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RE-ADVERTISEMENT | UNICEF In-person Internship (or home-based on exception) with Inter-Agency and Humanitarian Partnerships (IAHP) section - Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Geneva, Switzerland. 6 months March - August

Apply now Job no: 558740
Contract type: Internship
Duty Station: Geneva
Level: Internship
Location: Switzerland
Categories: Communication, Partnerships, Knowledge Management

**This is a re-advertisement in order to expand the candidate pool. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application will be duly considered.**

 

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, Hope

UNICEF’s areas of work include Child protection, Child survival, Education, Emergencies, Social policy, Gender, Supply and logistics, research, evidence, analysis and innovations. Although the world has made tremendous progress in advancing the rights and improving the lives of children over the past few decades, persistent inequities and lack of opportunity continue to endanger the lives and futures of millions of children around the world. Persistent risks like humanitarian emergencies and extreme poverty, climate change and environmental degradation make vulnerable children even more vulnerable.

The IA&HP team strengthens and develops humanitarian partnerships. The IA&HP supports UNICEF’s active participation in the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) at both Principals, OPAG, and Emergency Director levels.  The section provides substantive guidance and coordinates institutional contributions to the IASC systemwith designated focal points throughout the organization.

IAHP manages bilateral collaboration and dialogue with UN agencies in Geneva (ex. UNHCR, IOM), as well as WFP and OHCHR. This includes global Memoranda of Understanding with selected key agencies as well as the inter-agency dialogue on implementation of emergency reform processes, the Grand Bargain and follow-up to the Summit for Refugees and Migrants, including the two related Compacts (GCR & GCM). 

IAHP forms part of an inter-agency collaboration to build capacity for preparedness, resilience, and to systematically support these areas at country level.. The Section is also the focal point for the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) partnership, for ad hoc inter-agency preparedness initiatives (Projects with OFDA, UNITAR), for the IASC Reference Group on Risk Analysis, Early Warning and Preparedness, and the work around the Index for Risk Management – INFORM.

In addition, IA&HP strengthens the contribution of EMOPS to fostering effective operational alliances with NGOs and the IFRC. Cooperation will be fostered through regular consultations with these partners and engagement on substantive issues to bring EMOPS’ work closer to children, enhance engagement with frontline responders and enhance operational work The team also develops and manages partnerships with 30 stand-by partner organizations as well as the deployment of flexible, qualified external emergency surge capacity for programmatic and cluster support roles.

SUPERVISION

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of IAHP section’s Partnerships Specialist (BCR project) and provide additional support to Chief of Inter-Agency and Humanitarian Partnerships section.

How can you make a difference?

The incumbent’s tasks with a focus on partnership engagement, knowledge management and data, learning and communications, shall include, inter alia:

  • Partnership engagement including support country and regional-offices on business engagement strategy co-design with UN sister agencies and private sector engagement initiatives, government, civil society and businesses/ business networks
  • Knowledge management and data including administration of the internal collaboration and communication websites/online platforms for the Inter-Agency and Humanitarian Partnerships team and its various projects in close liaison with ICT team.
  • Evidence, Learning and Communities of Practice including documentation of partnership journeys and capture of lessons and good practices
  • Communications including co-authoring of content such as news, articles and social media that share insights and knowledge that has been generated.
  • Analysis of key challenges that have been faced during the work with the teams and suggestions to UNICEF’s Offices of Emergency Operations on how to manage in the future.

Required qualifications/skills:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years in Political Science, International Affairs, International Development, Data Sciences, Communications or other relevant field;
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other UN language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is an asset.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and Have no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to.​​​​​​​
  • Additional consideration will be given for any past experience. 

Desirable qualifications and skills:

  • Flexibility, teamwork skills, professional and personal integrity;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience in organizing events or conferences;
  • Research, data analysis, data visualization and information management skills using software packages and database sets;
  • Experience in preparing communication materials;
  • Experience in managing social media accounts, producing content and analyzing trends;
  • Very good knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point; Knowledge of InDesign or graphics design software;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint and Zoom including conferencing

What the intern will learn

  • Understanding of the UN systems and process;
    Overview of the NGO/civil society landscape and business engagement and UNICEF’s relationships with NGOs and with the private sector;
  • Exposure to wide range of issues, affecting women, children and young people;
    Internal processes and inter-divisional collaboration in a large humanitarian organisation;
    Inter-agency and cross-sectoral collaboration in a humanitarian context;
  • Working in a multicultural and multilingual team.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Duration: The selected candidate will undertake the full-time role for 6 months.

Location: Selected interns will be working full-time in Geneva, and will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for interns. Working hours at the duty station are from 9 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. Geneva time.

Visa: The intern will be responsible for obtaining any visa required for them to travel to, live, and work in Switzerland; though the IAHP section will offer guidance on how to complete this process. No visa/travel will be required should the internship opportunity be exceptionally modified to become remote internship/home-based.

Stipend: In accordance to UNICEF's guidelines, selected intern will be provided a monthly stipend to cover the duration of the candidate’s internship. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

Insurance: For Geneva-based interns, 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 enrollment in a health/accident plan with coverage in Switzerland prior to starting his/her internship. Interns are subject to Swiss Law on Medical Insurance (LAMal) and will be required to enroll into a Swiss insurance under LAMal scheme as soon as they receive their Legitimation Card or to request an exemption from LAMal office provided that their insurance is equivalent to or has a better coverage than an insurance under LAMal scheme. More details will be communicated to the selected candidate in due time.

Mandatory Courses: Selected interns will be requested to complete online mandatory courses prior to commencement of the internship.

Equipment: UNICEF will provide IT equipment to the selected candidate as this is an in-person internship. Should the internship opportunity be exceptionally modified to become a remote/home-based internship, UNICEF will not provide IT equipment, nor will cover internet connectivity costs; the interns are expected to use their own equipment and have access to internet.

Leave: Interns may take up to 2.5 days per month off work for any reason, including for medical reasons. The stipend will be reduced for any absence beyond this quota. The quota is cumulative over the duration of the internship, but there will be no compensation or carry-over to another appointment for unused leave days at the end of the internship.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to apply online and submit the following documents:

  • Resume;
  • Cover Letter stating availability and motivation;
  • Recent university or institution records certificate (or a reference letter from the academic supervisor confirming a strong performance should the records certificate not be available at this stage); and
  • P11 form (the P11 can be downloaded from here: https://www.unicef.org/careers/documents/p11-form) or duly completed online application profile

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), 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

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.

Remarks:

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. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to selected candidates who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.

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