Intern (26 weeks, Addis Ababa/Part-time): Education Section

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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.

For every child, education

Ethiopia is situated in the Horn of Africa and is the second most populous country on the continent with an estimated population of 115 million. It borders six African countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, and covers 1,104,300 square kilometers. Approximately 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas. Ethiopia represents a melting pot of ancient cultures with Middle Eastern and African cultures evident in the religious, ethnic, and language composition of its people.

Over the past two years, children and their families across Ethiopia faced multiple and complex emergencies, such as the conflict in the northern Ethiopia and the drought, which resulted in millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has programmes in Child Protection, WASH, Health, Nutrition, Social Policy, and Education and serves over 15 million children in Ethiopia. Join UNICEF Ethiopia to contribute to improving the lives of children and women.

Purpose of the internship:

UNICEF Ethiopia’s Learning and Development (Education) section focuses on Strengthening access to quality education at the primary education level, implementing early learning and school readiness, revision of school curricula, improving life skills education, strengthening school gender clubs, and engaging communities to support girls’ education, systems strengthening, and working on disability-inclusive programming. Estimates for the number of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia range from 7.8 million (9.3 percent of the population) to 15 million (17.6 percent) with an estimated 55 percent being children. Persons with disabilities in Ethiopia are amongst the poorest and most marginalized groups. In urban areas, the extreme poverty rate for persons with disabilities is 41 percent higher than for people without disabilities, with children having the highest rate of extreme poverty. Multi-dimensional child poverty for children with disabilities impacts every aspect of a household, including their access to education and affordability of other basic services (Health, Nutrition, Social policy, WASH, and protection). The situation for children with disabilities in Ethiopia is exacerbated by recurring climate change-induced disasters, public health emergencies, and conflict.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF supports students, schools, and teachers across the country with teaching and materials, training, and technical support. We also support formal and non-formal learning opportunities for children in emergencies and development situations.

The intern is expected to work closely with the Education team and other UNICEF programme sections to support the identification and development of partnerships with disability person organizations (DPOs), support the data and knowledge management needs relating to disability-inclusive programming, and support the overall disability mainstreaming within UNICEF programming.

Under the supervision of the Education Manager output 2, the intern will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support to Education programme on how to mainstream disability inclusion.
  • Provide administrative and technical inputs in disability inclusion meetings with multiple stakeholders.
  • Collect relevant data on disability, analyse the findings, and prepare briefing notes and reports on assigned disability-related subject areas of interest to UNICEF, Donors, and partners.
  • Assist in documenting and cataloguing disability-related information and collating relevant information on disability collected from multiple stakeholders.
  • Conduct a literature review on existing research on disability and share Key findings that aligned and relevant for UNICEF programming.
  • Assist in organizing events and facilitating on disability inclusion (training events, workshops, seminars, conferences, missions, etc.) and draft/edit reports of the same as may be required.
  • Undertake other tasks from the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.
    • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.
    • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.
    • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures and working environments.
    • Enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree program in social sciences or have graduated within the past two years.
    • Must be at least 18 years old.
    • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
    • Experience working with children with disabilities (or adults with disabilities), or working on disability inclusion in education, or/and experience with one’s own disability.
    • Have no immediate relatives (e.g., father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and have no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to.

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...

  • Builds and maintains partnerships (1)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1)
  • Drive to achieve results for impact (1)
  • Innovates and embraces change (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (1)
  • Works collaboratively with others (1)

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 promote 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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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.

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