National Internship Programme - Data Capturers (x4) for the R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 months

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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, NUTRITION.

Health | UNICEF South Africa

UNICEF South Africa, there for every child. We believe that ensuring a child is happy and healthy begins before birth: from ensuring their mother has access to good health care to reaching adulthood as a healthy, empowered and informed young person of the next generation. This journey relies on every child having access to quality health care, good nutrition, education, and growing up in a safe environment free from violence.

Since 1995, South Africa has made substantial progress in transforming its health sector, making primary healthcare services available to millions who were previously denied access. Yet access to healthcare remains a challenge, with vital healthcare interventions not reaching the areas and people that need them.

South Africa’s HIV burden and vulnerability is complicated by high levels of malnutrition and obesity. More than a third of children under five are suffering from under-nutrition or are overweight. Food scarcity, feeding infrequency and a lack of dietary diversity are serious impediments to healthy levels of child nutrition.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF South Africa is hiring four (4) interns for a three-month period. The internships will be housed at the National Department of Health, Food Control Directorate in Pretoria. The interns' tasks and deliverables will include briefing and consultative meetings with the technical managers within the Directorate and other stakeholders that the interns may be required to engage with. In this role, the interns will work under the supervision of the UNICEF Nutrition Manager. This role presents a unique and significant opportunity for a qualified, motivated, and committed individual. The four interns will be expected to perform the function of Data Capturers to assist the Department of Health with capturing and collation of comments received on the R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations. They will be required to:

  • Create a database of all the commentators as a numerical index.
  • Assess and consider substantive comments on the R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations for capturing in the provided Template 1.
  • Collate substantive comments in line with the different sections of the R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations using the provided Template 2.
  • Capture and collate, according to sections of the draft regulations, questions received by commentators onto the provided Template 3.
  • Perform other tasks that may be required in relation to R3337 Draft Labelling Regulations.

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

  • A first level Degree or Diploma in Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Sciences, Public Health, Medicine, Law, International Relations, or any other relevant qualification
  • No more than 2 years as a graduate
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft office packages
  • Excellent understanding and command of English at the native level
  • Plain English writing and editing skills
  • A copy of your South African Identification Card (ID)
  • No immediate relatives (e.g., father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office

Interns are required to demonstrate proof of medical insurance prior to the beginning of the internship.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, 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. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable graduates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

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