UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 04 Mar 2017
Internship in the Public Partnership Division (PPD), UNICEF, New York Headquarters
Job Number: 503149 | Vacancy Link
Location: Public Partnerships Division
Work Type : Internship
Office: Public Partnership Division (PPD), UNICEF, New York Headquarters
Duration: 15 March - 15 September 2017
Background and purpose of the position:
The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF's position as a partner of choice for children's rights among governments and public actors around the world. The division is doing this by connecting UNICEF's positioning of children in intergovernmental and multilateral fora and negotiations to the engagement with governments and public institutions (including International Financial Institutions) as resource, policy and program partners. A key premise for PPD is that the engagement with countries should be based on multiple levels of partnerships, including around resource mobilization and policy advocacy.
The intern will support the overall work of the Africa team in building and maintaining good partnership/relationships with the African Member States, enhancing the dialogue on issues related to children as well as fostering and developing innovative partnerships. The Intern's primary responsibilities include supporting desk review and analysis as well as knowledge management.
Duties and responsibilities:
· Carry out research through perusal of published works and undertake desk reviews and analysis on specific issues pertaining to partnership, resource mobilization and policy advocacy;
· Provide support to the preparation and organization of the various meetings with the Africa Group of Ambassadors and Experts to the United Nations and other events and prepare summary reports.
· Update the country profiles, identify and compile information to assist in drafting briefing materials for the senior management.
· Attend selected meetings, prepare the minutes and support the follow-up of actions and recommendations
· Provide support to the monitoring, analysis and reporting on issues and trends in the Africa region that affect children as they are expressed in the intergovernmental and interagency arena including 3rd committee.
· Other tasks to be assigned, as appropriate, according to the intern's interest, including ad hoc covering and reporting back on relevant intergovernmental and/or interagency meetings.
o Summaries of research and analysis on issues pertaining to partnership, resource mobilization and policy advocacy
o Updated country profiles
o Summaries of briefings, events and selected inter-agency and intergovernmental meetings;
o Report on and summaries statements from Member States intergovernmental meetings including 3rd committee
o Qualifications, Skills& Competencies Required:
o Education: recently completed or currently enrolled in a 4- Year College or university (international relations, economics, humanities and social studies etc.) with good academic records.
o Ability to synthesize information and communicate it simply and effectively: Very good research and analytical skills;
o Excellent written and oral communication skills.
o Fluency in English. Knowledge of French is an asset.
o Ability to operate in a diplomatic environment, using tact and judgement.
o Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment. Competencies required: commitment, embracing diversity, integrity, teamwork, drive for results; communication, analytical and conceptual thinking.
o Knowledge of office computer systems and applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research.
o Knowledge of Africa particularly the social, economic and development landscape
· Understanding of UNICEF's mandate is a must.
UNICEF will not pay for services provided by an intern and all the expenses connected with these services must be borne by the intern. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern's service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start his/her work with PPD.
Living Conditions and Working Environment:
The intern will work in UNICEF House New York attending meetings at and around the UN. S/he will work with the PPD team in charge of Africa and report to the Senior Advisor. S/he is not expected to travel during the assignment.
· Duration: The internship programme lasts for at least two months and can be as long as six months. Once selected, you must begin your internship by the start date.
· Cost: United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
· Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing for the necessary visas.
· Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to the United Nations location where you will be an intern.
· Medical insurance: You will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.
· Confidentiality: You must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.
If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the UNICEF form on conditions regarding service as an intern.
Interested candidates should send their CV to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 March 2017.