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Internship Opportunity: Program Assistant, Volunteer and Youth Engagement, UNICEF Thailand, Bangkok

Apply now Job no: 529112
Work type: Internship
Location: Thailand
Categories: 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 fulfil 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 better future

UNICEF Thailand Country Office works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

 

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking a qualified individual to plan and roll out volunteer engagement activities and support development of the youth engagement.

 

Purpose of Assignment:

The intern will help run the administration of the UNICEF Thailand volunteer programme and the U-Report platform.  In addition, the intern will assist in rolling out activities to further engage volunteers and youth supporters through polling, volunteering, campaigns promotion and events.

 

Work Assignment:

  1. Assist with the coordination and scheduling of supporters during activities.
  2. Ensure events logistics and outreach events are designed to deliver a positive experience for participating supporters.
  3. Assist with running U-Report polls.
  4. Respond to supporter inquiries in a timely and efficient manner.
  5. Coordinate supporter recognition activities.
  6. Assist with youth engagement activities; e.g. running online contests for youth supporters.
  7. Compile support data for analyses and information.
  8. Assist with general office duties including data entry, updating spreadsheets, creating meeting agendas and minutes.
  9. Assist in overseeing the budget for routine or special events.
  10. Assist with creating presentations for staff.
  11. Inventory supplies and reorders as necessary.
  12. Assists in preparing financial reports.
  13. Manage work orders and the service providers.

 

Duration of Assignment:  6 months starting February or March 2020 (maximum allowable 26 weeks).

 

Qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate within the past 2 years of a degree programme in an undergraduate or graduate school, preferably in Business Administration, Information Management, Public administration, Political Science, etc.
  • Have a good academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Be proficient in social media tools, and understand the principles of marketing and digital influencing.
  • Journalism experience a plus.
  • Proficient in English and Thai.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Thai Nationality.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.

 

Conditions of Intern:

  1. Expenses: Stipend according to UNICEF’s guideline is applicable.
  2. Health/Medical insurance: UNICEF accepts no responsibility for costs or fatality arising from illness or accidents incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises.  The intern must carry adequate and regular medical insurance.  The intern will be required to provide with a proof of medical insurance prior to commence work.
  3. Confidentiality. The intern is required to respect the confidentiality of information that s/he collect or is exposed to at UNICEF. No reports or papers may be published based on information obtained from UNICEF without the explicit written authorization by the Head of Office or Division Director.
  4. Impartiality. The intern is required to respect the impartiality and independence required of UNICEF and will not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to UNICEF.
  5. Employment Prospects. There is no expectance of employment at the end of the internship.

 

Provision of Supervising and Monitoring:

The intern will work under the supervision of Program Officer, Volunteer Engagement Unit. 

 

Location:

The intern will work from his/her premise and will periodically visit UNICEF premises for the analysis work.

 

How to apply:

Interested individuals are requested to submit the following documents no later than 27 January 2020:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • A completed UN Personal History Form (P-11)

         Download File FORM P11.doc

  • Two letters of recommendation by the former employer and/or university
  • A copy of transcript

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

 

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

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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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