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UNICEF South Asia, through effective support to country offices and strategic engagement with partners, contribute to winning support for the cause of children from decision makers and the wider public particularly on key priority issues in South Asia. This includes providing technical assistance, capacity building and coordination to enhance digital advocacy in the region.
In the past few years, UNICEF South Asia has achieved an unprecedented reach and engagement through its social media platforms with more than 2 million followers. Many of our audiences not only seek information but are willing to have important conversations on crucial issues concerning children’s wellbeing and rights. Our strategic focus is to ensure greater understanding and participation and meaningful engagement with our online audiences such as young people, parents, political influencers across the region. This also provides us an opportunity to win our audiences’ support for the cause of children in South Asia.
2. Objective of Interhsip:
The purpose of this internship is to find a bright, motivated social media intern for a 6-month period starting September 2020 to help us have deeper conversations with our online audiences and a greater impact for children. This internship will provide the successful candidate an exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and also a better understanding of UNICEF’s mandate to safeguard the rights of every child, everywhere.
3. Expected results:
Under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Communication, produce and manage communication and advocacy related materials for ROSA Communication Section.
How can you make a difference?
4. Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Working directly under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Communication, the intern will be responsible for the following specific tasks:
5. Working Conditions:
An accrual of 2.5 days per month to be used as annual leave, emergency leave, or uncertified sick leave.
The successful intern will be governed by the following conditions:
Duration: 6 months starting from 21 September 2020 to 20 March 2021 (four days a week)
Learning Opportunities for the Intern:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
C. Language Proficiency:
For every Child, you demonstrate:
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
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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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
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