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HR Intern – Palestinian Programme in Lebanon (PPL) – Beirut, Lebanon

The HR Intern will work in the Palestinian Programme in Beirut Office and may be required to travel to UNICEF field offices and the Palestinian camps and gatherings in Lebanon.

As part of regular ongoing responsibilities, the HR Intern will be required to:

Support in monitoring the recruitment process of PPL’s partner NGOs

  1. Aid in the review the job advertisements of partner NGOs
  2. Review the entire screening process of candidates applying to positions in partner NGOs under UNICEF’s projects
  3. Act as a panel member from UNICEF in the interviews with partner NGOs
  4. Review the contract details of selected candidates
  5. Ensure that contracts are timely signed and archived

Provide support in auditing previous recruitments at PPL partner NGOs

  1. Review the contracts of current staff at partner NGOs
  2. Take over and follow-up on the most recent recruitments
  3. Archive all contracts and cross-check their details with the programme budgets.

Support in the development of an HR capacity building plan for partner NGOs

  1. Design a capacity building plan to improve the knowledge of partner NGOs in HR-related topics with a focus on recruitment and performance review.
  2. Deliver the corresponding HR trainings to partner NGOs.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate or graduate school in Human Resource Management. Or have graduated within the past 2 years.
  • Previous experience in HR is desired.
  • Excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and computer skills (MS applications, especially Word, Publisher and Excel).
  • Fluency in Arabic and English is essential. French is considered an asset.
  • A high level of individual responsibility, commitment and initiative.
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Administrative guidance:

  • Supervisor: Programme Manager (Chief Palestinian Programme)
  • The Intern will provide her/himself with a laptop.
  • UNICEF will provide a temporary desk and access to Internet and printing facilities at the UNICEF offices.
  • Successful candidates are expected to arrange for the visa requirements, if and when required.
  • UNICEF Lebanon may assist with the visa procedures; however, all visa related costs must be borne by the Intern.
  • The selected intern will be required to share proof of health/medical insurance prior to contract issuance. Health/Medical Insurance costs will be borne by the intern.

Click here to Apply for the HR Intern – Palestinian Programme

Internship : Evidence Generation, Accra, Ghana, Policy and Evidence Section, 6 months duration

How you can make a difference

Join our team as an intern and support the unit to implement selected pieces of ongoing research/impact evaluations and translation of evidence into practice.

As a team member, you will specifically be required to do the following:

  1. Support the review of selected research products
  2. Support the development of policy documents based on evidence generated
  3. Support the dissemination of evidence and its utilization

Tasks to be completed

  1. Support the unit to review and provide inputs into research products. This will involve participating in review meetings with relevant research institutions as required.    
  2. Support the unit to develop policy briefs based on selected research products by working with a designer and communication unit for the layout and design of the policy briefs.
  3. Support the organization of at least 2 dissemination events on the results of two research products.

Expected Deliverables  

  1. At least four draft social protection reports reviewed, and inputs provided.
  2. The development, finalization, design, and printing of at least 6 policy documents supported.
  3. Two dissemination events supported.

Supervision and Reporting Arrangement

The intern will be coached and closely supervised by the Social Protection Specialist. S/he will work in close collaboration with the social protection team.

Payment and Payment Schedule

The Intern will receive monthly stipend in accordance with UNICEF guidelines.

Time Frame

January-May 2022

Official Travel Involved

The assignment is based in the Ghana Country office, Accra and will involve a limited number of trips outside Accra. As much as possible, field trips for interns should be minimized to mitigate risks. Arrangement for field trips will be facilitated by the office in the smoothest available way at that point in time. In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, field travel for intern must be confirmed and strongly justified by supervisor in writing.

Click here to Apply for the Evidence Generation Internship position

Communications Intern with Global Cluster Coordination Unit (GCCU) – Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Geneva, Switzerland (6 months)

How can you make a difference?

