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UNICEF Ethiopia Internship: Education Intern (2 positions), Full-time, 6 months, Mekelle & Shire, Ethiopia (for Tigray region residents only)

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Contract type: Internship
Duty Station: Mekelle
Level: Internship
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Nutrition

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 future

Approximately 2.4 million children have been out of school across the Tigray Region for over nearly two years due to Covid-19 pandemic and year-long conflict. Over this period, children have not accessed any form of learning, likely causing irreversible learning losses, and further contributing to unequal access to education. At the same time, children faced an increased risk of sexual and gender-based violence, child marriage and early pregnancy, recruitment into armed forces, child labor and malnutrition. With the peace process in Tigray, the Regional Education Bureau (REB) and Ministry of Education have prioritized reopening schools after remaining closed for about two years.

Under the overall supervision of Education Specialist (P3) in Mekelle Education Specialist (NOB) in Shire, UNICEF is seeking two interns for the Tigray Field office to be based in Mekelle and Shire. The intern(s) will be supporting the education programme to monitor and plan for the school reopening process by collecting data collection on the status of schools, adherence to safe school reopening guidelines and minimum standards of the REB, and monitoring UNICEF interventions with a focus on school reconstruction, rehabilitation and repair and maintenance interventions across the region. The intern(s) may also support research on issues related to barriers to education (or another relevant area related to the UNICEF education programme and an area of the candidates studies) and will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with the WASH, child protection, nutrition and health sections to identify areas of inter-sectoral needs or areas for collaboration between the UNICEF programmes.

How can you make a difference? 

The intern will support delivery of the following key deliverables.

Monitoring of school-based education interventions

  • Make periodic visit to schools to monitor and assess Education programme implemented by UNICEF partners and contractors
  • Develop monitoring tools and conduct visits to oversee the school rehabilitation interventions (with support from the Information Management Specialist)
  • Conduct programme visits and monitor the emerging education needs
  • Closely monitor and update school reopening status
  • Provide support to UNICEF Education team in conducting consultation meetings with stakeholders, adolescents and young people on different programmatic issues
  • Identify opportunities to partner with youth associations and universities for proramme issues including mental health and psycho-social support, environmental sustainability, mine risk education and engagement of out of school adolescents and young people.
  • Support and propose research ideas/assessments on barriers to education for vulnerable groups (including but not limited to children with a disability, displaced children and unaccompanied and separated minors)

 Knowledge management

  • Support maintain and updating education data and information about schools
  • Maintain and update the school reopening matrix
  • Support education specialist in documentation of best practices, lesson learnt and challenges for education programme intervention in Tigray
  • Support in documentation of education interventions
  • Support planning and documentation of back to school campaigns
  • Support knowledge management through data collection and analysis
  • Provide translation services as and when required
  • Provide administrative support to education unit at the UNICEF Tigray Field office as and when required.

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

  • He or she should be enrolled at a university in Ethiopia at the undergraduate or graduate level or be a recent graduate (within the past two years) in education, social science, civil engineering, or a related field is required.
  • Candidates that were enrolled in full time university studies in Tigray for a first (bachelor’s) degree prior to 2020 and who would have graduated in 2020, 2021 or 2022 in normal circumstances, are eligible. This covers all students who were enrolled and had their schooling interrupted. Please make a note of these details in your application cover letter, if applicable
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • Fluency in English is required.

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.

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