UNICEF Uganda Jobs: UNICEF is looking to engage a talented young professional as an Intern in the RMNCAH sector for 4 months If you are passionate about delivering results for children and are seeking a career with the world’s leading child rights organisation, we are waiting to speak with you.
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, Health
Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.
How can you make a difference?
Maternal and Newborn Health remains a key priority for Child Survival and Development programme of UNICEF Uganda Office. UNICEF Uganda continues to support the implementation of the RMNCAH sharpened plan in the priority districts with focus on equity and the districts with high number of children and women.
Supply chain monitoring/end user monitoring and providing data from community initiatives to document lessons learned and good practices remain a key area of concern that requires support with additional human resources. The internship option provides an opportunity to the new graduates to learn key skills and competencies in practical manner.
The internship is learning opportunity for the potential incumbent in RMNCAH. The intern will receive orientation from the MNH Specialists and assist them in the following tasks:
Support supply/equipment management system for MNH at district level
- Support MNH specialist to coordinate with PCA partners for identifying the supply needs in the districts.
- Develop a tracking system for the MNH supplies/equipment which enables the health specialists in UNICEF and MoH counterparts to carry out end user monitoring and identify key gaps in the distribution and use of the supplies/equipment.
Support to scale up and documentation of the Key Family Care Practices
- Support to the MNH specialists and zone office colleagues to document the results from the implementation of the key family practices.
- As learning opportunity, participate in the KFCP review meetings, trainings and community based activities.
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
– Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- 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.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.