Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 13 Mar 2017
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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.
To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Purpose of the internship:
On 15 March 2016, the Government of Viet Nam requested assistance from international partners in its response to the drought and salt water intrusion, prioritizing interventions for safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene practices as well as nutritional support in drought-affected areas. It also prioritized enhanced monitoring of potential disease outbreaks. On 26 April 2016, the Government of Viet Nam, the United Nations, and partners appealed to the international community to support a US$48.5 million joint Government-United Nations emergency response plan to address the El Niño drought, affecting as many as two million people in central and southern regions. UNICEF led the development of funding proposals on emergency WASH and nutrition under the framework of the joint Government-United Nations Emergency Response Plan ultimately launched in June 2016.
For its part, UNICEF Viet Nam successfully mobilized USD 4 million (of which USD 1.5 million was from the CERF and USD 2.5 million from the Government of Japan), leading to the development and approval of the programme on “Emergency Support in Responding to Drought and Salt Water Intrusion in South Central Coast, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta Region supported by UNICEF”. This programme has supported nutrition interventions for 7,480 severe acute malnourished children between six months and five years of age, 83,335 children between six and 23 months, and 123,200 pregnant and lactating women in six provinces (Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Ninh Thuan, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang and Ca Mau). The programme has also provided water and sanitation interventions to 78,000 households in 10 drought-affected provinces (Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Dak Lak, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Ben Tre, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang and Ca Mau).
The Emergency Team was established in UNICEF to support the operational implementation of the emergency response programme. The team was supported by two Programme Assistants of which one left on maternity leave in mid-February 2017. Since then, the remaining one Programme Assistant has been supporting the liquidation of large volumes of funds with 4 implementing partners, transfer of the remaining funds and all administrative tasks (including travels of 5 Programme Officers). In order to manage the workload on the section, the office has recommended the recruitment of an intern to support specifically the administrative work.
Under the supervision of the Head of the Emergency Programme, the intern will provide:
Information and discussions well recorded; and translation and interpretation provided to support communication with partners
Correspondence drafted and communication with partners efficiently assisted to support programme implementation
Provide general support to the Head of Emergency Programme as and when required
Start date: 17 March – 2 June 2017
Duration: 11 weeks
Salary/Payment: UNICEF will not pay for services provided by an intern and all the expenses connected with these services must be borne by the intern. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.
How to apply?
The candidates for internship should send the Personal History Form (UN Personal History Form), a letter of interest, and a letter of recommendation (can be from employers, internships, university professor, etc.). They will also need to provide proof of medical and life insurance.
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How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503330