science discipline or have graduated within the past two years.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
- Effective communication and organization skills.
- Computer literate with e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet skills.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with multidisciplinary teams.
- Fluency in English and local language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.
- 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
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.