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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, hope.
The request for an intern arises from a need for programmatic and operations support for HIV/AIDS Management and Planning as well as the Resource Mobilization unit to monitor major planning and resource mobilization activities, to update the knowledge management website to maintain its relevancy and increase its usership, to coordinate major events such as IAS during a period of intense activity, conduct literature and relevant documents reviews to inform the development of key products and to provide administrative support as needed.
As one of the 11 co-sponsoring organizations of the Joint UN Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS), UNICEF has been the leading voice for children in the global AIDS response. The UNICEF vision for an AIDS-free generation – that all children are born and remain HIV-free through the first two decades of life, from birth to adolescence, and that children living with HIV have access to the treatment, protection, care and support they need to remain alive and well – is aligned with its accountabilities as UNAIDS co-sponsor. These are set forth in the Division of Labour (DoL), the UNAIDS strategy and UNAIDS budget, results and accountability framework (UBRAF). The Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free framework ( http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/Stay_free_vision_mission_En.pdf) is based on achieving ambitious new targets for 2018 and 2020, embracing a life-cycle approach towards achieving an AIDS-free generation, with a focus on the first 0-24 years of age.
The resources available from all sources for HIV activities are lower than the resource needs estimated to be necessary by 2020 to be on track towards the end of AIDS as a global public health threat by 2030. The trends of resource availability show that international resources have remained flat over the past few years after peaking in 2013. The overall funding gap is indicative of the financing challenge ahead, and resource mobilization is a critical area in which the public could be engaged around HIV/AIDS issues, and where the internship would be a helpful mechanism to move forward some key HIV resource mobilization and management
How can you make a difference?
- This internship will complement current academic training and provide exposure to the global EMTCT, paediatric and adolescent HIV and child rights development agenda.
- The intern will expand existing skills in technical writing, organizational and communication experience, gain hands-on experience organizing global meetings and apply newly acquired research skills to identify pertinent and timely content for the website, literature reviews and tool development.
- This internship will provide the chance to test out potential career choices in management and planning, monitoring and evaluation, resource mobilization and international public health and development, by gaining real-life experience in a culturally diverse international organization.
Specific Roles & Responsibilities:
- Support the work planning monitoring
- Develop a monitoring tool and prepare materials for mapping resource mobilization activities.
- Support preparations for UNICEF participation in upcoming major AIDS meeting and conferences
- Review, write and post notes regularly for SharePoint, including resource mobilization and event updates.
- Analyze data using UNICEF and partner reports
- Assist in drafting, editing and disseminating fact sheets, resource mobilization documents and reports produced as needed.
- Contribute to special projects and research, by conducting literature reviews, as needed.
- Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor
Duration of assignment
01 April 2018 – 30 September 2018 (ideally 6 months)
The duty station for this assignment is the UNICEF Headquarters Office, New York, NY.
In accordance to UNICEF’s guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend of US $1,500 per month for full-time work; part-time internship will be paid accordingly. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…
- Be enrolled in a programme at the Masters level or graduated within the past two years, preferably in Public Policy and Management, Business Administration, International development, Health Economics and Policy or Public Health
- Strong writing and organizational skills
- Fluency in English and another UN language preferred
- Proficient in MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint
- Experience in research and data analysis
- Previous professional work experience preferred
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.
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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.
How to apply:
Applicants are requested to apply by 7 March 2018. When you apply, please attach your CV and a cover letter to stating your program of study, professional interests, and the reason for application. Your cover letter should also clearly indicate your availability (at least 3 days a week is preferred).
Only qualified applicants will be short-listed and notified for further screening and interview. Thank you for your understanding.