UNICEF Vacancy Fresh Graduates | Intern

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

Position: Intern

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

  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.  
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.  
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.  
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures and working environments.  
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree program in social sciences or have graduated within the past two years.  
  • Must be at least 18 years old.  
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Experience working with children with disabilities (or adults with disabilities), or working on disability inclusion in education, or/and experience with one’s own disability.
  • 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.

UNICEF Ethiopia’s Learning and Development (Education) section focuses on Strengthening access to quality education at the primary education level, implementing early learning and school readiness, revision of school curricula, improving life skills education, strengthening school gender clubs, and engaging communities to support girls’ education, systems strengthening, and working on disability-inclusive programming.

Estimates for the number of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia range from 7.8 million (9.3 percent of the population) to 15 million (17.6 percent) with an estimated 55 percent being children. Persons with disabilities in Ethiopia are amongst the poorest and most marginalized groups. In urban areas, the extreme poverty rate for persons with disabilities is 41 percent higher than for people without disabilities, with children having the highest rate of extreme poverty.

Multi-dimensional child poverty for children with disabilities impacts every aspect of a household, including their access to education and affordability of other basic services (Health, Nutrition, Social policy, WASH, and protection). The situation for children with disabilities in Ethiopia is exacerbated by recurring climate change-induced disasters, public health emergencies, and conflict.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Builds and maintains partnerships (1)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1)
  • Drive to achieve results for impact (1)
  • Innovates and embraces change (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (1)
  • Works collaboratively with others (1)

Under the supervision of the Education Manager output 2, the intern will undertake the following tasks: 

  • Support to Education programme on how to mainstream disability inclusion.  
  • Provide administrative and technical inputs in disability inclusion meetings with multiple stakeholders. 
  • Collect relevant data on disability, analyze the findings, and prepare briefing notes and reports on assigned disability-related subject areas of interest to UNICEF, Donors, and partners. 
  • Assist in documenting and cataloging disability-related information and collating relevant information on disability collected from multiple stakeholders. 
  • Conduct a literature review on existing research on disability and share Key findings that are aligned and relevant for UNICEF programming. 
  • Assist in organizing events and facilitating disability inclusion (training events, workshops, seminars, conferences, missions, etc.) and draft/edit reports of the same as may be required. 
  • Undertake other tasks from the supervisor. 

Place of Work: Addis Ababa – Ethiopia

Deadline: March 31, 2024

How to Apply:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

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