Internship Opportunity: CFC Intern (UNICEF sponsored), UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok, Thailand

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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, Commitment

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations.

Social policy work is of paramount importance to UNICEF, particularly in the East Asia and Pacific region, where diverse socio-economic landscapes pose unique challenges and opportunities for children's welfare. In addressing these challenges, UNICEF focuses on four main areas: social protection, public finance, child poverty, and local governance. These pillars form the foundation of our efforts to ensure that every child has access to basic services, protection, and opportunities for development, irrespective of their socio-economic background.

Amidst this broad spectrum of social policy work, UNICEF has identified the need to make cities more conducive to the well-being and development of children. Urban areas are growing at an unprecedented rate, bringing both opportunities and challenges for children living in these environments. As such, the concept of Child-Friendly Cities has emerged as a critical area of focus. This initiative aims to harness urban development for the benefit of all citizens, especially children, making urban areas safer, more inclusive, and responsive to children's needs.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of assignment

This internship offers a valuable opportunity for the intern to make a tangible contribution to social policy outcomes by assisting with the development of concrete products. It serves as a platform for exposure to the diverse aspects of UNICEF's social policy work, particularly in the East Asia and Pacific region, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the organization's efforts in these areas. The internship will support the overall functions of the Social Policy and Economic Analysis section, with a special focus on local governance and the Child-Friendly Cities initiatives in the region. At the beginning of the internship, a comprehensive work plan will be developed, alongside an agreement on formative objectives and the competencies expected to be gained, all with the support and, where possible, collaboration of the intern's academic institution.

Activities

1. Support in the Production and Organization of Publications, Regional Policy Dialogues, and Events:

  • Assist in organizing and managing regional events, including the preparation of necessary materials and documents.
  • Contribute to the development of materials and reports for stakeholders, bolstering advocacy efforts.
  • Aid in preparing specific publications, conducting research, and compiling studies relevant to social policy.

2. Assistance in Knowledge Management for the Section:

  • Support the collection, organization, and dissemination of knowledge within the section, enhancing the team’s ability to access and utilize critical information and insights.
  • Help in analyzing social policy data and creating visual representations to effectively communicate findings and insights to a wide audience, including stakeholders and decision-makers.

3. Contribution to Other Social Policy Work as Necessary:

  • Provide support across other areas of social policy work, as needed, ensuring a well-rounded internship experience that contributes to the overall outcomes of the social policy team.

**Modality****: Fulltime

The intern is required to travel to Bangkok to work on a full-time basis. There might be a possibility of official mission during which UNICEF will cover the cost related to the mission.

Terms of the internship

  • The monthly amount of internship stipend is USD 780. Interns must fund their travel and living expenses. Travel cost to Bangkok (return) can be provided per actual costs, up to a maximum of USD 1,000.
  • Interns must have proof of medical insurance covering their time at the duty station.
  • If required to travel as part of their official function, costs incurred during official travel authorized by UNICEF shall be covered in accordance with UNICEF procedure on Duty Travel (DHR/PROCEDURE/2017/11/Rev.1) or as amended.
  • Interns are covered under the UNICEF procedure on Malicious Acts Insurance Policy (DHR/PROCEDURE/2019/002) or as amended.
  • Interns are personally responsible for obtaining any required visa, covering the entire period of their internship. If necessary, UNICEF will support the process by providing relevant documents such as the proof of internship.
  • Interns may take up to 2.5 days per month off work for any reason, including for medical reasons. The quota is cumulative over the duration of the internship. The stipend will be reduced for any absence beyond this quota.
  • Interns are not staff members. Notwithstanding this status, interns shall observe all applicable rules, regulations, instructions and procedures and directives of UNICEF.
  • Interns shall respect the impartiality and independence required of UNICEF and shall not seek nor accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to UNICEF.
  • Unless otherwise authorized by the hiring office, interns may not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, government or any external source any information which has become known to them by reasons of their association with UNICEF. They may not use any such information without the written authorization, and such information may never be used for personal gain. These obligations do not lapse after the end of the internship.
  • Interns shall refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on UNICEF and not engage in any activity which is incompatible with the aims and objectives of UNICEF.
  • There is no expectation of employment at the end of the internship. Interns are eligible to apply for positions within UNICEF. Break in service is not required when applying to positions at UNICEF.
  • Interns are considered external candidates when applying for staff positions within UNICEF. The internship may be considered as relevant work experience if relevant to a post.

Tentative start date: 1 June 2024

Duration: 1 June – 31 October 2024

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will…

  • Be enrolled in an advanced/postgraduate university degree (Master’s or higher) in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field or have graduated within the past two years in the aforementioned fields.
  • A relevant background in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work as part of the team, sharing information and coordinating effort within the team and the relevant country offices.
  • 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.​​​​​​​
  • Additional consideration will be given for any past experiences.
  • Are not disqualified under the UNICEF Child Safeguarding Personnel Standards (DHR/STANDARDS/2019/001), or as amended.

    How to apply:

Interested individuals are requested to submit the following documents no later than 9 April 2024.

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation by the former employer and/or university
  • A copy of transcript

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Think and act strategically
  • Work Collaboratively with others

View our competency framework at

https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF%27s_Competency_Framework.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 sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract.

Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to selected candidates who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.

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