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Internship: Archiving of MICS related data Processing Programmes and Products, D & A Section, DRP - NYHQ, Requisition #515038

New York City (United States of America)

Intern is expected to support the work on the preparations of the MICS surveys metadata through the utilization of IHSN Toolkit (http://www.ihsn.org/software/ddi-metadata-editor). Introduction to the IHSN Toolkit and its components will be provided by UNICEF HQ MICS Team. Access to the survey related materials will be granted on UNICEF HQ Premises.

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.

UNICEF plays a critical role in monitoring the situation of children and women in the world and for reporting on progress toward internationally set goals such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the World Fit for Children (WFFC) goals and UNICEF’s Strategic Plan (SP) targets. To support the global monitoring, UNICEF maintains a series of global databases on key indicators, assists countries in collecting necessary data through the UNICEF-supported Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), and conducts statistical analyses of the data for global reporting purposes.

For every child, a hope….

Intern is expected to support the work on the preparations of the MICS surveys metadata through the utilization of IHSN Toolkit (http://www.ihsn.org/software/ddi-metadata-editor).  Introduction to the IHSN Toolkit and its components will be provided by UNICEF HQ MICS Team. Access to the survey related materials will be granted on UNICEF HQ Premises.

How can you make a difference?

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Create metadata archives for the MICS3, MICS4, MICS5 and MICS6 surveys to be used to assist the work of further analysis of MICS data.
  • Support the archiving process, including review of the available material, systematic and harmonized storage of relevant documents, datasets and programs, as well as the preparation of MICS survey archives through the utilization of IHSN archiving toolkit.

Benefits to Intern:

  • This internship provides a great opportunity to potential candidate who shows interest in statistics and data analysis, presenting them with the chance to get familiar with data collection and analysis methodology applied in Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys.
  • Successful intern will be given the opportunity to develop simple analysis algorithms, produce MICS survey result tables and get acquainted with all survey related documents by working on developments of survey archives. By participating in aforementioned activities, intern will gain high proficiency skills and practical knowledge in order to further pursue their career goals.

Location: UNICEF New York HQ.

Duration: This will be a full-time internship for 4 months.

Salary/Payment:
In accordance with the internal standard operating procedure, interns are paid a stipend of US $1,500 per month for full-time work, subject to availability of funds. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

Insurance:
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. If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the relevant UNICEF forms on conditions regarding service as an intern.

Living Conditions and Working Environment:
The intern will work at UNICEF House, New York.  S/he will report to the supervisor of this internship.  S/he is not expected to travel out of this duty station during the assignment. A flexible workspace will be provided. The intern will be expected to participate in Section's meetings, as well as other UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a regular basis.

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

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or have graduated within two years in programme relevant to Mathematics, Statistics or Demography.
  • Excellent academic performance, as demonstrated by academic records
  • Strong skills in data analysis, interpretation of findings, and presentation of results;
  • Excellent project management, time management and communication skills;
  • Previous experience working with data from household surveys is desirable
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

In order to be considered, an Intern MUST attach the following documents with their application:

  • Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate school and has completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an undergraduate degree (if the candidate is 18 years old, this replaces the two-year bachelor’s completion requirement); or, Graduate Degree Program (i.e., Master’s, PhD). It should also state the expected graduation date.  Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
  • Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance
  • Copy of Identification Card (ID)
  • One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here.

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

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Population matters (trends and census)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-12

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