Internship – Administrative Associate Yaounde, Cameroon (6 months) Cameroon Nationals Only.
- Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
- Location: Yaoundé
- Grade: Internship - Internship
- Operations and Administrations
- Closing Date: Closed
The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified or newly graduated and eligible students from Country Offices and National Committees the unique opportunity to gain first-hand practical experience of the work of UNICEF and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff. Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the intern is responsible for executing a broad variety of procedural administrative tasks for the respective section requiring in-depth knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes, and policies. The intern's work will therefore consist of:
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, results.
UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon’s 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and the effects of climate change lead to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and outside of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, and communities. Everyone is invited to participate in the struggle to meet the challenges ahead. Together, we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.
To learn more about UNICEF Cameroon, use the below link
How can you make a difference?
The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified or newly graduated and eligible students from Country Offices and National Committees the unique opportunity to gain first-hand practical experience of the work of UNICEF and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.
Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the intern is responsible for executing a broad variety of procedural administrative tasks for the respective section requiring in-depth knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes, and policies. The intern's work will therefore consist of:
- Prepares and maintains records, documents, and control plans for the budget monitoring of project/program implementation Support the Section in compiling partner reports and data;
- Helps ensure timely compliance with agreed deadlines.
- Acts as focal point in the review of the completeness of data reports with key monitoring and evaluation information
- Manage incoming and outgoing correspondence, e-mails and telephone calls.
- Communicates routine and some non-routine information about the team’s work.
- Establishes and maintains the office filing and reference systems, both traditional and digital; and ensures the inter/intra-net websites are up to date and accurate.
- Maintains office calendar and arranges meetings
- Takes minutes of meetings, ensuring accuracy, attention to detail, and coherence
- Supports Events/Logistics
- Provides travel assistance
- Invoice Processing
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or newly graduated in the field of Office management, Business management, Business administration, Accounting Business law, or Human resources.
- Excellent command of French and English;
- Have excellent academic performance.
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: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post 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 a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and 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. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female and male are encouraged to apply.
Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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