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The UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) works in eight countries to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential; this includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. UNICEF ROSA is dedicated to advancing the rights of all children in South Asia, especially the most disadvantaged.
UNICEF South Asia is now working to implement the new UNICEF Strategic Plan for 2022 - 2025 for more targeted efforts. Key priorities for the region include but are not limited to bridging the digital divide, addressing severe stunting and wasting, addressing mental health, especially amongst adolescents, and engaging the private sector to diversify UNICEF’s income base in South Asia. ROSA operates under the leadership and management of the Regional Director for South Asia.
The purpose of this internship is to support the management of the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia.
This internship provides the selected candidate with exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of management at the executive level.
Expected Scope of Work:
The intern will be responsible for the following tasks:Organizing information, such as creating folders or structures for online sharing platforms Ensuring that content is appropriately organized, tagged, and categorized according to the established metadata and UNICEF taxonomy standards Monitoring and maintaining the accuracy and completeness of metadata to ensure effective search results and filtering options Archiving outdated documents to maintain a streamlined knowledge repository Research as requested for an array of utilities from brainstorming new programmes to supporting communication assets for fundraising and partnership efforts Supporting event organizing by contributing to executive brainstorming, as well as, composing concept notes, save-the-dates, agendas, invitations, and presentations Consolidating essential information into, for example, report summaries or briefing notes Attending exclusive meetings, taking note of the most important information, as well as, action items, and drafting post-meeting follow-up notes to be distributed to all parties Other tasks as needed, including supporting internal processes, research, Regional Office, or Country Office projects.
The intern will work under the supervision of the Programme Manager who reports to the Regional Director.
Estimated Duration of Contract:
4-6 months (to commence as soon as possible)
Official Travel Involved, if any:
Kathmandu (remote working possible)
Amount Budgeted for this Activity:
Should travel to the duty station become necessary and not covered by the University, the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia will support the Intern’s round trip travel costs of up to $1000.
UNICEF will provide a monthly stipend in accordance with UNICEF rules and recommendations – if this is not covered by the University. All other costs will be borne by the University or the candidate.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…At least 18 years old and enrolled in a graduate or Ph.D. degree program, or have graduated from one within the past two years Background in management, administration, communication, journalism, or a similar discipline Excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records Fluency in written and spoken English Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to distill lengthy and often complex content into summaries Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in daily workings Ability to work in a diverse environment Knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Familiarity with Sharepoint and its document management capabilities Basic understanding of metadata and taxonomy concepts and their application in knowledge management No immediate relatives (e.g., Father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office, and have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to
UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions:
The successful intern will be governed by the following conditions:
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 promoting 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.
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 are also 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 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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.