Paid Internship for the Istanbul bureau of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Regional Office

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 06 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 19 August 2019

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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.

I. Purpose of Assignment

Within the framework of the current UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) work plan, the overall purpose of the assignment is to assist the international professional staff working on different functional areas. UNICEF bureau in Istanbul if looking for an intern to help with follow up of the general and specific tasks related to the programmatic activities on Emergency, Gender, Monitoring & Evaluation and Human Resources.

General Tasks

  1. Assist the programmatic activities as per the functional areas including by collecting and supporting the analysis and management of the collected data; drafting correspondence, putting responses in system, and ensuring rapid and diligent follow-up,
  2. Provide general support to the work of the team; assist in research, drafting of reports, participating in meetings and provide reports and minutes.

Specific Tasks per Functional Area

Gender:

  1. Review and analysis of COAR for gender equality and women and girl’s empowerment
  2. Analysis of gender and migration in the region
  3. Support research on gender socialization in the region as well as WACRO and ESACRO
  4. Communications support: Produce newsletter and capture lessons learned from across the region on Gender Equality programming and support IDG2019 and 16 days of Activism Initiatives.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  1. Support the review and analysis of data and evidence
  2. Gather and prepare documentation, presentations, technical materials and other resources, including spreadsheets, pivot tables and other.
  3. Support preparation of summary analysis of Europe and Central Asia UNICEF Country Offices reports at mid and end year
  4. Support other evidence generation and data analytical work and reporting
  5. Support preparation of summaries and synthesis of evidence generation reports and other relevant documents

Emergency:

  1. Support in the monitoring of irregular population movements across South Eastern Europe through IOM, UNHCR and other online sources. This will entail consulting IOM and UNHCR data sources and introducing updates to the regional early warning monitor for refugee and migrant flows.
  2. Monitor the status of country preparedness plans on the global Emergency Preparedness Platform (EPP), with a view to identifying any pending issues and gaps relative to preparedness planning (risk assessment, response plans and minimum preparedness actions). This will require updating the regional EPP tracker and country emergency Readiness Snapshots on a quarterly basis.
  3. Review of country office annual reports and work plans, with a view to analyzing aspects related to emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction
  4. Support development/update of country emergency risk profiles based on the latest information available both in-house and externally

II. Supervision

The intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the UNICEF HR Manager in accordance with the standards, norms and procedures of UNICEF.

III. Conditions of Service **

The intern will work either part-time or full-time (depending on the intern’s academic schedule) at the UNICEF ECARO Istanbul Bureau for a duration of minimum 6 weeks (full time) of up to 6 months. Interns will be provided with a stipend to help cover the cost of lunch and transportation expenses within Istanbul. If interns are not based in Istanbul, they should be ready to cover all other expenses such as travel to the duty station, accommodation, meals and any additional costs above and beyond the stipend. Interns without Turkish nationalities or residence permits are personally responsible for obtaining necessary visa for the whole duration of the internship. Office might only support with the Note Verbale for the visa application if needed.

UNICEF accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during the internship. Interns have to demonstrate a proof of medical insurance prior to the beginning of the internship.

The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNICEF but to complement an intern's studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

V. Eligibility

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

  1. be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate[1] or graduate school, or be a recent graduate[2]
  2. have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor;
  3. have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
  4. have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to[3]

VI. Required Skills and Experience

  1. be enrolled in or graduate from development studies, public administration, statistics, gender studies, political science, international law, human rights law or a related field,
  2. Strong interest in Human Rights, especially Child Rights, Women’s Rights and Gender Studies and Disaster Management,
  3. Knowledge and understanding of human rights mechanisms and of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and CEDAW,
  4. understanding of research methods and processes, and data analysis is desirable;
  5. Prior experience in the work environment of an international agency, NGOs, UN, or international institutions would be desirable,
  6. Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office products),
  7. Fluency in spoken and written English and knowledge of Turkish is an asset.

VII. Competencies

  1. Self-starter, with ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  2. Analytical and conceptual thinking,
  3. Attention to details,
  4. Able to work in a multicultural setting,
  5. Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to apply online by completing the profile and submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter, please also state your availability (please see under the Conditions of Service)
  3. P11 form (The P11 can be downloaded from here: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc) (duly completed online profile can replace the P11 form

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via e-mail.

[1] Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

[2] Applicants who have graduated within the past two years are considered recent graduates.

[3] If an applicant has other relative(s) who work(s) in any UNICEF offices, the applicant must disclose this information to the hiring UNICEF office to enable the office to identify and mitigate any conflict of interest before finalizing the internship **

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