By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

Internship: Support for the International SBCC Summit and the Global Alliance for Social and Behavior Change, C4D Section, PD - NYHQ, Requisition # 528808 (Limited to USA applicants only)

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:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Logistics
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-21

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.

The intern will also assist UNICEF in its role in The Global Alliance for Social and Behaviour Change. Founded in 2018, The Alliance is a coalition or organizations from a diversity of fields who are united by a common commitment to building informed and engaged societies. The Global Alliance is governed by a Chair and Secretariat, currently housed at UNICEF on interim basis. It is an umbrella body designed to bring together a group of associations, networks and organizations that share common principles and goals and who wish to work together to address common priority areas to accelerate development and social change.

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 is co-convening the Third International SBCC Summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, on March 30 – April 3, 2020.  The International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit is a major knowledge sharing, learning and networking event for the Communication for Development (C4D) field and global community of practice. More information about the Summit can be found here: https://sbccsummit.org.   The UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) Section in New York Headquarters is leading UNICEF’s engagement in the Summit and is seeking an intern to support headquarters coordination of Summit activities and UNICEF staff’s engagement before and at the event. This will require travel by the intern to the summit in Morocco.

For every child, an Equitable Chance in Life …

The intern will also assist UNICEF in its role in The Global Alliance for Social and Behaviour Change. Founded in 2018, The Alliance is a coalition or organizations from a diversity of fields who are united by a common commitment to building informed and engaged societies. The Global Alliance is governed by a Chair and Secretariat, currently housed at UNICEF on interim basis. It is an umbrella body designed to bring together a group of associations, networks and organizations that share common principles and goals and who wish to work together to address common priority areas to accelerate development and social change.

How can you make a difference?

Main duties and responsibilities:

The intern will be based in New York throughout the assignment and assist the C4D Section staff in headquarters in a) their duties as a member of the SBCC Summit Secretariat and provide support to the Section in planning and organization of special Summit activities led by UNICEF, communications/coordination among UNICEF staff planning to attend, and other tasks relate to planning an international event for the SBCC community of practice.  B) support planning for the Global Alliance business meeting in Marrakesh, develop content for the Global Alliance website and support day to day functions of the Alliance.

Global Alliance Tasks

  • Participate in multi-agency planning calls for both the Summit and the Alliance and assist in documenting key discussions/decisions in these calls.
  • Develop and update SBCC-related content and visuals for the Global Alliance website
  • Draft minutes, notes, memos and other documentation related to the Global Alliance (intern will be expected to attend all Global Alliance calls in order to do this, including 4 standing calls per month, and additional ad hoc calls if/when planned).
  • Support the planning and delivery of the Global Alliance business meeting to be held at the SBCC Summit including communication with partners and attendees. Support logistics for other Global Alliance events at the SBCC summit, including, but not limited to, one panel presentation and one side event.

SBCC Summit Tasks

  • Participate in multi-agency planning calls for both the Summit and the Alliance and assist in documenting key discussions/decisions in these calls.
  • Regularly communicate with relevant UNICEF staff in HQ and field offices for coordination purposes.
  • Assist in the upkeep of internal documentation and planning documents
  • Support internal webinars for planning purposes
  • Assist with design and management of a UNICEF exhibition booth at the Summit, helping to determine relevant and interesting content to engage the public with UNICEF C4D functions.
  • Assit the Summit secretariat with engaging with Summit participants in advance of the Summit, including responding to inquiries about summit content and processes.

Benefits to Intern:

The intern selected for this position will travel to Marrakech, Morocco to attend the 2020 Social and Behavioral Summit. They will work closely with UNICEF staff from many sections and offices (HQ and field) as well as with high level external professionals who represent some of the most respected institutions in the SBCC field. The intern will have the ability to provide inputs into and attend sessions on the SBCC field planned by UNICEF. This will lead to a better understanding of not only the technical aspects of C4D work, but also the coordination efforts of UNICEF, recognition of the leading organizations in the field of Social and Behaviour Change, and the elements involved in producing a global event.

The intern will also gain a working knowledge of the UN system and exposure to related areas of work being carried out by UNICEF staff.

Location: The internship will be based in UNICEF HQ and the intern will be expected to travel to the SBCC Summit and be on site to support the UNICEF team and staff delegation starting 1 days prior to the Summit (March 29 – April 3, 2020).

*The intern must have a valid passport, necessary visas to work in the US and the ability to obtain a travel visa to Morocco and no DSA will be paid during this trip.

Duration: This internship will run from 9 January 2020 until April 30 for 20-30 hours per week with a combination of  remote engagement and on site work at UNICEF HQ in New York. The Intern will report directly to the Communication for Development Specialist – Institutional Development and will take inputs from other team members involved in Summit planning and/or Global Alliance processes - including a C4D consultant in HQ and a C4D consultant based in Morocco - when asked to do so by the direct supervisor.

Salary/Payment:
In accordance to UNICEF’s guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend of 1500/month. 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:

S/he will work with hiring section and report to the supervisor of this internship.  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 Masters or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years in the area of Communication, Education, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Social Sciences, or another related field, or recent graduates with specialized skills in the above areas of education.
  • Knowledge of website management software, specifically Drupal 8, and related tools will be considered an asset but is not required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an graduate 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…

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

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.

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.
Apply

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.