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Internship - knowledge management and results reporting, Child Protection Section, PD - NYHQ, Requisition #528074

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Logistics
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-06

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Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, CPSS/VAC and with guidance from other colleagues on the team, the intern will support specific tasks related to documentation review, reporting knowledge management and other assigned tasks as need, on programmes related to violence against children/child protection systems strengthening.

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.

Background:

Violence against children, from birth to adolescence, occurs every day, everywhere. It takes many forms, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, sexual exploitation, neglect or deprivation. Violence occurs in many settings, including the home, school, community, care and justice systems and over the Internet. Similarly, a wide range of perpetrators commit violence against children including family members, intimate partners, teachers, neighbors, strangers and other children. An estimated 120 million girls and 73 million boys have been victims of sexual violence, and almost one billion children are subjected to physical punishment on a regular basis. Preventing and responding to violence and abuse is essential to ensuring children’s rights to survival, growth and development and is central to UNICEF work. To address violence against children, UNICEF collaborates with diverse partners, invests in data and evidence, and builds child protection systems for prevention and response.  Worldwide, 120 UNICEF country offices support national efforts to build national child protection systems for violence prevention and response. 

The core areas for violence prevention and response include the following:

  • Building national agendas to prevent and respond to violence against children
  • Building evidence on the prevalence, manifestations and consequences of violence in children’s lives
  • Strengthening service delivery for violence prevention and response through social welfare, justice health, and education sectors
  • Shifting social norms on violence related issues through social norms/communications for development initiatives;

Thematic areas of special interest include:

  • Violence in schools
  • Online violence/online child sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Parenting programmes that include a component that addresses violence

Documenting these efforts is critical for developing a better understanding of scope and reach of UNICEF efforts and strengthening prevention and response action across sectors.

Purpose of the internship position:

Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, CPSS/VAC and with guidance from other colleagues on the team, the intern will support specific tasks related to documentation review, reporting knowledge management and other assigned tasks as need, on programmes related to violence against children/child protection systems strengthening.

Specific Tasks:

  1. Conduct a review and analysis of country office annual reports on the topic of violence against children:
  1. Collect country reports and conduct initial keyword search
  2. Synthesize information into a matrix agreed with CPSS/VAC team
  3. Analyze results in order to produce insights into country efforts to address violence against children across sectors (such as education, social welfare, justice and health)
  4. Work with CP Senior Advisor and report writer to draft materials for Thematic Report on Child Protection
  1. Support development of document depository on violence against children for UNICEF SharePoint site (internal knowledge sharing platform):
    1. Systematize a list of key resources on violence against children in collaboration with Child Protection Senior Advisor (in health, education, social welfare, and justice, among others).
    2. Develop short descriptions of key documents.
  2. Other tasks assigned on an as needed basis to be agreed with the intern.

Supervision and Assessment:

The intern and the supervisor will maintain regular contact and ensure weekly check in calls to discuss tasks progress and priorities.

Location: Home-based, with weekly office-based meetings as required

Benefits to Intern:

  • The intern will have the opportunity and space to learn about child protection areas of work through hands on experience in analyzing UNICEF results for 2019 and to contribute to the Child Protection Section’s advocacy, policy and reporting, primarily through the corporate reporting process (EDAR, PDAR, GARR).
  • The experience of contributing to the development of the annual corporate reports is valuable as these are the main external reports that capture UNICEF work around the world, demonstrate UNICEF accountability to donors and partners; and are widely used for advocacy and partnership purposes from the country level to the global level.

There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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

Note: Individuals are responsible for arranging any visa or immigration requirements.

Qualifications:

  • The applicant must hold at least a Bachelor's degree and be enrolled or have completed a Master’s degree within two years, preferably in public administration, economics, international relations, law or political science.
  • 1-3 years of experience in public health, social sciences, human rights/law, development studies, sociology, social work, or other social science. 
  • Technical – strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize concepts and material into clear and concise thoughts.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office and Excel
  • Demonstrated strong communication, presentation and writing skills, including report writing, and development of technical documents is essential.
  • Relevant experience in child protection and/or related areas is an asset
  • Fluency in English (both written and verbal) is required.

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respective, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.

Learning and researching; analyzing, relating and networking, deciding and initiating action, technical expertise, planning and organizing.

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.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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