Internship (Full-time) – PPD UN Partnerships team, Berlin, Germany, 26 weeks, on-site

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  • Berlin
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UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

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The Germany Team in UNICEF’s Public Partnerships Division is looking for a university intern to support the team in shaping and building partnerships with assigned governments to achieve results for children worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity to obtain an in-depth understanding of the functioning of UNICEF and its work, from high-level political engagement to liaising with colleagues in the field and regional offices and across headquarters divisions. Under the direction of the Germany Team Senior Advisor, the intern will support various aspects of external relations, development and implementation of partner strategies and approaches for member states and respective thematic areas.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

How can you make a difference? 

The Germany Team in UNICEF’s Public Partnerships Division is looking for a university intern to support the team in shaping and building partnerships with assigned governments to achieve results for children worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity to obtain an in-depth understanding of the functioning of UNICEF and its work, from high-level political engagement to liaising with colleagues in the field and regional offices and across headquarters divisions. Under the direction of the Germany Team Senior Advisor, the intern will support various aspects of external relations, development and implementation of partner strategies and approaches for member states and respective thematic areas. Main tasks include:

 

1. Learn by supporting Partnership, Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Strategies with Member States:

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, contribute to the partnership, advocacy, and resource mobilization strategies for assigned Member States.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on partner and income trends, analyze development assistance policies and keep resource partner profiles updated.
  • Support implementation of engagement plans and activities with the objectives of (1) increasing core and quality resources; (2) identifying possible sources of new and continued funding; and (3) advocating for child rights with selected partner countries.

 

2. Learn by supporting the Senior Advisor and other senior management for their strategic engagement with government partners and international forums:

  • Assist with the organization of partner consultations and other convenings with assigned partners.
  • Support with preparing briefing notes and any other documentation required by Senior Management for visits to and from assigned partners.
  • Participate in and summarize results from internal and external meetings with assigned resource partners.
  • Assist the Senior Advisor in managing day-to-day contacts with partners.

 

3. Assist the Public Partnerships Division and UNICEF at large in partner engagement at multilateral fora.

4. Learn by supporting the Senior Advisor and the broader Germany Team, as required, in providing guidance and support to UNICEF Field Offices on various partnerships matters, including contribution management and donor recognition.

 

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

  • An academic and experience background in Social Sciences or related field, including a relevant background and interest in international relations, development and humanitarian assistance, resource mobilization and external relations.
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Good command of Microsoft Windows working environment and applications, Excel, ability to produce presentations.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency contexts is considered an asset.
  • 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.​​​​​​​
  • Fluency in English and German is required. Advanced knowledge of another official UN language (particularly French or Spanish) is an asset.
  • Additional consideration will be given to any past experience.
  • Modality: The internship is onsite in Berlin on a full-time basis. Working hours are flexible and agreed mutually with the supervisor. Interns may take up to 2.5 days per month off work for any reason, including for medical reasons. The stipend will be reduced for any absence beyond this quota.

     

    Tentative start date: 1 June 2024 for 6 months (26 weeks). An internship may be terminated by either party, with a notice period of at least two weeks.

     

    Salary/Payment: As per UNICEF guidelines, an intern will be paid a stipend of US $1,700 per month if based in New York or​​​​​ 70% of the monthly salary of the GS level 3 step 1 in other duty station if telework from outside. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.

     

    Insurance: UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern’s service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start the internship with the Health Section.

     

    Visa Requirements: Individuals are personally responsible for obtaining any required visa, covering the entire period of their internship. If necessary, UNICEF will support the process by providing relevant documents such as the proof of internship. For internships in the US, the candidate needs to be eligible for a G4 Visa, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), be a Green Card holder or US Citizen.

     

    For more on internships at UNICEF, follow this link: INTERNSHIPS-Start your career with UNICEF

     

    For every Child, you demonstrate… 

    UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA). 

     

    To view our competency framework, please visit here

     

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for personnel with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment. 

     

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 

     

    Remarks:  

     

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

     

    The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to selected candidates who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts. 

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