UNICEF is out to change the world for children vaccination by vaccination, blanket by blanket, biscuit by biscuit, book by book. In most of America, these things are considered completely ordinary. But in many parts of the developing world, they can save a child’s life. UNICEF is unique among world organizations and unique among those working with young people. As a global movement, we use our authority to influence decision makers and diverse partners to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. In 155 countries and territories, UNICEF’s field staff uses hard-won expertise to meet the challenges facing children and those who care for them. Our history has given us a profound understanding of development and the importance of child health, education, equality and protection in advancing humanity. All that we do helps children realize their full potential. In support of UNICEF’s work, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF focuses on five major priorities: education, emergencies, HIV/AIDS, immunization and malnutrition.
How can you make a difference?
Position: Communication Intern – UNICEF South Sudan
Under the supervision of the national communication officer, the intern will:
- Work on the roll-out out the Child Reporters programme and implement the concept note for the Child Reporters programme;
- Identify and recruit Child Reporters;
- Collect duly signed consent forms of children participating in the Child Reporters programme;
- Support the training of Child Reporters in communication, reporting and advocacy activities;
- Assist Child Reporters in running advocacy campaigns to make their voices heard;
- Help child reporters with the production and dissemination of their messages and stories;
- Interact with governmental and non-governmental partners of the Child Reporters programmes, including media partners and school;
- Assist the communication section with other activities related to media work, content generation, storytelling, social media work and administrative tasks.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: Current enrolment in, or recent graduate from an undergraduate or master’s programme within the last two years in business or public administration, international law, international relations, social sciences, communication or related field. Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
Language: Fluency in English and Juba Arabic is required.
- Good reading skills: Ability to read and understand English articles.
- Good writing skills: ability to write articles and reports, and to edit texts produced by others.
- Good technical skills: familiarity with MS Office and ability to conduct comprehensive research via internet research.
- Good communication skills: Ability to work independently and as a team member both within and outside the office.
- Experience in a similar field would be beneficial but is not essential.
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…
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills and capacity to work in a multicultural environment;
- Strong drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work;
- Interest in learning and researching, gathering comprehensive information to support decision making.
Conditions of Intern:
- Expenses: Please note that Internships at UNICEF are unpaid. However, a small stipend will be available to cover costs related to the internship.
- Health/Medical insurance: Intern is required to hold valid health/accident insurance. UNICEF accepts no responsibilities for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises.
- Employment: There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.
How to apply:
- If you recognize yourself from the above and wish to make a difference for every child; you are requested to apply through this online system by 31st January 2021. When you apply, please attach the following:
- your CV and a cover letter in English tostatethe majors/areas of your study and the reason for application;
- include two letters of recommendation (can be from employers, internships, university professor, etc.);
- attach a proof of excellent academic performance/transcript through recent university or institution records;
- provide proof of medical and life insurance.
- Only qualified applicants will be short-listed and notified for further screening and interview. Thank you for your understanding.
Start date: 15 February 2021
Duration: Three months
Duty Station: Juba