Internship – knowledge management and results reporting, Child Protection Section, PD – NYHQ, Requisition #528074
Years of experience:
UN Children’s Fund
06 Dec 2019
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.
Violence against children, from birth to adolescence, occurs every day, everywhere. It takes many forms, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, sexual exploitation, neglect or deprivation. Violence occurs in many settings, including the home, school, community, care and justice systems and over the Internet. Similarly, a wide range of perpetrators commit violence against children including family members, intimate partners, teachers, neighbors, strangers and other children. An estimated 120 million girls and 73 million boys have been victims of sexual violence, and almost one billion children are subjected to physical punishment on a regular basis. Preventing and responding to violence and abuse is essential to ensuring children’s rights to survival, growth and development and is central to UNICEF work. To address violence against children, UNICEF collaborates with diverse partners, invests in data and evidence, and builds child protection systems for prevention and response. Worldwide, 120 UNICEF country offices support national efforts to build national child protection systems for violence prevention and response.
The core areas for violence prevention and response include the following:
Thematic areas of special interest include:
Documenting these efforts is critical for developing a better understanding of scope and reach of UNICEF efforts and strengthening prevention and response action across sectors.
Purpose of the internship position:
Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, CPSS/VAC and with guidance from other colleagues on the team, the intern will support specific tasks related to documentation review, reporting knowledge management and other assigned tasks as need, on programmes related to violence against children/child protection systems strengthening.
Supervision and Assessment:
The intern and the supervisor will maintain regular contact and ensure weekly check in calls to discuss tasks progress and priorities.
Location: Home-based, with weekly office-based meetings as required
Benefits to Intern:
There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.
Note: Individuals are responsible for arranging any visa or immigration requirements.
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respective, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.
Learning and researching; analyzing, relating and networking, deciding and initiating action, technical expertise, planning and organizing.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.