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Child Protection Intern

Kathmandu (Nepal)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-15

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Under the supervision of the Regional Adviser Child Protection the intern will support the conceptualization, data gathering, and analysis of key research initiatives on child marriage in the South Asia Region.

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, an advocate

UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) requires an intern to provide assistance to Regional Adviser Child Protection to strengthen research and monitoring on child marriage with a particular focus on child grooms and the impact of COVID-19 on child marriage in the region.  This will support the three CO’s which are part of the Global Programme to End Child Marriage, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal to better analyze the situation and to accelerate important child marriage initiatives.


The research on child grooms will support a total of 5 countries in the region and will lead to an improved understanding of the drivers and underlying social and economic factors that lead to child grooms as well as analysis of any impact COVID-19 may have on trends in the role of boys in child marriage.

How can you make a difference?

Working directly under the supervision of the Regional Advisor Child Protection, the intern will be responsible for the following general/specific tasks:

  • Develop a concept note for a co-creation workshop on child marriage and COVID-19 impacts
  • Support production of background data and information for the co-creation workshop,
  • Conduct desk review on child grooms,
  • Support concept note and TOR development for research on child grooms,
  • Assist in the monitoring of child marriage in region,
  • Provide general support to the work of the team on child marriage; assist in research, drafting of reports, participating in meetings, and provide reports and minutes.
  • Assist in organizing meetings and webinars as needed.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Recently completed or currently pursuing a University Degree in development studies, public administration, gender studies, political science, international law, human rights law or a related field
  • Strong interest in Human Rights, especially Child Rights, Women’s Rights and Gender Studies and Disaster Management,
  • Knowledge and understanding of human rights mechanisms and of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and CEDAW,
  • Prior experience in the work environment of an international agency, NGOs, UN, or international institutions would be desirable,
  • Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office products),

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's 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 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.



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


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