Friday, January 29, 2021

[Bachelor, Master and, PhD Student] UNICEF Switzerland - Online/Remote Internship Program 2021 (Paid)

The UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) supports work in 22 countries, coordinating regional efforts and supporting the local efforts of Country Offices across the region. With a special commitment to meeting the unique rights of young children ECARO endeavors to support targeted and coordinated efforts to mainstream Early Childhood Development (ECD) principles in health, nutrition, education, child protection, and emergency planning and response. Furthermore, building on the robust corpus of evidence on early childhood development, UNICEF promotes implementation and scale-up of evidence-based, and effective innovations and multi-sectoral packages aimed at ensuring that all children, including the most vulnerable, reach their development potential.

Recognizing that different age groups of children, as well as children who develop differently, require specific packages of services and support, the ECARO approach to ECD is composed of three distinct and mutually inter-dependent and reinforcing pillars: a) Young Child Wellbeing, focusing on the first 1000 days or children from conception to the 3 years; b) Pre-primary Education, focusing on children 3 years to school entry age, and, c) Inclusion from the Start of children with developmental difficulties and disability, focusing on support to children 0-school entry.

The internship is paid in accordance with the UNICEF policy on the Internship Programme.

No visa/travel required as this will be a remote internship/home-based due to COVID.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you are…

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school, or are a recent graduate (have concluded an undergraduate or graduate programme within the past two years) in the following areas: education, political science, development studies or a related field.
  • Are fluent in spoken and written English (knowledge of Russian language is an asset)
  • Have some prior experience in the work environment of an international agency, NGOs, UN, or international institutions (desirable),
  • Have some experience with ECD programmes
  • Have excellent computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records (to be attached to the application)
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office and
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
  • Works Collaboratively with others
  • Innovates and Embraces Change
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically
  • Drives to achieve impactful results
  • Able to work in a multicultural setting and with different persons

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online. They need to duly complete the online application and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Proof of academic enrolment or diploma
  • Proof of academic records
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.

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