National Intern for Policy and Public Financing for Children section, UNICEF Cambodia (Open to Cambodian nationals ONLY)

  • Added Date: Friday, 22 September 2023
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 08 October 2023
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UNICEF works in some of the worldโ€™s toughest places, to reach the worldโ€™s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

For every child, water

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at

How can you make a difference?

In 2004, the Royal Government of Cambodia officially launched the Public Financial Management Reform Programme. The reform, led by Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), adopted platform or phase approach having each platform building upon the other and they are inter-connected. The four phases of reform are: (1) building budget credibility, (2) improved financial accountability, (3) improved budget-policy linkages, and (4) improved performance accountability. The first phase was launched in 2004 and the second phase was launched in 2008. The reform is now at stage or phase 3, improving budget-policy linkages. Based on the budget system reform strategy 2018-2025, the government aims to transform budget system from input based to performance informed budgeting by 2025. To achieve this vision, programme budget was piloted as part of line ministry budget since 2007 and was rolled out to all line ministries starting from ten key ministries in 2015 to thirty-eight line ministries/agencies in 2018.

UNICEF has been an active player in support of rolling out the programme budget formulation and execution and capacity building of the social ministries. More than ten ministries benefited from UNICEF support. The technical support provided targeted toward empowering and improving budget allocation and execution of the programme and interventions addressing children needs. Having programme budget in place allowed UNICEF to clearly identify gaps where interventions should be addressing the multidimensional child poverty. This could be done through analysis of the budget data to inform policy-budget discussion. Budget database is one of the key sources and tools used by UNICEF to influence budget formulation process. UNICEF is looking for an intern to support social policy section in updating budget data (data entry and arrangement) and some analysis.

Key roles and responsibilities:

The intern will work under the direct supervision of a Social Policy Specialist to undertake the following tasks:

Update and arrange budget data for budget analysis and dissemination within UNICEF and beyond. Engage in collecting budget books (economic and programme budget classification) for data entry Translate and update programme budget structure and indicators for internal use by UNICEF Support with logistic activities for the meetings or trainings involving UNICEF section colleagues, MEF and social ministries Participate in meetings/trainings and take note/minutes of the meetings Support the identification and writing of human-interest stories Support translation of key documents from English to Khmer and from Khmer to English Participate in field monitoring work related to citizen engagement in sub-national budget Perform other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveโ€ฆ

Student who graduated from Bachelorโ€™s Degree or in final year of Bachelor Degree or is currently pursuing masterโ€™s degree in economics, social science, and any other relevant field Strong interest in public finance management particularly budget analysis and advocacy Use of computer software for data analysis and presentation such as Ms. Excel Good proficiency in English and Excellence in Khmer language Possess good communication skills and solid analytical skills โ€“ strong commitment and passion for UNICEFโ€™s mission.

The intern should be:

Familiar with and understand international and/or economic development issues Familiar with multi-cultural environment would be an asset.


๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

Desired role period 4 months, Mon - Fri (full time โ€“ 5 days per week)

Conditions of the Internship:

National interns who are not in receipt of financial support from any sources will be provided by UNICEF with a USD 300 stipend per month during the internship and one-time reimbursement of other costs (insurance) up to USD 100.

UNICEF will cover the cost for field trips if such are needed in the course of the assignment and provide a laptop and access to telephone, printer, and other necessary equipment required for the assignment.

Please find attach the term of reference for this assignment hereย ย ToR_National_Intern_PFM 2023 - TMS.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrateโ€ฆ

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) and competency proficiency in (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.

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


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

This vacancy is archived.

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