The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.
【Purpose of the assignment】
The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF’s position as a partner of choice for children’s right among governments and public actors around the world. The intern will acquire direct practical experience in PPD Tokyo’s work and the United Nations system by supporting the offices’ research and administrative tasks relating to resource mobilisation with the Government of Japan under general guidance of the supervisor (Senior Advisor).
Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, PPD Tokyo, the intern will
■ Support the review and analysis of donor proposals and reports by UNICEF offices
■ Support a series of analysis of Japan’s ODA for children
■ Support translation, report writing, preparation for any Japan-related presentation materials
■ Provide logistics and administrative support for advocacy events and/or meetings, particularly relating to TICAD VII and G20 in 2019
Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor
【Duration of assignment】
Between January - December 2019 (more than 2 months, up to 6 months)
Duty station is Tokyo, Japan.
Requirements & Preferences
【Qualifications of successful candidates】
■ Currently enrolled in a university or a graduate school, or those who graduated from schools within two years. Professional experiences are desirable.
■ Available for work in the office at least 3-4 days per week for 2-6 months.
■ Interested in child rights, child protection, education, health, nutrition, gender, youth and so on.
■ Experience and/or knowledge on international cooperation as well as humanitarian and development assistance. Working experience in project formulation and/or project report writing are desirable.
■ A high level of proficiency in both written and oral languages of English and Japanese is required (For English, we expect the candidates to have scores around TOEIC 800, TOEFL (P) 570, (C)229, (I)89).
■ Ability to work with MS Office, Excel, Powerpoint.
What we're doing.
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
Why we're doing.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation.
UNICEF was created with a distinct purpose in mind: to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.
We promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum – because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children. We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished: no child should suffer or die from a preventable illness. We work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is right to keep them from harm and enable them to protect others. We help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity.
We involve everyone in creating protective environments for children. We are present to relieve suffering during emergencies, and wherever children are threatened, because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation.
UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We work to assure equality for those who are discriminated against, girls and women in particular. We work for the Millennium Development Goals and for the progress promised in the United Nations Charter. We strive for peace and security. We work to hold everyone accountable to the promises made for children.
We are part of the Global Movement for Children – a broad coalition dedicated to improving the life of every child. Through this movement, and events such as the United Nations Special Session on Children, we encourage young people to speak out and participate in the decisions that affect their lives.
We are active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and National Committees. We are UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Salary / Fringe Benefits / Perks
Payment of stipend: PPD Tokyo will provide a lump sum of JPY 5,500/ day, inclusive of transport cost, to interns.