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Programme Intern_UN Diversity Internship Programme (6 months), Chisinau, Moldova (for Moldova nationals/residents only)

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Contract type: Internship
Duty Station: Chisinau
Level: Internship
Location: Republic of Moldova
Categories: Child Protection, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

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, inclusion

UNICEF’s mission in Moldova is to make sure every child in the country is healthy, educated and safe from harm, therefore having the best start in life and a fair chance to reach her or his full potential and benefit from the country’s prosperity. We believe children have a right to live in a more equitable society, where their voices are heard, and needs met as a matter of priority in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

More information on what we do in Moldova is available at:

How can you make a difference? 

Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist, the Intern will: 

  • Conduct regular desk review and summary of existing analysis on situation of children/youth in Moldova to inform UNICEF programming;
  • Conduct field visits to monitor and report on UNICEF implemented activities;
  • Participate in internal and intersectoral meetings and draft agenda/minutes when necessary;
  • Support the collection of  data / figures and harmonization of monitoring and reporting tools;
  • Other duties as assigned by Mentor. 

Internship package and working conditions 

This is a part-time assignment for a 6 months period, with a flexible schedule estimated at 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday. UNICEF will ensure a suitable workplace within UNICEF premises in Chisinau. The incumbent will routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.  

The intern will be paid a monthly stipend, consistent to the number of hours worked. The intern may take up to 2.5 days per month off work for any reason, including for medical reasons. The quota is cumulative over the duration of the internship. The stipend will be reduced for any absence beyond this quota.

The intern will benefit from professional coaching and mentoring from the Programme Specialist, who will regularly communicate with the incumbent to provide feedback, guidance and all other necessary assistance to support the intern’s efforts in achieving the objectives of the assignment. The intern will be granted access to UNICEF’s online learning platform and guidance will be provided in the identification of relevant learning activities.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Eligibility requirements 

Completion of secondary education; being enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.

Minimum qualifications / skills

  • Good communication skills, sensitivity and high ethical standards; 
  • Good writing skills;
  • Multitasking skills, diligence and ability to work against deadlines;
  • Working knowledge of office practices such as filing, phones, computer operation, basic MS Office etc.;
  • Good command of English and Romanian, knowledge of Russian or other language relevant for Moldova is considered an asset.

Core Competencies 

  • Proven commitment to the core values of the United Nations; in particular, is respectful of differences of culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, language, age, HIV status, disability, sexual orientation, or other status;
  • Communication and collaboration skills, drive to achieve results;
  • Ability to work on computer using Microsoft Office, internet browsers and e-mail.

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.

Who can apply?

This internship position seeks to target youth and to offer opportunities to benefit from a professional experience with an UN agency.

Under-represented groups, primarily: persons with disabilities (of all types), people living with HIV, LGBTIQ people, ethno-linguistic minorities including ethnic Gagauz, Russians, Ukrainians, Bulgarians, Roma, people of African descent, religious and other minorities, other under-represented groups as well as women are encouraged to apply.

The interested candidates shall submit the following package of documents

  1. CV;
  2. Letter of motivation
  3. 1-2 recommendation letters, if available (from supervisor, teacher, colleagues or any other person who can describe your competencies); 
  4. Proof of medical insurance covering their time at the duty station;
  5. Information on the additional / special needs the person might have such as reasonable accommodation at the workplace, transportation, food or any other specific needs. 

For any questions or technical assistance, you can reach the HR Unit via email:

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 appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). 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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