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Intern (Education for Health and Wellbeing)


  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Lilongwe
  • Grade: Administrative support - GS-1, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: Closed

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Lilongwe

Project Sector: Education for Health and Wellbeing (EHW)

Type of contract : Work Related Learning Internship

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 08/12/2022


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism




UNESCO’s revised strategy on Education for Health and Well-being, provides the overarching framework for concerted action by UNESCO and its partners at global, regional, and country levels during 2022-2029. It builds momentum for UNESCO’s work on promoting comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and safe and inclusive learning environments and place more emphasis on the role of schools and education systems in promoting health and well-being. It also reflects growing understanding of the inter-relationship between education and health, which necessitates a more comprehensive approach to school health and coordinated action across sectors.

Long Description

UNESCO is implementing the Malawi Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3) project in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to promote health and well-being among adolescents and young people in Malawi. The purpose of the project is to improve sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes through increased access to high quality, age-appropriate sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health and services. In this regard, UNESCO’s interventions include development/review policy frameworks, advocacy, capacity development of teachers, curriculum development, innovative digital platforms, and evidence generation.

Long Description

Duties and requirements

Under the authority of the Regional Representative and Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa and the direct supervision of the team lead for “Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future” (O3) Programme for Education for Health and Wellbeing in Malawi, the intern is responsible for supporting implementation, monitoring and reporting of programs/projects/activities related to UNESCO’s expanded work on Education for Health and Wellbeing in Malawi.

More specifically, the intern will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support UNESCO’s efforts to facilitate delivery of high-quality comprehensive sexuality education that is gender transformative, evidence–based, culturally and age appropriate as well as youth‐ friendly SRH services for learners, adolescents, and young people (aged 10 ‐ 24) including those who are vulnerable such as YPLHIV and young people with disabilities
  • Support the Team Lead to implement all activities related to the Early and Unintended Pregnancy (EUP) campaign including the popularization of the revised Re-admission Policy
  • Support the Team Lead to monitor, evaluate, and report on UNESCO’s work on Education for Health and Wellbeing


Long Description


The duration of the internship is one year.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in areas related to UNESCO Malawi’s fields of competencies (Health education, public health, curriculum development or closely related fields)


  • Knowledge of the country context, with a particular focus on education and public health landscape;
  • Basic knowledge in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and comprehensive sexuality education;
  • Strong technical writing skills on issues related to education and health;
  • Strong capacity in communications
  • Good computer and other IT skills including excellent skills in MS office.


  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written).



Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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