Intern - Disaster Risk & Resilience (DRR), Lucknow, India, SAR (The vacancy is open only to Indian Nationals)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2020

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children.

Across 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 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. And we never give up!

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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.

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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.

For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE:

In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF's ability to deliver better results for children, there is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill 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.

Purpose of Assignment:

The proposed internship is a learning opportunity on issues related to climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The Intern shall be mentored by the Programme Officer, Risk & Resilience, UNKICEF Uttar Pradesh on issues related to climate change and disaster risk reduction in the context of children in Uttar Pradesh.

Major Tasks & Learning Activities:

Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Officer, Risk & Resilience and oversight by the Chief of State Office of Uttar Pradesh, the intern shall perform the following Major Tasks:

Organize innovative stakeholder on climate change mitigation and adaptation engaging all key stakeholders in Uttar Pradesh; Review key government websites and communications related to climate change for identifying and flagging key issues and opportunities for partnerships and programming related to child centered climate action; Review the national and international news related to climate change and share relevant information with Disaster Rick & Resilience Section (news, updates, trend analysis); Any other learning activities as assigned.

Learning Activities:

At the end of the assignment the intern will learn following:

Concept, principle and methods of Disaster Risk & Resilience (DRR). Clear idea regarding the structure, function, and importance of Disaster Risk Resilience related to climate change mitigation. Identification of key behaviors pertaining to child centered climate action. Reporting style of human-interest success stories.

End of Internship:

At the end of the internship period, the intern will submit a final document encapsulating the activities undertaken.

Education Qualifications:

Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D programme or have graduated within the past two years with a focus on Environmental Management, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Political Science, Sociology, Economics or any other relevant field; Relevant background in environmental protection, climate risk management/adaption, climate mitigation, sustainable energy, air pollution action; Fluency in English is required with very good writing skills; and Knowledge of Hindi is an asset. Willingness to travel to field sites (within and outside duty station), if needed.

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, 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.


Internship Maximum duration is 24 weeks, regardless of academic requirement.

Interns cannot have immediate relatives working in any UNICEF office as well as no relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.

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

Applications are subject to background verification.

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.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc. UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.

Internship vacancies are advertised all year round on our employment page. Refer to the details of the specific internship vacancy advertisement for important dates such as the deadline for application, the duration of the Internship and the payment modality.

For more information on internship, please refer to this linkInternship Programme on UNICEF career website.

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