Job title: Research Intern – UNICEF Internship 2018
Job no: 510742
Position type: Internship
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Kampala, Uganda
Categories: Social and Economic Policy
UNICEF Internship 2018 : UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund is an international non-profit organization that aims at supporting every child to realize their potential in life. UNICEF covers over 190 countries and territories across the world. UNICEF Uganda has a large country programme, and the Social Policy and Advocacy (SPA) section where the intern would be, plays a key role in research and analysis to guide evidence based policy development and public programmes.
UNICEF has been playing a leading role in strengthening the Government’s equity agenda in both national planning and budgeting by making data available to monitor the delivery and impact of national programmes affecting children and vulnerable Ugandans. This year UNICEF Uganda in collaboration with the Economic Policy and Research Centre (EPRC), and the University of Manchester will organize an international conference on What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children? in Uganda in September 2018. The call for papers issued in January. This conference aims to contribute to global efforts to end child poverty by generating key insight on practical actions, programmes and social policy interventions that have made a tangible difference in the lives of Africa’s poorest children.
How can you make a difference?
UNICEF Internship 2018 : The Research Intern will contribute to the preparations (review of abstracts etc.), organisation and follow-up (production of a conference publication) of the What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children? conference.
The key functions involves the following:
- Programmatic engagement related to “What Works for Africa’s Children?” Conference
- Conference organization
- Evidence generation and documentation
To qualify as an Advocate for every Child you must meet the following eligibility requirements…..
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PHD Degree programme or be a recent graduate (within the past two years).
- A first degree in economics or social/political sciences.
- Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish. Fluency in the working language of the office you are applying to is 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.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- All applicants are requested to include a 2 – 3 page writing sample as one of the requirements.
Required EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Good research and analytical skills. Familiarity with statistical software such as STATA, and large surveys such as National Household Surveys and Demographic and Health Surveys, is an advantage.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to plan, organize, solve problems, implement, monitor and evaluate tasks and to deliver outputs to meet required deadlines; ability to relate well with a multiplicity of stakeholders; self-motivated and team worker, and of demonstrable and unquestionable level of integrity.
- Excellent drafting and report writing skills.
How to apply
Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time