About UNICEF: Employment

Internship posting, UN and Intergovernmental Affairs, Governance, UN and Multilateral Affairs, New York Headquarters

Duration:  7 October – 20 December 2013

Purpose: To assist UNIA in the work related to the girl child resolution in particular the support to the secretariat of SADC (Southern African Development Community) during the negotiations of the resolution.

Duties and responsibilities:
o Attend the negotiation meetings on the girl child resolution and capture the submissions from delegations.
o Compile the in-puts, prepare notes and meeting summaries as directed by SADC secretariat.
o Support UNIA in coordinating UNICEF’s in-puts from various divisions.
o Other tasks to be assigned, as appropriate, according to the intern’s interest, including ad hoc covering and reporting back on relevant intergovernmental and/or interagency meetings.

Qualifications & Competencies Required:
- Education: University degree in international relations, social sciences, law or related field. Study/experience in human rights and related work would be an asset.
- Proven ability to synthesize information and communicate it simply and effectively.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in English required.
- Ability to operate in a diplomatic environment, using tact and judgment.
- Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
- Knowledge of office computer systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research.
- Experience in negotiation and advocacy an asset.
- Understanding of UNICEF’s mandate is a must, UNICEF experience an asset

UNICEF will not pay for services as an intern and all the expenses connected with these services must be borne by the intern. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

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 enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start his/her work with UNIA/GMA.

Living Conditions and Working Environment:
The intern will work in UNICEF House New York attending meetings at and around the UN. S/he will work with the UNIA Team and report to the Senior Advisor for Africa.  S/he is not expected to travel during the assignment.

Aichatou Diawara-Flambert, Senior Advisor, UN & Intergovernmental Affairs, UNIA/GMA

Application process:
Interested interns will need to submit the following documentation to: sabualsoud@unicef.org
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
The deadline for applications will be Monday 30 September 2013. UNIA/GMA will review the applications and schedule a phone interview with the shortlisted candidates.
If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the UNICEF form on conditions regarding service as an intern.



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