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New Fellowship/Partnerships Recruitment

Ashkhabad (Turkmenistan)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Ashkhabad (Turkmenistan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-22

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Under the supervision of the Child Rights Monitoring Specialist and Deputy Representative the intern will: • Provide support with Situation Analysis on PwDs, Surveys currently ongoing, SDG Progress and Table up-date • Produce compelling short analytical documents, issue/policy briefs and visual aids using the existing data to support advocacy efforts of the office and to communicate ideas and data in a way that can inspire, inform and captivate. Duration: 3-6 months (depending on availability). Fellowship will be conducted remotely for the entire duration, with a possibility to travel to Ashgabat subject to the lift of the travel ban and quarantine protocol. Expected start date: June 25, 2021

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 works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

 

For every child, hope.

The UNICEF Fellowship  Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

To be considered for a fellowship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme; and
  • Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French, Russian. Additional language requirements may apply;  and
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records

Background :

UNICEF Country Office in Turkmenistan works in partnership with the Government within the framework of the programme of cooperation for 2021-2025. The ‘Governance for Children’ component is one of the four areas prioritized by UNICEF for the 2021-2025 country programme. Understanding of a strong need for such a dedicated component has crystallised during a quite extended, thorough and participatory process of defining programmatic elements that would best respond to the country’s unresolved issues, in relation to the national child rights agenda, while at the same time matching UNICEF’s corporate strengths and comparative advantage. Informed by the evolving and deepening analysis of the situation (that included the identification of causal hierarchies and linkages), three major groups of barriers (common across sectors and specific issues) have been revealed, all related to the capacity of national governance structures and mechanisms to organise and lead actions necessary to:

(i)           support the intended results for children with adequate domestic financial resources, to translate the country’s progressive policies for children and commitment to SDGs into adequate and sustainable resources for realization of rights for all children, and to bring demonstration models of new services and approaches up to scale, ensuring viable and sustainable implementation modalities at the national and local levels; and

(ii)          translate the country’s adherence to international child rights (and other closely related human rights) frameworks into cross-sectoral and functional child rights protection, monitoring and coordination mechanisms, with focus on feedback loops, equity and leaving no one behind; and

(iii)         generate and use statistical and qualitative evidence on duty-bearers’ performance and respective outcomes for right-holders.

Limited access to and the quality of official data that are publicly available have proven to be a challenge to development planning of the Government and all international development partners. In the recent years, a shift has taken place concerning readiness of the Government of Turkmenistan to cooperate with UNICEF around data sharing. The Government works towards making data more open and using data for evidence based programming. UNICEF provides extensive support to this important issue, especially in light of the SDG monitoring requirements.

Purpose of the fellowship

Under the supervision of the Child Rights Monitoring Specialist and Deputy Representative the intern will:

  • Provide support with Situation Analysis on PwDs, Surveys currently ongoing, SDG Progress and Table up-date
  • Produce compelling short analytical documents, issue/policy briefs and visual aids using the existing data to support advocacy efforts of the office and to communicate ideas and data in a way that can inspire, inform and captivate.

Duration: 3-6 months (depending on availability). Fellowship will be conducted remotely for the entire duration, with a possibility to travel to Ashgabat subject to the lift of the travel ban and quarantine protocol.

Expected start date: June 25, 2021

Qualifications: 

  • Enrolled in or within one year after graduation from a Master’s programme or in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme in the areas of social sciences, econometrics, statistics, demography, epidemiology or other related technical field with considerable measurement or analysis component;
  • Good skills in quantitative research methods and statistics;
  • Good knowledge of and experience with MS Excel;
  • Creative thinking; strong presentation, verbal, visual and written communication skills; ability to work independently and meet deadlines are required.
  • Graphic design software skills or at least familiarity with one or several data visualization tools;
  • Familiarity with basic statistical analysis and SPSS;
  • Fluency in English and Russian.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values are Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and our Core Competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

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