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Internship at Europe Team, Public Partnership Division, NYHQ Duration 6 months, from November/December 2022 (part time/remote) followed by possible 3 months on a full-time/in-person basis

New York City

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Remote | New York City
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Europe Team in UNICEF's Public Partnerships Division in New York is looking for a University intern to support the team in shaping and building partnerships with assigned governments to achieve results for children worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity to obtain an in-depth understanding of the functioning of UNICEF and its work, from high-level political engagement to liaising with colleagues in the field and regional offices and across headquarters divisions. Under the direction of the Europe Team Senior Advisor, the intern will support various aspects of external relations, development and implementation of partner strategies and approaches for member states and respective thematic areas

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,hope

To create a world where the rights of every child are realized, UNICEF builds meaningful partnerships with the public and the private sector, to advocate on behalf of children worldwide and to leverage resources for programmes in their support. Focusing on the public sector, UNICEF's Public Partnerships Division works to achieve two outcomes: 1) The rights and interests of children are effectively translated into policies, programmes and budgets of public partners at all levels; and 2) Adequate, flexible and predictable resources are mobilized and leveraged to achieve results for children.

How can you make a difference? 

The Europe Team in UNICEF's Public Partnerships Division in New York is looking for a University intern to support the team in shaping and building partnerships with assigned governments to achieve results for children worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity to obtain an in-depth understanding of the functioning of UNICEF and its work, from high-level political engagement to liaising with colleagues in the field and regional offices and across headquarters divisions. Under the direction of the Europe Team Senior Advisor, the intern will support various aspects of external relations, development and implementation of partner strategies and approaches for member states and respective thematic areas. Main tasks include:

  1. Learn by supporting Partnership, Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Strategies with Member States:
    • Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, contribute to the partnership, advocacy and resource mobilization strategies for assigned Member States.
    • Maintain up-to-date information on partner and income trends, analyse development assistance policies and keep resource partner profiles updated.
    • Support implementation of engagement plans and activities with the objectives of (1) increasing core and quality resources; (2) identifying possible sources of new and continued funding; and (3) advocating for child rights with selected partner countries.
  2. Learn by supporting the Senior Advisor and other senior management for their strategic engagement with government partners and international forums:

    • Assist with the organization of partner consultations and other convenings with assigned partners.
    • Support with preparing briefing notes and any other documentation required by Senior Management for visits to and from assigned partners.
    • Participate in and summarize results from internal and external meetings with assigned resource partners.
    • Assist the Senior Advisor in managing day-to-day contacts with partner headquarters, permanent missions in New York and capitals
    Assist the Public Partnerships Division and UNICEF at large in partner engagement at multilateral fora.
  3. Assist the Senior Advisor in day-to-day team management and coordination.
  4. Learn by supporting the Senior Advisor and the broader Europe Team, as required, in providing guidance to UNICEF Field Offices on various partnerships matters, including contribution management and donor recognition.

Training components and learning elements  include:

  • Participation in global UNICEF partnerships meetings in remotely.
  • Guidance in relation to training opportunities within the field of expertise.
  • Access to UNICEF's Mentoring programmes as available.

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

  • A first level university degree (and or a Master’s or higher) in Social Sciences or related field, including a relevant background and interest in international relations, development and humanitarian assistance, resource mobilization and external relations.
  • Good command of Microsoft Windows working environment and applications, Excel, ability to produce presentations.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. 
  • Fluency in English and advanced knowledge another official UN language (particularly Russian, French or Spanish) is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate... 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this assignment are...
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 

Remarks:  

Selection for an internship assignment with UNICEF may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of internship, without compensation, if the necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

This vacancy is now closed.
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