Job vacancies

Want to join our journey to build a better life for every child? Explore current job opportunities with UNICEF Zambia

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Job opportunities

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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. We work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

UNICEF Zambia has about 100 staff members based in Lusaka who work in the areas of health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, WASH, child protection, education, social policy, communication, and operations (admin, finance, HR, ICT, supply). We are committed to providing equal opportunities in its employment policies, practices and procedures.

Please note that UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

UNICEF Zambia only accepts applications for advertised positions.

Volunteering and Internships

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UNICEF Zambia regularly have positions for interns and United Nations Volunteers (UNVs).

- Internships - Our internship programme is focused on current university students at certain universities in Zambia. By exposing students to the work of UNICEF, we hope to broaden their understanding of international development work. Their potential to contribute to UNICEF and its mandate during the internship and in their future professional activities is therefore significant. The process starts when one of our departments identifies a need for interns, and then our Human Resources colleagues work with Zambian universities with which we have established agreements. These are: The University of Zambia, Zambia Center for Accountancy studies, Evelyn Hon College, Copperbelt University, and Mulungushi University. The universities send us a selection of profiles to look at, according to agreed guidelines.

- UN Volunteers - You can contribute your time, skills and knowledge through volunteering with the UN, including with UNICEF Zambia. This is an opportunity to create positive impact and being a significant force for achieving peace and development. For more information on the scheme, visit the UNV global website.

Would you like to become a United Nations Volunteer in Zambia? To sign up, click on the link below and follow the instructions: