International Internship Section of Education -Yaounde Cameroon Country Office
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UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 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 – to the benefit of a better world.
For every child, sustenance.
UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon’s 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and the effects of climate change lead to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and outside of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, and communities. Everyone is invited to participate in the struggle to meet the challenges ahead. Together, we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.
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How can you make a difference?
UNICEF Cameroon is looking for interns to support the Education section in managing stages of education programmes/projects in planning and formulation, as well as delivery of results on strengthening national education systems to improve learning outcomes, universal access to quality, equitable, and inclusive primary/early childhood education, and renewed involvement in secondary education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society
This may involve:
- Establish the section’s annual work plan with the education team and set priorities and targets. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
- Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals, and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.
- Provide technical guidance and operational support to ensure that current and comprehensive data is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention, and development efforts on education programmes and to set programme priorities, strategies, and implementation plans.
- Keep abreast of national, regional, and international development priorities on education to leverage UNICEF’s position and competencies with donors, national governments, communities, and constituents to advocate and promote education initiatives and policies
- Collaborate with colleagues and partners to develop partnership frameworks to address specific needs and leverage resources to enhance education programmes/projects. Ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes and projects with UNICEF Strategic Plans and priorities, donors’ development strategies and policies, national priorities, and UN System development interventions and initiatives
- Plan and collaborate on monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators, and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence, and delivery of concrete and sustainable results on education programmes.
- Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews, and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to engage stakeholders to take required action and interventions to achieve results.
- Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths, and/or weaknesses in programme and management; identify lessons learned and use the knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
- Monitor programmes and projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
- Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative, and other assets) certifying & verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations, and procedures, donor commitments, and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
- Prepare and submit programme and project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues.
• Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local and national governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organizations, research institutes, and the private sector to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities, leverage funds, to promote goals and achieve sustainable and broad results on education programmes.
•Prepare communication strategies, implementation plans, and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnerships for sustainable results, and support fundraising for UNICEF and Country Office programmes on education.
As an advocate for every child, you will have…
- Current enrolment in a degree programme at the Bachelor’s or master’s level or recent graduate (up to 2 years) in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field
- Fluency in French and English is required
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Knowledge of e-learning authoring tools is an asset
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Strong commitment and drive for results demonstrated
- Background and/or familiarity with emergency
- Eligible applicants must be Non-Cameroon Nationals
- The selected intern will be required to provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan before taking up the assignment.
Contract Duration and Terms
- This contract is for a 6-month duration, full-time.
- Intern is expected to work at Yaounde Cameroon Country Office
- The anticipated start date of this internship is 15 February 2023.
- This internship is paid with a stipend of net XAF 350,000 / Month
- Maximum 40 working hours per week are possible
- Individuals must have proof of medical insurance covering their time at the duty station
- Individuals are personally responsible for obtaining any required visa or residence permit, covering the entire period of their internship
- The office will cover a one-round travel trip, for interns selected from outside of the commuting distance of the duty station.
- Interns may take up to 2.5 days per month off work for any reason, including for medical reasons. The stipend will be reduced for any absence beyond this quota
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(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.
To view our competency framework, please visit: https://uni.cf/Competencies
During the recruitment process, candidates may be tested following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: UNICEF's Competency Framework here.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 A diverse and inclusive workforce to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
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 promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children.
Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates will be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID).