Internship Programme with Education Cannot Wait Fund (ECW)
New York City (United States of America)
ECW is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure that provides strategic guidance and oversight to its investments. ECW’s day-to-day activities are carried out by a Secretariat under the direction of the ECW Director. ECW is establishing a roster of interns for 2020. The ECW Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students/graduates the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in international development work in education under the direct supervision of experienced ECW staff.
We work 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, Education
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the first global multilateral fund dedicated to supporting education for children and youth in countries affected by wars, disasters and crises. It was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 by a broad coalition of international aid agencies and public and private donors to usher in faster and more sustainable education responses in crises settings. ECW inspires political commitment to financing education in humanitarian contexts, catalyzes financial resources, facilitates joint programming between humanitarian and development actors, empowers local partners and seeks to strengthen quality and accountability.
ECW is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure that provides strategic guidance and oversight to its investments. ECW’s day-to-day activities are carried out by a Secretariat under the direction of the ECW Director.
ECW is establishing a roster of interns for 2020. The ECW Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students/graduates the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in international development work in education under the direct supervision of experienced ECW staff.
How can you make a difference?
Under the guidance of the Director of ECW and the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, the intern provides technical and operational assistance to various processes in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting data and analysis while learning about organizational processes to support the implementation of the ECW workplan.
- Conducting research, mapping and analysis of research, reports and impact evaluations in education in emergencies.
- Assisting in preparation of cost-effectiveness analyses to calculate value-for-money of ECW investments.
- Assisting in the preparation of monitoring and evaluation tools.
- Collecting, analyzing, verifying and synthesizing information to support program development, design and preparation.
- Supporting preparation of reports, talking points and communication material, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
- Performing data checks in reports and databases.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate, Masters or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
- Have an academic background in any of the following:
- Education, including early childhood development
- Quantitative analysis: data analysis, impact evaluation, applied statistics
- Qualitative data analysis in the social sciences
- Human rights / humanitarian affairs, or related fields.
- Be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
- Be proficient in English.
- Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by university records.
- Have no immediate relatives working with UNICEF or in the ECW Secretariat.
ECW is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
Deadline for applications: Monday, January 6th 2020 at midnight, NY time.
Expected starting date: flexible between end of January and March 2020; ideally in mid-February 2020. Preferred duration: at least 4 months (maximum of 6 months). The internship will be full-time, and interns will be based at the ECW Secretariat in New York.
Note that this internship opportunity is only available to applicants who are already based in the New York area at the time of application (with a valid OPT/CPT if international student).
IMPORTANT NOTE. Please do not apply for this internship if you are not legally authorized to work in the US.
Interns will receive a stipend of about 1,500 dollars per month.
IMPORTANT VISA NOTE. Interns are personally responsible for arranging any visa or immigration requirements, covering the entire period of their internship. If necessary, ECW will support the process by providing relevant documents such as proof of internship.
ECW follows UNICEF’s rules and regulations in human resources management. Applicants are encouraged to read the FAQs on the UNICEF Internship program – which apply also to ECW – available at this link: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_faq.html
For every Child, you demonstrate…
Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.