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, hope
UNICEF is looking for an Intern to support the Individual Giving team, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) in Geneva, a highly committed and performance-driven team responsible for overseeing a fundraising program that delivers over one billion dollars of income every year.
We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive young professional to join our team. The ideal candidate will be someone who thrives in an independent work environment, takes initiative, and is driven to bring innovative ideas and projects forward. If you are self-motivated, excel at working independently, and have a passion for driving progress, we encourage you to apply.
UNICEF is one of the most admired organizations globally, impacting the lives of children in almost every country of the world. Your work with UNICEF will enable this life-saving and critical work in the most direct way: by raising money that lets us help the most difficult to reach. We need a great team to support this challenge.
This internship is an opportunity to take UNICEF’s fundraising to the next level. Join this exciting opportunity to help save and nurture children’s lives!
How can you make a difference?
Individual Giving has just launched a new and ambitions strategic approach, IGNITE, a brand that represents the Global Individual Giving Community and that will deep dive into how Learning Agility is incorporated as a framework in the current IG transformational journey to Agile.
We build on the great opportunity that bringing Knowledge Management and Capacity Building to the next level presents, and how adding the Learning Agility approach we can better and more effectively operationalize the IG strategy.
We need your support to deploy the 4 agile programs we have drafted for IGNITE and that apply to Learning, Community, Talent and Productivity. We need your help delivering the below tasks:
· Support our day to day by providing assistance and support to any of the initiatives launched for our new cultural framework (organizing events, workshops, resources, webinars, curating content)
· Compiling data and insights for reporting around IGNITE performance
· Keep our platforms relevant and updated under the guidance of the program lead (Resource Centres, Sites, etc)
· Support Community Management of our Communities of Practice, when needed.
· Reviewing our current e-learning offer in Agora, our internal training platform.
Updating contents in Agora when needed, getting the required support from team members.
· Completing the admin requirements of our education monthly newsletter
· Support our Email Marketing expert build emails or design community experiences
· Other tasks that will be drafted as we move forward with our strategy.
Modality: Paid - Full time
Tentative start date: 11 September 2023
Duration: 6 months
Reporting: The intern will be based remotely and will report to the Talent and Knowledge Management Specialist.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
· Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years, in Marketing, Fundraising, Communication, Political Sciences or related field.
· Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
· Be resourceful in overcoming obstacles, taking the initiative to explore new ideas, and proactively identifying areas for growth and improvement.
· Be naturally proactive and take ownership of your work, being able to set goals and develop action plans
· Be comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
· Have a strong focus on achieving results
· Be interested in the social sector and UNICEF mission
· Developing country work experience or volunteering is considered an asset.
· Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language considered as an asset.
· Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
· 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 that the intern will report to.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.