Localité : Sénégal / Dakar Domaine : Sociologie Niveau : Non precise
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: Non précisé
Expire le: 15-08-2021
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International Internship - Social Policy Intern, WCARO, Dakar Senegal
Job no: 543526
Contract type: Internship
Categories: Social and Economic Policy
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, a new idea
UNICEF WCARO is seeking an enthusiastic and solution-oriented intern to join the Social Policy team and provide support to information and knowledge management. The regional Social Policy teams provides oversight and support to programming in 24 country offices in the region, in the fields of child poverty, social protection, public finance for children, and local governance. Beyond the provision of guidance and technical support in these areas of work, the role of the Social Policy team includes sharing of relevant information in the field of Social Policy, document experiences of country teams, and facilitate dialogue and experience sharing between country teams.
How can you make a difference?
The primary objective for the internship is to support the Social Policy section of the UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) with information and knowledge management related to its main areas of work: child poverty, social protection, public finance for children, and local governance.
Scope of work
Functioning as part of the Social Policy team, the intern will participate in on-going initiatives, routine meetings, and communication with country teams in the region. Specific tasks will be assigned in relation to strengthening information exchange and sharing with country offices, documentation of experiences, and support to on-going projects. The internship will offer an opportunity to :
Familiarize with and get exposure to Social Policy work at UNICEF
Learn about child rights challenges and social policy programme responses in the West and Central African region
Strengthen skills in information and knowledge management within a network of 24 country teams.
The specific objectives of the internship are the following:
Support communication and knowledge exchange within the regional UNICEF network of 24 Social Policy teams, including through the existing regional virtual Social Policy platform, and development of the document repository and maintenance of the database
Document selected innovative experiences with Social Policy interventions in the region
Support the regional Social Policy team with the identification and analysis of regional socioeconomic trends with a perspective on their implications for children
Contribute to ensure relevant regional input into the global Social Policy newsletter and similar experience sharing initiatives
Contribute to on-going Social Policy regional initiatives and participate in routine work proceses and team meetings as relevant.
The intern will provide significant support to the on-going section work to achieve the following deliverables:
The Social Policy regional communication virtual platform is actively used by the regional Social Policy network
Two innovative Social Policy support experiences have been documented for sharing with a broad audience, in collaboration with country teams
The regional Social Policy team has an up to date database and analysis on relevant regional trends in the field of Social Policy, with a focus on the socioeconomic impact of COVID19.
Timing: Expected start date is September 2021
The intern will work under the supervision of the Regional Advisor Social Policy who will be responsible for general coordination, support, and scheduling. Weekly meetings will be held between the intern and the supervisor to discuss progress and adjustments.
The internship is home-based.
The internship is expected to use his/her own materiel (computer, printer etc…). UNICEF will facilitate contact and issue UNICEF e-mail adress.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme (economics, social sciences or any other relevant discipline), or have graduated within the past two years.
Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF's working languages: English, French or Spanish. Fluency in French and English are required.
Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
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 which the intern will report to.
For every Child, you demonstrate help
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Deadline: 15 Aug 2021 Greenwich Standard Time
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