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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Ghor
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-18

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Internship Opportunity - with Administration Section (Initial Three Months up to a Maximum of Six Months) - for Afghan Nationals Only, based in Ghor - Afghanistan


This is an internship opportunity with the Administration Unit based in UNICEF Ghor. The intern will be working closely with the Programme Officer and will manage a variety of admin tasks as detailed below.

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.

For every child, early moments matter

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

And we never give up.

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. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office. 

We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification - the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.

UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Work for UNICEF:

Key Duties and Tasks:

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, the intern will:

  • Assist with collecting required administrative data
  • Assist with data entry and record management of administration data
  • Assist with tagging of assets and related paperwork/filing for inventory management
  • Assist in preparing supporting documents for petty cash billings
  • Assist with maintenance of staff attendance record and leave forms
  • Assist with administering stationery and supplies log sheet
  • Assist in compiling lists of local sources of procurement, contacts local vendors for price quotations, preparing summary of bids including information on price and conditions of offer.
  • Assist in maintaining manual and automated procurement files and records; providing purchase information to receiving and inventory staff; maintains procurement supply and vendor reference.
  • Assist in preparing stocks/receiving/dispatch/Goods-in-Transit reports on regular basis, review data accuracy. Ensure transactions get completed within an approved time - frame
  • Other duties as assigned by Administrative Associate.

To qualify as a champion you will have:

Education: Current enrolment in, or recent graduation from an undergraduate or Master's programme within the last two years in Business Administration or Economics is required.

Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.

Language: Fluency in English as well as Pashto/Dari is required.


  • Effective communication and organization skills
  • Computer literate with e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills

For every Child, you demonstrate

  • Respect for and adherence to UNICEF core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills and capacity to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
  • Interest in learning and researching, gathering comprehensive information to support decision making.

Conditions of Intern:

  • Expenses: Please note that Internships at UNICEF are unpaid. However a small stipend may be available inclusive of transport cost.
  • Health/Medical insurance: Intern is required to hold valid health/accident insurance. UNICEF accepts no responsibilities for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises.
  • Employment: There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

How to apply:

  • If you recognize yourself from the above and wish to make a difference for every child; you are requested to apply through this online system by 10 April 2019.  When you apply, please attach the following:
    • your CV and a cover letter in English to state the majors/areas of your study and the reason for application;
    • include two letters of recommendation (can be from employers, internships, university professor, etc.)
    • attach a proof of excellent academic performance/transcript through recent university or institution records.
    • provide proof of medical and life insurance.

Only qualified applicants will be short-listed and notified for further screening and interview.  

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.






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