Internship - Programme Intern, Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), Six (6) months REQ

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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...

The Education Outcomes Fund (EOF) is working at the cutting edge of innovative development finance on a global stage. To support our strong pipeline of projects, we are looking for several high-calibre interns to support our work to scope and design outcomes funds in basic education, early childhood education and skills-for-employment. If you are passionate about achieving quality education and employment outcomes for all children and youth, we would love to hear from you.

EOF supports improvements in the quality of education and skills programs, with a special focus on underserved populations, including the hardest to reach; rural populations, girls, children with disabilities, and refugees. It measures (and pays for) what matters – both core skills like literacy and numeracy, but also critical 21st Century skills such as socio-emotional skills, ICT skills, and other broader fundamentals of a quality education. It helps close the persistent gap between the skills needed by employers and those attained by today’s youth by paying for employment and retention outcomes.

For all the above, EOF pays primarily on the basis of the results achieved, ensuring that taxpayer-funded domestic resources, aid, and philanthropic funds are only used to pay for what works. This is a game-changing way to finance results in education. It is more than just a fund – it is a powerful new set of partnerships and way of working.

How can you make a difference?

You will provide crucial support to the EOF in this phase of rapid growth, and we need highly motivated and capable individuals who share our passion for the mission. The interns will work in collaboration with the rest of the Program Team, contributing to the activities listed below:

Country Scoping:

  • Conducting research on the education systems and challenges across several countries, with the aim of identifying well-suited contexts for results-based financing.
  • Carrying out detailed data analysis to understand complex educational shortcomings, and conduct market research to advise donors on how they can best generate a social return.
  • Assessing the suitability of results-based financing instruments in different contexts and education sectors and presenting your research to guide decisions.

Program design:

  • Research the provider and investor markets and engage with market participants to fine-tune program design.
  • Preparation for workshops to engage government officials with program design.
  • Participating in the design of new results-based financing programs in the Basic Education, Early Childhood or skills for employment sectors.
  • Conducting research to guide programmatic decisions.
  • Working with financial models of innovative finance structures.
  • Providing inputs to inform EOF’s approach to pricing outcomes.


  • Carrying out research projects looking at current developments in results-based financing and the education sector globally, including looking at the cost-effectiveness of existing education programs, or looking at new metrics for comparing learning across different contexts.
  • Preparing briefs on strategies and policies of international donor agencies and other relevant stakeholders.

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

  • Enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate or graduate school, or be a recent graduate.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Fluency in English is required and proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic is desirable.
  • Excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • 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 relevant experience.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

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

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.


Payment Methodology: Monthly stipend in line with UNICEF policy.

Other Requirements:

• Copy of your most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance

• Copy of Identification Card (ID)

• One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address

Most of our team is London-based, although remote working is possible. Candidates are expected to be available during working hours in the Europe/Africa/Middle East time zones.

  • The successful candidate will be managed by one of EOF’s Program Managers and support their portfolio of programs.
  • The internship stipend depends on where the intern is based and can be discussed with candidates at the point of application.
  • The internship is full-time, and the duration is six (6) months.

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

EOF is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure that provides strategic guidance and oversight to its investments. EOF's day-to-day activities are carried out by a Secretariat under the direction of the Education Outcomes Fund, Director.

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