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For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE:

In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF’s ability to deliver better results for children, there is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Major Tasks & Learning Activities:

Under the supervision of the Program Leads WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) and CAP (Communication & Advocacy), the intern will provide support and learn the following:

  1. Mapping of ongoing corporates and CSR initiatives in WASH – One report
  2. Developing concepts for potential CSR collaboration on key thematic WASH areas through basic review and research – 5 concept notes.
  3. Documentation of successful WASH, CSR initiatives from the field – 5 nos.
  4. Gain preliminary experience and understanding of UNICEF and how it functions.
  5. Gain experience and working knowledge about partnerships for development, specifically in the CSR Sector.

End of Internship:

At the end of the internship, the intern will prepare one comprehensive qualitative report inclusive of key assignments delivered, key learnings and challenges.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will …

  • Be enrolled in Masters/Bachelors degree in Rural Management, Business Management, Social Sciences.;
  • *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree;
  • Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
  • Familiarity with emergency is considered an asset;
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • Willingness to travel to field sites (within and outside Kolkatta), if needed.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Internship Maximum duration is 12 weeks, regardless of academic requirement.

Interns cannot have immediate relatives working in any UNICEF officeas well as no relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.

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

Applications are subject to background verification.

Closing Date Wed May 29 2019 11:25:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time) 


Apply here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=522181