Opportunity ID 145840
Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
Language Requirement Not Required
Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
Duration 3 months
Language of Instruction English
About the program
UNICEF is inviting applications for its internship position for Gender Justice in the HIV Response, HIV/AIDS Section, Programme Division. So, if you are looking for a unique chance to showcase the skills you already have or develop further skills in a related field, this is a great opportunity for you to grab.
Deadline: 25 April 2021 EDT
Duration: 1 May- 30 July 2021 (full-time) with the possibility of extension
Max duration: 26 months
Duty station: Online (remote)
Job No: 539504
Type of contract: Internship
Through this internship, the intern will:
- Gain direct experience in developing the agenda within an inter-agency context, through meaningful engagement with multilateral, academic, civil society, and community-led entities.
- Get insight into the operations and agenda-setting processes within the UN system
- Receive mentorship, training and special support to spark their full participation in the underlying work of UNICEF, offered through various modalities (virtual/remote and in-person).
- The interns will, according to UNICEF’s internship procedure, receive a monthly salary of 1700 USD.
- They will also be responsible for all other costs incurring from any accident or disease during the internship meaning that they will provide proof of medical insurance.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the observation of the Senior Specialist – Adolescents and HIV (HIV/AIDS Section), the intern will be:
- Contributing to the Section’s knowledge management activity, including preparation of literature reviews, programmatic toolkits, programming briefs, advocacy pieces, landscape analyses, resource libraries, and technical updates on adolescent-responsive programming;
- Engaging in efforts to promote the integration of groundbreaking and new programmatic tools within the country program and regional portfolios, learning from leading-edge practice in the field;
- Involving in collaborative learning communities to promote the cutting-edge programming for the most marginalized and vulnerable groups, specifically, adolescents living with HIV, adolescent girls and young women at major risk of contracting HIV, adults from the key populations, and pregnant adolescents;
- Contributing to high-level technical advocacy and strategy-making for key and priority groups of adolescents and young people living with and impacted by HIV;
- Supporting strategic engagement of adolescent and youth networks within and beyond the global HIV, health, and gender response;
- Partaking in the HQ-based technical assistance and technical interactions to regional and field offices;
- Participating in planning and preparation for varying internal and external consultations and convenings;
The intern will be expected to take part in the section’s meetings, as well as other UNICEF meetings important to the intern including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a constant basis.
To qualify for the position, applicants should satisfy the following criteria:
- Be studying for a bachelor’s, master or PhD degree or have graduated within the last two years.
- The age limit for eligibility is 18 years minimum.
- Fluent in at least one UN official language broadly used in the sub-Saharan Africa Region – specifically, English, French, and/or Portuguese;
- Experience of gender equality at the local/community, national, or regional level;
- Work experience in HIV and/or sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programming
- Applicants with obvious analytical skills will be favorite ones.
- Strong writing skills are mandatory.
Note: UNICEF values diversity and inclusivity and it is an equal opportunity provider.
How to apply?
Interested candidates can apply online for the internship through the link below.
Only the shortlisted candidates meeting the qualifications will receive a call and proceed to the next stages of the selection process.
Visit the Source Link on the website of UNICEF for more information about the internship and work of UNICEF on gender justice.