The role will spearhead efforts to better promote UNICEF work as a leading cluster agency both internally and externally. As such, the Communications Intern will:

  • Support the research, collection and synthesizing of qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the development of evidence-based advocacy and communication materials.
  • Identify key contacts and opportunities to advance the GCCU advocacy and communication priorities, including updating contact lists, maintaining calendars of events and mapping key stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with technical colleagues, develop briefing notes, key messages and talking points for high level meetings for the GCCU Chief, and occasionally for the director of EMOPS Geneva.
  • Draft/write/edit letters, reports, speeches, press releases, news articles and other key programme/advocacy/information materials for internal use/distribution and web-based dissemination.
  • Develop visual and compelling communication tools, including infographics, to promote and share the extent and added value of the work.
  • Assist in the development of the GCCU quarterly newsletter and other communication products to inform, raise awareness and promote key initiatives in close collaboration and liaison with clusters, GCCU Chief and other relevant UNICEF staff.
  • Contribute to the preparation of human-interest stories and case studies that show how UNICEF supported activities have impacted the lives of individual, families and communities.
  • Support the strengthening and further development of GCCU online presence in internal and external sites, including proposing and drafting content and extend support to UNICEF’s 3 clusters and 1 area of responsibility on external communications approaches. Help guide content development by the clusters and build it into regular processes (e.g. website content development)
  • Assist GCCU in the development of the strategy to position cluster coordination both internally and externally, identifying communications needs for different audiences, including donors and contributing to annual planning processes.
  • Perform other duties as requested

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Be enrolled or recent graduate (within last two years) of an undergraduate or advanced degree programme in audiovisual communications, journalism, social sciences, international law, child rights and human rights, development planning, or a related technical field;
  • Good communication skills: ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts in both oral and written form with excellent writing skills in English is essential;
  • Interest in development and human rights issues, policies as well as social programming policies and trends in international development cooperation;
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan, and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills;
  • Planning, analytical, alliance building and organizational skills;
  • Experience with website content writing is an asset;
  • Experience in reporting to donors or fundraising is an asset;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor; and
  • 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 that the intern will report to.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Stipend: In accordance to UNICEF’s guidelines, selected intern will provided a monthly stipend during the internship. Actual stipend amount will be based on the location of the selected intern. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

Click here to Apply for the Communications Intern with Global Cluster Coordination Unit (GCCU)

Information Management Intern with Global Cluster Coordination Unit (GCCU) – Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS)

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Information Management Specialist in GCCU, the intern will provide key support to the Global Cluster Coordination Unit in information and knowledge management.

Tasks and Domains of Responsibility:

1. Information Management

  • Contribute to reporting tasks and performance monitoring of the global and field level coordination (e.g. HR mapping, team field deployments, and Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring (CCPM)).

2. Websites enhancement project (4 cluster websites and 1 intercluster). Includes:

  • Provide programme management support to the GCCU websites development and maintenance project.
  • Coordinate with UNICEF Led cluster’s focal points and the web development vendor.
  • Support towards strengthened business analysis to include coordination of responses to the clusters’ requirements and the delivery of the website services and solutions.
  • Attend and support the preparation of meetings with the vendor and the cluster’s focal point.
  • Support Quality Assurance testing efforts including manual and automated tests.
  • Support the preparation of technical and product documentation and training material.
  • Monitor the web development work against the planned timeline.

3. Knowledge Management

  • Support management of the GCCU websites, SharePoint folders including file management and organising the archive folders.
  • Support the streamlining and functionality of internal and external facing knowledge resources including the SharePoint and corporate website.
  • Support the learning channels on the Learning Management System for clusters and intercluster

4. Perform other related tasks as requested by the supervisor

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Be enrolled or recent graduate (within last two years) of an undergraduate or advanced degree programme in information systems, information management, computer science, social sciences, geography, epidemiology or similar;
  • Keen interest in analytics, information management, visualization, and performance optimization;
  • Experience in web design/development using Drupal CMS is required;
  • Knowledge of key website infrastructure technologies (e.g. DNS, SSL, hosting, cloud computing, programming languages);
  • Knowledge of key business tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPivot, PowerPoint);
  • Knowledge of analytics tools (e.g. Microsoft SQL, PowerBI, Tableau);
  • Strong knowledge of data management techniques, quantitative analysis and methods will be an asset;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and synthesis skills are an asset;
  • Fluency in English language (oral and written) is required;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to manage the available time and resources and to work to tight deadlines, with minimal supervision;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor; and
  • 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 that the intern will report to.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Stipend: In accordance to UNICEF’s guidelines, selected intern will provided a monthly stipend during the internship. Actual stipend amount will be based on the location of the selected intern. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

Click here to Apply for the Information Management Intern Position

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