New Internship Recruitment

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2022
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
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REQUEST FOR INTERNSHIP โ€“ Office of the Secretary of the Executive Board

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 75 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 โ€“ to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, hope.

The UNICEF Internship Program 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.

To be considered for this internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme orย have graduated within the past two years in international relations, public administration, social or political sciences studies.ย  Applicants must be at least 18 years old Be proficient in English. Knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset. Professional writing skills in English is necessary. Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records Strong computer literacy on the Microsoft and Google suites International relations, public administration, social or political sciences studies. Strong cultural sensitivity, adaptability, and organizational skills

Purpose of the Internship with OSEB

The objective of the internship is to support the Office of the Secretary of the Executive Board to deliver their planned results, and specifically, support the Deputy Secretary in the overall organization and management of the different meetings of the Executive Board.

Background: The UNICEF Office of the Secretary of the Executive Board (OSEB) is responsible for maintaining an effective relationship between the Executive Board (EB) and the UNICEF secretariat. Under the guidance of the President and the Executive Director, the Office services all aspects of the work of the Executive Board, including the formal sessions, informal consultations and briefings, Bureau meetings, and field visits by the Executive Board members. The Office also provides editorial and technical services for all documentation related to Executive Board sessions and meetings, decisions, reports of sessions and the country programme document repository.

Description of Tasks:ย 

Under the supervision of the Deputy Secretary, the intern will support the OSEB by

Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNICEF, UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UN Women, and WFP: participate in meetings, capture key action points, support the dissemination within OSEB and follow up as needed. In 2023, UNICEF will be the coordinating agency, which will lead to additional tasks Prepare draft speaking notes, agendas, run of shows, among others, for the informal consultation on draft country programme documents, the informal briefings of the EB, the orientation of EB members and the election of officers of the EB; Assist in the research on governance related topics Carrying out collection and / or analysis of data pertaining to EB matters Support the Deputy Secretary in the preparation of field visits Assist with Board session and other Executive Board meetings, as necessary (preparation, proceedings, post-meeting tasks) Undertake other tasks as requested to support the work of the Deputy Secretary and OSEBย ย 

Learning objectives:ย 

Through the internship, the successful candidate will acquire:

Full-time exposure to UNICEF ways of working and understanding of UNICEFโ€™s governance mechanism Access to the full suite of UNICEF online learning library (AGORA) and knowledge related to compulsory e-learnings Experience in inter-governmental and governance matters Experience in drafting documents in support of inter-governmental proceedings (such as speaking notes, agenda etcโ€ฆ) for informal briefings of the Executive Boardย 

Start date: as soon as the candidate is available, for 6 months.

Location: New York, USA (remote support can be considered)

Duration: a minimum of 3 months; candidates who can commit to 6 months will be given priority.

Remuneration: the intern will receive a stipend of 1700 USD per month for the duration of the internship, and 1,000 USD to support travel.

For every Child, you demonstrateโ€ฆ

Our core values are Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and our Core Competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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.

This vacancy is archived.

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