U-Report Youth Engage Intern, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (For Haitian Students only)
The main objective of this paid internship opportunity is to advertise U-Report and contribute in attracting more young subscribers.
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.
For every child,
UNICEF seeks to collect data from the community to enhance accountability, to better assess its programmes while allowing for young people to give their opinions about children's rights. To expand reach and improve data management on all its programmes, UNICEF Haiti makes use of U-Report, a new technology which enhances quality of services and information management. To date, over 28,000 Haitians have registered to U-Report and will be able to answer polls on all UNICEF programmes: Child protection, Education, Health, Nutrition, Water, hygiene and sanitation, Social Policy. U-reporters can also help inform preparedness and response to emergencies, adolescents and young people's issues as well as help in PME data collection. UNICEF seeks to scale up U-Report in 2021 and get more and more youths in the 10 Departments of Haiti subscribe on the platform.
How can you make a difference?
The main objective of the internship is to advertise U-Report and contribute in attracting more young subscribers. The three (2 young boys, 1 young girl) students in communication and/or social affairs recruited as interns will strengthen U-Report communication by designing innovative community engagement approaches that will attract many more young people. Together with the Youth Engage officer, they will help strengthen the engagement of young people in their communities.
The Intern will understand humanitarian work, children's rights and get familiar with UNICEF 2.0 Communication strategy. He/She will master communication from strategy designing to implementation, monitoring and evaluation of results. He/She will be familiar with UNICEF innovative tool for youth engagement, U-Report. He/She will learn about planning and programming for child survival, nutrition, protection, education, water, hygiene and sanitation, social policy and emergencies.
- Conceive community engagement strategies aiming at vulgarizing U-Report among
- Design approaches aiming at putting youths in movements enhancing volunteering and community engagement
- Conceive digital and/or physical communication strategies to attract more U-Reporters
- Conceive digital and/or physical communication strategies to exploit and vulgarize U- Report polls results
- Liaise with the U-Report Youth Engage officer and the U-report officer to counsel youths in the field and enhance youth engagement
- Help liaise with more youths and encourage them to subscribe on U-report
- Invest communication platforms such as community radio, tv, etc.
- Liaise with Haitian artists acting as UNICEF influencers to boost U-report subscriptions
- Help initiate new partnerships with youth organisations and movements
- Build partnerships with community radio networks.
- Help strengthen partnership with government and private sector
Tentative start date: 17 May 2021
Duration: 26 weeks (8 to 10 hours per week)
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- At least, first year of University communication or social affairs faculty, or communication or social affairs training school
- Aged between 18 to 21 years
- Student at University communication or social affairs faculty, or communication or social affairs training school (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 is enrolled in a Graduate Degree Program (i.e., Master's, PhD).
- Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
- Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
- Have no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to.
- Individuals must demonstrate excellent academic performance through recent university or institution records.
- Additional consideration will be given for any relevant past work experience.
- Fluency in French and Creole is required. English is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are:
- Persuading and Influencing (1)
- Learning and Researching (2)
- Planning and Organizing (2)
View our competency framework at
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.