Internship with PG Health - HIV-AIDS, New York
Application deadline 2 months ago: Monday 18 Dec 2023 at 04:55 UTCOpen application form
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Purpose and Objective:
The fight against HIV/AIDS is not yet over, despite remarkable progress over the past decade. UNICEF’s HIV/AIDS programming addresses HIV prevention, treatment and care for infants, children, adolescents and mothers. To reach an AIDS-free generation, UNICEF focuses on the unfinished business in supporting countries to prevent new infections among children, women and adolescents, to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to bring and retain mothers, children and adolescents living with HIV in lifelong care.
The intern will provide direct programmatic and administrative support to the Policy, Strategy and Innovation unit in the HIV/AIDS section (Health Programme Group) to develop content for and regularly update internal and external communication and knowledge management platforms/websites, to support writing of newsletter stories and case studies of programmatic work in countries, to support coordination of major events during periods of intense activity, to conduct ad hoc literature reviews to inform the development of key knowledge products, to assist in the development of templates to be used to gather programmatic, political, research and/or data elements from country and partner organizations, and to provide other programmatic and administrative support as needed.
The intern will gain exposure to increase their knowledge of the global HIV and AIDS agenda including the use of data for programming and advocacy, the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV, paediatric treatment and care, adolescent HIV prevention, and the integration of services within other programmatic areas including maternal, newborn and child health issues. The intern will also interact with key partners in these arenas and apply and improve their writing and organizational skills.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist (P3), the intern will assist in internal and external communication and knowledge sharing on HIV.
Specific Roles & Responsibilities:
- Support research and content development for knowledge products and special projects on topics related to children and HIV
- Assist in writing and editing key publications and knowledge products as needed, including lessons learned and case studies of country level initiatives
- Write stories of programmatic work to be featured in the bimonthly internal and external Global Health newsletters
- Support to maintain internal and external websites (Sharepoint communication site, childrenanaids.org - Drupal) and digital design/content of announcements to the Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative (community of practice) through MailChimp
- Conduct review of documents and materials on childrenandaids.org, analyse user analytics and keep site updated with upload of newest webinars and knowledge products
- Review membership of the Children and AIDS Community of Practice, map partners, identify and develop opportunities for increased engagement
- Assist in the smooth coordination and documentation of webinars and possibly future podcasts or videos
- Conduct ad hoc literature reviews and tool/template development as needed, to gather information across country and partner organizations
Benefits to Intern:
- This internship will complement current academic training and provide exposure to the global EMTCT, paediatric and adolescent HIV development agenda.
- The intern will expand existing skills in technical writing, organizational and communication experience, gain hands-on experience organizing global meetings and apply newly acquired research skills to identify pertinent and timely content for the website, community of practice, literature reviews and tool development.
This internship will provide the chance to test out potential career choices in the area of technical communication, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation and global public health, by gaining real-life experience in a culturally diverse international organization.
Minimum Requirements: (Standard for ALL internship advertisement):
Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school and has completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an undergraduate degree (if the candidate is 18 years old, this replaces the two-year bachelor’s completion requirement); or, Graduate Degree Program (i.e., Master’s, PhD). It should also state the expected graduation date. Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
- Copy of their 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
Education and language requirements:
- Currently enrolled in a graduate (Master’s) degree in the area of public/global health, medical anthropology, health communications/promotion, gender studies, social sciences or a related field;
- Excellent academic performance, as demonstrated by academic records;
- Excellent writing and organizational skills;
- Coursework or experience related to HIV programming is a distinct advantage;
- Knowledge of web content management systems and basic digital design is an advantage;
- Prior experience with technical and non-technical communication or advocacy is an advantage;
- Fluency in English is required
- Knowledge of another official UN language (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese) is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
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.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
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 include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.