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Internship : Planning and Results Reporting, Director’s Office, DRP – New York HQ, Requisition #517753

Apply now Job no: 517753
Work type: Internship
Location: United States
Categories: Statistics and Monitoring, Internship

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, a hope….

UNICEF’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and associated Results Framework lay out the organizational priorities and key results commitments made to UNICEF’s Executive Board. The main vehicle for reporting on those commitments is the Executive Director’s Annual Report, for which data is collected via multiple channels, both internal and external to UNICEF. There are five major goal areas in the Strategic Plan and a vision for how change strategies and an enabling environment will help the organisation deliver results. All of these are linked to concrete indicators and targets. It is the responsibility of the Deputy Director’s Office to plan and coordinate UNICEF’s reporting on the commitments made to the Executive Board

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Planning Specialist, the intern will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the planning process for the preparation of the Executive Director’s Annual Report and associated processes. The role includes providing support to processes related to the collection of data (e.g. through strategic monitoring questions (SMQs) to country offices), the provision of guidance and support to country offices, quality assurance, reporting and results visualisation.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Reviewing indicator meta-data and ensuring coordination of required inputs for the completion of indicator methodology sheets
  • Supporting quality control of technical guidance to country offices to ensure clarity and consistency
  • Setting up intranet guidance site for country offices
  • Supporting the development of training materials and the preparation of webinars for country offices
  • Contributing to monitoring country office reporting
  • Contributing to designing a new reporting format
  • Work on visualising global and regional results in PowerBI
  • Support the development of the DRP sharepoint site, including results visualisation
  • Assist in tracking data collection and quality assurance process of Strategic Plan indicator data
  • Assist in conducting the preliminary analysis of SMQ results

Benefits to Intern:
The intern will gain valuable insight into every facet of UNICEF’s work given the cross-divisional nature of the annual reporting process and will apply theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analysing and presenting technical information, while learning organisational rules, regulations and procedures to support UNICEF’s annual results report processes.

Location: UNICEF New York HQ.

Duration: This will be a part time or full-time internship (depending on the availability of the candidate) for a period of 3 months.

In accordance with the internal standard operating procedure, interns are paid a stipend of US $1,500 per month for full-time work, subject to availability of funds. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern’s service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start his/her work. If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the relevant UNICEF forms on conditions regarding service as an intern.

Living Conditions and Working Environment:
The intern will work at UNICEF House, New York.  S/he will work with the Policy Section and report to the supervisor of this internship.  S/he is not expected to travel out of this duty station during the assignment. A flexible workspace will be provided. The intern will be expected to participate in Section's meetings, as well as other UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a regular basis.


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will …

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Have excellent communications skills, especially written communications, facilitation skills, and ability to interact in an international and culturally diverse environment.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Be proficient in quantitative data management
  • Be able to work confidently in Microsoft Excel
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.

In order to be considered, an Intern must attach the following documents with their application:

  • If currently enrolled: Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate 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. 
  • If recently graduated (recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion): Proof of graduation date.
  • Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance
  • Copy of personal identification document (ID)
  • One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address
  • Please complete this Download File Questionnaire for Inernship - Director's Office.docx and attach with your application

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here.

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

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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