National intern/volunteer for adolescent participation and development (unpaid), Belarus

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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.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the YAD Specialist , Adolescent Development Officer and Volunteer Engagement Consultant, the intern will gain knowledge in project management on adolescent participation and development and contribute to the strengthening and implementation of adolescent participation component of Youth and Adolescent Development Section.

Full TOR is attached here TOR (National) Intern for YAD Section F for adv.pdf

Specific objectives

  • Provide support and coordination to the functioning of Adolescent Advisory Council, incl. communication with its members, preparation of regular working meetings, follow-up on the implementation of the working plan.
  • Liaise with the network of 44 adolescent parliaments/councils within CAFC Platform and ensuring their participation in relevant online and offline activities supported by UNICEF (e.g. online courses on u-platform.by, National CAFC Forum, systematization exercise, climate change advocacy, etc.).

  • Support the network of 44 adolescent parliaments/councils within CAFC Platform on their usage of u-platform.by and on the creation of content for u-platform.by, including but not limited to updates of pages of parliaments/councils/resource centers (sections on activities, composition, team)/UNICEF volunteers, articles about organized events, announcements of future events, etc.

  • Provide support and advise to adolescent teams participating in UPSHIFT training throughout the year.

  • Support the network of peer support volunteers of the YFHCs and engagement of UNICEF volunteers.

Main activities

Adolescent Advisory Council (AAC)

  • Communication with AAC members is supported through a Telegram chat.
  • Support in the preparation of regular monthly working meetings is provided.
  • Updates on the implementation of the AAC working plan are collected regularly.
  • Support in the AAC engagement in the climate change advocacy

Adolescent parliaments/councils (APs)

  • Communication with APs members is supported through a Telegram chat.
  • Support on APs participation in relevant online and offline activities is provided.
  • Support to APs on the creation of content for u-platform.by is provided.
  • Support in the APs engagement in the climate change advocacy

U-platform.by

  • Feedback on u-platform.by functioning (incl. Moodle web and mobile functionality, registration procedures, etc.) is collected regularly.
  • Parental consent forms of adolescents whose contacts are provided at u-platform.by are updated regularly.

UPSHIFT

  • In case of any ongoing questions on behalf of adolescent teams participating in UPSHIFT training, they are addressed regularly or referred to the relevant person.

Peer support volunteers of YFHCs

  • Creation of Telegram chat and constant communication with Peer support volunteers of YFHCs .
  • Participation in the online and offline events organized by peer support volunteers
  • Report on the Peer support volunteers of YFHCs activities implementation, challenges and needed support .

UNICEF volunteers (UV)

  • Update the pages of UV, posting information and coordination of UV engagement in UNICEF activities through u-platform.by.
  • Support the implementation of the annual work plan for UV and coordination of the activities implementation and participants feedback, including the climate change advocacy.
  • Participation in the online and offline events with the engagement of UV
  • Support reporting on the implementation of the UV work plan, challenges, course correction and follow up actions on quarterly basis.

Duration and Place of work

The duration of the internship is 6 months with possibility of extension.

The incumbent will be based in Minsk and be available for 5 part time working days per week. The approx. amount of working hours per week will be 10-15 hours(2-3 hours per day) .

Supervision, Feedback and Reporting

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the YAD Specialist and Adolescent Development Officer, Volunteer Engagement Consultant. All the activities under this ToR are realized in cooperation with the YAD section. If the intern meets required deliverables and shows dedication and outstanding work, he\she can receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from the organization.

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

  • National of Belarus.
  • Fluency in English, Russian and Belarusian is essential, both writing and speaking.
  • University degree or in the last years of university with a focus in International Relations, Public Relations, Social/Human/Language Sciences or other related fields.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form and to produce reports in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team in an international, multicultural and interdisciplinary environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Knowledge and skills in project management will be an asset.
  • Excellent writing, research and analytical skills.
  • Experience with UNICEF activities (e.g. UPSHIFT, CAFC, UNICEF volunteer) will be an asset.

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.

PROCESS FOR APPLICATION

Please submit your application in English on-line with CV (2 A4 pages max) and cover letter (1 A4 page max) explaining your interest in the internship by March 21, 2022, 23:55 (Minsk time).

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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