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
The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.
How can you make a difference?
Purpose of the assignment
The Public Partnerships Division (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF’s position as a partner of choice for children’s right among governments and public actors around the world. The intern will acquire direct practical experience in PPD Tokyo’s work and the United Nations system by supporting the office’s quality assurance, analysis/research and administrative tasks related to resource mobilisation with the Government of Japan activities under general guidance of the supervisor (Senior Advisor or Public Partnership Specialist).
Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor/ Public Partnership Specialist, PPD Tokyo, the intern willSupport the review and analysis of donor proposals and reports prepared by UNICEF Country Offices Support a series of analyses of Japan’s ODA for children Support translation, report writing, preparation for any Japan-related documents and presentation materials Provide logistics and administrative support for advocacy events and/or meetings, particularly relating to Japan-UNICEF Annual Consultation Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…Currently enrolled in a university or a graduate school or those who graduated from schools within two years. Professional experiences are desirable. Available for work for 3-5 days a week for 3-6 months. Preferably be able to work in accordance with the Japan Standard Time (JST). Interested in child rights, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, child protection, gender, climate change and so on, the areas where UNICEF works. Experience and/or knowledge on international cooperation, humanitarian and development assistance and human security are desirable. Working experience in project formulation/report writing are desirable. A high level of proficiency in both written and oral languages of English and Japanese is required. Ability to work with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to work with advanced level of MS platforms such as Forms, Power BI with analytical data management skills will be an asset.
Duration of assignment: During January 2024 - December 2024 (more than 3 months, up to 6 months)
Duty station is Tokyo, Japan.
Payment of stipend: PPD Tokyo will provide a lump sum of JPY 5,500/ day, inclusive of transport costs.
Work modality: Work modality is negotiable. Depending on the team's schedule which follows PPD Tokyo's hybrid work modality (combination of working in the office/teleworking), interns may be asked to work from home on certain number of days in a week.
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.
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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).
How to apply:
Applicants are requested to apply through this online platform by 8 October 2023. When you apply, please attach your CV (both in English and Japanese) and a cover letter in English to state the majors/areas of your study and the reason for application.
Please specify when and how often you are available for work during the proposed period (January 2024 - December 2024) in your cover letter.
Only qualified applicants will be short-listed and notified for further screening and interview.