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Internship for Child Protection programme ( Bhutanese national only)

Thimphu

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Thimphu
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

The UNICEF Bhutan Country Office is seeking to recruit an intern to support the Child Protection Section in the area of Justice for Children for 4 months (1 February – 31 May 2023).

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, access to all rights

The UNICEF Bhutan Country Office is seeking to recruit an intern to support the Child Protection Section in the area of Justice for Children for 4 months (1 February – 31 May 2023).

How can you make a difference? 

The UNICEF Bhutan Country Office is seeking to recruit an intern to support the Child Protection Section in the area of Justice for Children for 4 months (1 February – 31 May 2023).

Description of duties:

Justice for children is an important component of the UNICEF Bhutan Country Office within the Child Protection Programme. So far UNICEF’s engagement with the Justice Sector has been through the Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI), the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) and Nazhoen Lamtoen on strengthening the legislative framework for children in conflict with the law (CICL) and enhancing the capacities of service providers to support the needs of CICL and children who come in contact with the law.

For UNICEF Bhutan, strengthening all components of the child protection system, including the justice mechanisms, to operate in the best interest of children is a key priority. This includes improving the quality of justice services, facilitating access to justice services to address child protection and child rights violations, and supporting the Government to comply with its domestic and international obligations.

In 2023, continuing with the work on Justice for Children, UNICEF will be:

  • Supporting the Legal Aid Centre in improving access to legal aid for children, women and vulnerable people;
  • Working with RBP and Nazhoen Lamtoen to implement programmes on the diversion of CICL and enhance services for children in the Youth Rehabilitation and Development Centre (YRDC);
  • Working with JSWL School to develop the summer school programme on justice for children; legal aid and creating awareness on laws for children
  • Working with the NCWC in implementation of the CEDAW and CRC concluding observations
  • Working with the OAG on revision of child related legislations.

Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Officer, the intern will: 

  1. Support the development of awareness programme on legal aid and related materials.
  2. Support the development of an action plan for the implementation of CRC and CEDAW concluding observations for NCWC.
  3. Support the development of diversion programmes and services in Youth Rehabilitation and Development Centre under the RBP.
  4. Contribute to the development of action plan for implementation of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  5. Contribute to the review of the child protection legislations.
  6. Support the strengthening of the justice for children workforce and its interaction with the social service workforce for child protection.
  7. Contribute to developing project proposals and preparation of reports
  8. Support other programme activities related to child protection as required by the supervisor.

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

  • The applicant must be in the final year of graduation or completed the university degree
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Be proficient in English both written and verbal.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority to which the intern will report to.
  • Intern shall be entitled to all the benefits as provided by UNICEF Rules and Regulations.

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.

[add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]

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.

Remarks:  

If you are interested for this internship, please upload following documents through the link provided:

1. Motivation letter for the internship

2. Brief Curriculum vitae

3. Any recommendation letters if you have

4. Any other achievement you had during your college or schooling period.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

This vacancy is now closed.
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