Internship Opportunity : EAPRO Regional Support Center – PFP, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand


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 fulfil 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.

For every child, hope

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them
     

How can you make a difference? 

The Regional Support Center, PFP Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking a qualified individual to provide supportive analyses and evidence for UNICEF collaboration efforts with key public and private partners.

Background

UNICEF is the world’s leading children’s rights organization.  Over the last six decades, UNICEF has cultivated policy positions on a wide range of issues that affect children.  UNICEF works in partnership with national governments and community groups and cooperates with other United Nations organizations in determining children’s needs and developing programs to fulfill them. UNICEF works on the ground in more than 150 developing and transitional countries to help children survive and thrive.
 

Work Assignment: 

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Partnerships Manager, the intern will be responsible for supporting projects as outlined in the areas above.  The intern will also perform ad hoc functions to support other parts of the team as required.

The intern will undertake the following main tasks:

  • Conduct a mapping of upcoming development bank’s (ADB, IsDB, WB) financing projects relevant to youth education, employability and skilling (UNDP/UNICEF youth initiative), RO cross-cutting/ cross-sectoral areas and beyond.
  • Conduct desk research and a review of public sector donor strategy and priorities (EAP and ROSA) relevant to the UNDP-UNICEF youth initiative partnership countries (Nepal, Pakistan, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia) and beyond, including relevant support to RO cross-cutting/ cross-sectoral areas.
  • Update the 2019 Bilateral Donor Mapping Study (CRB) of public sector donor priorities in relation to the Business and Human Rights/Sustainability agenda and identify relevant donor opportunities based on the business engagement strategies of country offices and thematic focus areas of the Regional Office.
  • Upload/input public sector engagement pipelines and results in UNISON.
  • Update internal Business for Results communications (EAPRO) SharePoint site.
     

Duration of Contract:  Six months (December 2021 to May 2022)

Working Schedule: Full time (40 hours per week)
 

Qualifications:

  • Graduate level from recognized academic institution
     

Conditions of Intern:

  1. Expenses: Stipend according to UNICEF’s guideline is applicable.
  2. Health/Medical insurance: UNICEF accepts no responsibility for costs or fatality arising from illness or accidents incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises.  The intern must carry adequate and regular medical insurance.  The intern will be required to provide with a proof of medical insurance prior to commence work.
  3. Confidentiality. The intern is required to respect the confidentiality of information that s/he collect or is exposed to at UNICEF. No reports or papers may be published based on information obtained from UNICEF without the explicit written authorization by the Head of Office or Division Director.
  4. Impartiality. The intern is required to respect the impartiality and independence required of UNICEF and will not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to UNICEF.
  5. Employment Prospects. There is no expectance of employment at the end of the internship.
     

Provision of Supervising and Monitoring:

The intern will work under the supervision of Partnerships Manager, The Regional Support Center, PFP Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO).
 

Working Location: UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok (with possibly of remote working either entirely or partially depending on travel and other conditions at the time of onboarding)
 

How to apply:

Interested individuals are requested to submit the following documents no later than 23 November 2021:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • A completed UN Personal History Form (P-11)
  • Two letters of recommendation by the former employer and/or university
  • A copy of transcript
     

Download File FORM P11.doc

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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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 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.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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