Internship Opportunity: WASH Knowledge Management Internship (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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking a qualified individual to support the strengthening of WASH Knowledge Management both in the RO and COs by supporting all 4 pillars of the WASH KM strategy.

Background

UNICEF is the world's leading children's rights organization. Over the last six decades, UNICEF has cultivated policy positions on a wide range of issues that affect children. UNICEF works in partnership with national governments and community groups and cooperates with other United Nations organizations in determining children’s needs and developing programs to fulfill them. UNICEF works on the ground in more than 150 developing and transitional countries to help children survive and thrive.

Work Assignment:

An intern will be responsible for supporting projects as outlined in the areas of WASH Knowledge Management both in the RO and COs by supporting all 4 pillars of the WASH KM strategy.

End Product(s):

Deliverables

Target Date

6 UNICEF Asia WASH Newsletter published

First day of each month

5 animated videos available on EAPRO YouTube

By 30 September 2022

EAPRO WASH SharePoint communication site maintained with up-to-date information

Weekly

3 new articles posted at Yammer Asia WASH Network

Weekly

6 Social media contents developed for UNICEF Facebook and Twitter

Monthly

6 knowledge product packages developed for dissemination

Monthly

6 learning and knowledge exchange events organized

Monthly

Duration of Contract: 6 months – part time (flexible arrangement, either 2.5 days per week or every morning /afternoon, detailed arrangement shall be discussed and agreed)

Working Schedule: Part time

Qualifications:

  • The candidate must be pursuing or have recently graduated with a MSc. University Degree in Communications Sciences, Journalism, Public Relations/administration, International Relations, Development studies, Human rights law, Public Health, Engineering or related fields.
  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Be fully computer literate in standard software applications. (Sharepoint experience an asset)
  • Have good analytical skills.
  • Possess good report writing skills.
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in another language from the region is an advantage
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Prior experience in the work environment of an international agency, NGOs, UN, or international institutions would be desirable.

Conditions of Intern:

  1. Expenses: Stipend according to UNICEF’s guideline is applicable.
  2. Health/Medical insurance: UNICEF accepts no responsibility for costs or fatality arising from illness or accidents incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises. The intern must carry adequate and regular medical insurance. The intern will be required to provide with a proof of medical insurance prior to commence work.
  3. Confidentiality. The intern is required to respect the confidentiality of information that s/he collect or is exposed to at UNICEF. No reports or papers may be published based on information obtained from UNICEF without the explicit written authorization by the Head of Office or Division Director.
  4. Impartiality. The intern is required to respect the impartiality and independence required of UNICEF and will not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to UNICEF.
  5. Employment Prospects. There is no expectance of employment at the end of the internship.

    Provision of Supervising and Monitoring:

The intern will work under the supervision of WASH Specialist, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO).

Working Location: The intern will be working at UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok.

How to apply:

Interested individuals are requested to submit the following documents no later than 6 July 2022.

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • A completed UN Personal History Form (P-11)
  • Two letters of recommendation by the former employer and/or university
  • A copy of transcript

    FORM P11.doc

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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