National Intern for Knowledge Management on the Integrated Social Services (ISS) Initiative, for ONLY Ghanaian Nationals

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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, Protection

In Ghana, UNICEF cooperates with the Government and other partners to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to ensure equitable access to quality social services, and to expand children’s opportunities to reach their full potential.

With offices in Accra and Tamale, the UNICEF team seeks to achieve results in strategic programme areas. The overall goal is for every child to survive and thrive, to live in a safe and clean environment, to learn, to be protected from violence and exploitation, and to have an equitable chance in life. The current Country Programme of cooperation is aligned with the Government priorities, the UN Sustainable Development Partnership (UNSDP) and Key Results for Children (KRCs) in the West and Central African Region (immunization, nutrition, learning outcomes, ending violence and open defecation). UNICEF main strategies include evidence-based advocacy, system strengthening, integrated programming across sectors, emergency preparedness and response, and innovation.

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How can you make a difference?

The national intern will support the child protection team in Accra in developing communications, advocacy and training materials for Social Service providers in Ghana. Key activities will be:

  • Help produce ISS communication materials such as human-interest stories and photo stories from ISS districts. This includes working with the ISS in districts to collect, follow-up on, edit, and design stories before they are approved and published by the UNICEF Communications team.
  • Support in monthly quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis from ISS districts and sectors.
  • Carrying out data cleaning from district reports to the improve quality of data.
  • Support the synthesis and design of ISS data from reports for purposes of communication and advocacy for various audiences
  • Support the scripting and production of multimedia content including video tutorials, flyers and one-pagers on various tools and frameworks such as inter alia the Intersectoral Standard Operating Procedures for Child Protection and Family Welfare (ISSOPs) and the Social Welfare Information Management System (SWIMS)
  • Support dissemination of communications and training materials with various stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Support logistical arrangements and documentation of ISS capacity-building and stakeholders’ workshops
  • Observe and support in-field monitoring and coaching activities as required

Expected Deliverables

  1. Production of Human Interest Stories and Photo Stories on various aspects of the ISS
  2. Design short briefs based on ISS mid-term review report
  3. Compilation of ISS Activity Reports from 2021 and 2022

Supervision and Reporting Arrangement

The intern will be coached and closely supervised by the Child Protection Officer (NOB) with support from the Child & Social Protection Officer at the UNICEF Accra Office. The intern will work in close collaboration with the Social Protection, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Communication teams. At the end of the internship, the intern and supervisor must complete the respective internship evaluation forms.

Payment and Payment Schedule

The Intern will receive monthly stipend as per Ghana Country Office internal guideline. This amount will be pro-rated accordingly for any uncompleted month of work.

Note: This is not applicable for interns receiving stipends from governmental or non-governmental bodies (including private sector) whether recruited from outside the duty station or not. UNICEF office should pay the difference between UNICEF’s stipend and the amount provided by external institutions if UNICEF’s stipend is more.

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

  • Proof of enrolment in an undergraduate, graduate or advanced programme in a Reference letter from school confirming student requires internship OR an up-to date university transcript or Statement of result/certificate evidencing completion of a degree within the last two years (if applicable).
  • Academic background in Social Sciences, particularly Sociology, Social Work, Human Rights, Gender Studies, Public Policy, Mass Communications or related areas.
  • Previous experience in storytelling and producing engaging written accounts/narratives on sensitive issues.
  • Previous experience in undertaking communications and advocacy activities on social issues related to children and/or gender-based violence will be considered an asset
  • Previous experience or skills in multimedia production such as infographic design, videography, photography and use of relevant editing software (e.g., FCP, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, etc.) will be considered a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) and/or local language(s) is an asset.
  • Experience working in rural Ghana, and knowledge of development landscape in the country or in similar context acceptable.

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.

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 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.


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

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. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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