1. PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) is looking for a part-time to full-time intern for Spring/Summer 2013. The position is in the Division of Human Resources, UNICEF New York Headquarters. The intern will learn about and participate in setting up a system to advocate for and monitor the implementation within UNICEF of the UN-wide policy on “Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) by UNICEF Staff and related Personnel”. S/he will also have the opportunity, through working as a member of the Division of Human Resources, to learn about various UNICEF initiatives and how the organization operates globally.
You can also consult the Terms of Reference here.
2. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
• Participate in awareness campaign for PSEA.
• Assist with PSEA projects/initiatives development and implementation.
• Provide monitoring and evaluation, and feedback mechanism on PSEA projects.
• Provide effective communication for project information dissemination through updating internal network via e-mails, updates, reports, presentations, and information analysis.
• Keep current on PSEA activities globally, such as following the work of umbrella organisations and documenting PSEA trainings and other relevant events around the world.
• Prepare agendas, minutes, briefings and debriefings for meetings.
• Carry out administrative duties such as arranging venues for meetings and other logistical aspects.
• Ad Hoc projects and assignments.
3. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, COMPETENCIES AND VALUES
The candidate should:
• Be enrolled in a graduate degree programme at an accredited institution, preferably in Human Resources Management, Law, Political Science, Communication, Education, Social Justice, Gender Studies, Public Health, Advocacy, or related fields.
• Fluency in English. Knowledge of one other UN working language an advantage (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).
• Analysis - Very good analytical skills and ability to synthesize concepts and material into clear and concise thoughts.
• Technical - Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent statistics analysis and reporting; excellent understanding of and knowledge of software such as but not limited to Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
• Communication - Effectively presents thoughts and ideas including complex technical concepts, in a clear, concise and readily understood manger, both verbally and in writing. Listens to and acknowledges others’ perspectives and views.
• Creating and Innovating - Creates innovative ways of designing projects or outputs and produces a range of solutions/approaches to problems or challenges.
• Flexibility - Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances.
• Drive for Results - Sets a high standard for quality of work, consistently achieves project goals, and focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners.
• Persuading and influencing - Promotes ideas on behalf of oneself or others and gains commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating.
• Working with People - Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Diversity and Inclusion - Treats all people with dignity and respect; shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, cultural and religious differences; challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace; encourages diversity wherever possible.
• Integrity - Maintains high ethical standards; takes clear ethical stands; keeps promises; immediately addresses untrustworthy or dishonest behavior; resists pressure in decision-making from internal and external sources; does not abuse power or authority.
• Commitment - Demonstrates commitment to UNICEF’s mission and to relevant projects; demonstrates the values of UNICEF in daily activities and behaviors; seeks out new challenges and responsibilities; promotes UNICEF’s cause.
4. DURATION AND HOURS
• Working hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (flexible based on agreement), minimum 3 days a week. Some telecommuting is possible.
• Duration: Minimum 3.5 months (possible extension to a maximum of 6 months), to start in mid May (candidate must be enrolled in a graduate degree program during the entire duration of the internship).
5. HOW TO APPLY
• Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Elicia Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “UNICEF Internship Application - PSEA”.
• Please also submit your application via the UNICEF Internship website: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_internship.html
• The application deadline is May 5, 2013. Applicants considered for the position will be asked to participate in a telephone interview.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.