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Internship, Child Protection (Social Work), Windhoek, Namibia

The intern will support the Namibia CO’s Child Protection Social Protection section in their duties and assist in the implementation of the sections 2018 work plan, in particular relating to human rights and child rights; through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical program information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the Child Protection Program within the Country Program.

  1. Purpose for the internship

The Child Protection Intern reports to the Child Protection Specialist for close guidance and supervision.

The intern will support the Namibia CO's Child Protection Social Protection section in their duties and assist in the implementation of the sections 2018 work plan, in particular relating to human rights and child rights; through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical program information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the Child Protection Program within the Country Program.

 II.                Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key accountabilities

  1. Support to program development and planning
  2. Support to program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support to program implementation
  4. Networking and partnership building

 In particular, the intern will undertake the following functions:

Provide assistance to the roll-out of regional training programmes on social work case management and development of case management tools, jointly with MGECW and US-CDC

  1. Provide assistance to the finalization and validation of updated Child Care and Protection Forum Guidelines;
  2. Provide assistance to the roll-out of SOPs for the Gender based Violence Protection Units
  3. Analyse administrative data from Ministry sources and compile regular analytical data sheets on current status on key child protection indicators 
  4. Conduct a desk review on available data on good practices to adequately care and respond to children living on the street in SADC and beyond, and provide a report with options and recommendations for MGECW, which cater to the Namibian context; 
  5. Provide administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the child protection programs/projects
  6. Writing and dissemination of minutes and reports;
  7. Assist with the logistics during workshops and meetings
  8. Join meetings with partners, including Permanent Task Force meetings and Technical Working Group meetings on case management. Support note-taking and record keeping at meetings and consultations;
  9. Assisting with the day-to-day duties of the CPSP Section.
  1. Competencies and level of proficiency required (based on UNICEF

Professional Competency Profiles)

 Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Learning and researching
  • Planning and organizing

 

 Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

Recent graduation from an undergraduate programme in Social Science (Social Work) 

Language Requirements:

Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Work Experience

  • Professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas desirable
  • Registration at the Psychology and Social Workers Board of Namibia
  • Proficiency in the use of Outlook and Office (especially Excel) is a requirement
     

 

The duration of the internship is 26 weeks, starting as soon as possible.

 

A monthly stipend of US$ 500 (corrected for exchange rate and provided in local currency) will be provided. In addition, costs for transport and DSA during field travel will be funded by UNICEF.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
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  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2018-02-09
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