Internship (25 weeks), Evidence Generation Intern for Social Inclusion Area, Asuncion, Paraguay
Application deadline in 6 days: Tuesday 7 Dec 2021 at 02:55 UTCOpen application form
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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, hope
In consultation with the Social Inclusion Officer, investigates and analyzes data and information to help identify needs for surveying international, national and local indicators, systematize information and process databases, with a view to preparing periodic reports on the situation of children in the country and the evolution of its indicators, to strengthen the actions of advocacy based on evidence and dialogue with the academic community by the Country Office.
In consultation with the Social Inclusion Officer, investigates, analyzes and compiles information on the periodic international and national reports available and the various databases of indicators to strengthen the identification and monitoring of gaps and inequalities while implementing the program. of cooperation, allowing to identify needs for adjustments based on evidence.
It helps the team to organize and carry out courses, workshops and events by participating in exercises that aim to broaden the dialogue with the academic community and develop the capacity to strengthen the monitoring of public policies aimed at children based on evidence.
Contact institutions and request data to prepare periodic reports on different topics on the national childhood agenda.
Assists the team in organizing and conducting courses, workshops, and events by preparing and organizing the distribution of materials for participants, ensuring wide dissemination and the necessary equipment and supplies, while providing secretarial and logistical support in workshops and events as needed.
• At least two public activities for the presentation of results and debate organized and implemented.
• At least two papers prepared according to the advocacy plan based on the generation of evidence
• Updated list of the evolution of national indicators of the situation of children
Modality: Full Time
Start date: tentatively 3 December 2021.
Workplace: Asuncion, Paraguay Country Office (with possible teleworking to be determined due to Covid-19)
Duration: 25 weeks
Reporting to: The intern will report to the Social Inclusion officer, based on Asuncion Paraguay.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree. degree program or has graduated in the last two years, in international affairs, political science, economics, social sciences or relevant areas in work of UNICEF.
• Have an excellent academic performance as evidenced by recent records from the university or institution.
• Have no immediate relatives (eg father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.
• Not having other family members in the line of authority to whom the inmate will depend.
• Relevant experience in project management, academic research, or other coordination task.
• Familiarity with social research techniques.
• Excellent communication and organization skills.
• Experience / skills in the use of data processing tools: SPSS, Excel and / or Stata.
• Work experience in developing countries is seen as an asset.
• Excellent communication, writing and organization skills.
• Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Ability to organize own work, set priorities and meet deadlines. Takes initiative to ensure that deadlines, rules and regulations are met. Proactivity. Demonstrates courtesy, tact and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.