Information Management Intern for Gender Section

UNICEF

UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we support child…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Sep 19, 2022

Job Description

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.

For every child, Gender Equality

How can you make a difference?

Background and Rationale:

UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Gender equality is essential to realising UNICEF’s mandate, identified as one of the most fundamental challenges to sustainable development1 and a significant detractor from fulfilling UNICEF’s mission and mandate. UNICEF’s new Strategic Plan (SP) 2022-2025 continues to emphasise gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women as a guiding principle. It incorporates a new approach to transforming structural barriers and gender norms that are the underlying drivers of gender inequality. UNICEF’s new Gender Action Plan III (GAP), 2022-2025 emphasises a transformative gender approach to programming in all areas of UNICEF’s work across the humanitarian and development nexus. By adopting its most progressive and forward-looking SP, Gender Policy, and Gender Action Plan to date, UNICEF is committed to advancing bold, transformative change toward a more gender equal world. These plans recognise that to achieve success, gender must be integrated into all of UNICEF’s programmatic work, by undertaking new, targeted and transformative actions for adolescent girls. UNICEF is committed  to placing the rights, well-being and leadership of adolescent girls at the very core of what we do, with actions that promote girls’ health, nutrition, learning and skills, as well as protection from violence, exploitation, abuse and harmful practices across the life course.

The gender priorities for the 2022-2025 programming cycle for the South Asia Region (ROSA) have been identified through an in-depth gender analysis of the context-specific, cross-cutting gender concerns across the eight countries in the region. Three key gender priorities are identified as strategic foci for ROSA to address the root causes and drivers of gender inequality, setbacks and challenges exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic (discussed above), and the impact of humanitarian emergencies, including climate change impacts, natural disasters, political and economic crises. These three strategic foci, which are aligned with UNICEF’s overall SP and GAP III programmatic acceleration areas and are reflected in the regional gender theory of change are:

i.   Health Nutrition and WASH;

ii.  Learning and Skills; and

iii. Protection from all Harmful practices and Gender Based Violence.

Purpose:

The overall purpose of this internship is to support the Gender section in information and knowledge management (including virtual resources), database construction and utilization, and standardization of communication products.

Expected results (measurable results):

Working directly under the supervision of the Regional Gender Adviser, the intern will be responsible for the following general/specific tasks:

  1. General Tasks
    1. Support the section with infographics and data analytics for Gender Related reports
    2. Preparation of section specific Dashboards
    3. Support organizing meeting and webinars
  2. Specific Tasks per Functional Area
    1. Contribute data and analysis to the gender section reports
    2. Support on development of knowledge products
  3. Monitoring & Evaluation:
    1. Support the review, monitoring and analysis of data and evidence
    2. Gather and prepare documentation, presentation, graphs, and analytical results from the UNICEF SitAn, SitRep, SES and CCC indicators
    3. Support preparation of summary analysis of ROSA year end reports, technical materials and other resources
    4. Support data analysis of available datasets, and produce regular statistical reports, visualizations, and maps
    5. Ensure timely data collection from different sources including UNICEF’s and its partners’ Information Management Systems when applicable and as per program requirements.
    6. Develop infographics and maps  in support of the office’s need for evidence generation and reporting.

Working Conditions:

Duration: The internship will last 6 months, starting from 15th October 2022.

Location: The intern will work remotely (with the possibility to work at the South Asia Regional Office in Kathmandu, Nepal to be determined due to Covid-19). The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for interns.

Financial support: UNICEF will also provide a monthly stipend in accordance with UNICEF rules and recommendations – if this is not covered by the University. All other costs will be borne by the university/candidate.

Insurance:

  • UNICEF accepts no responsibility for costs or fatality arising from illness or accidents incurred during the internship; therefore, the intern must have adequate medical insurance.
  • Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work.

Learning Opportunities for the Intern:

  • General understanding of the work and mission of the UNICEF programme in South Asia
  • Insight and hands-on experience on UNICEF related to Gender and Development
  • Become more familiar with working in a United Nations / international organization and in a multicultural environment

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Recently completed or currently pursuing a University Degree in any discipline
  • Knowledge and experience of working on sharepoint and Excel
  • Strong interest in using different ICT tools
  • Interest in creating designs and developing communication products
  • Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office products)
  • A minimum of 6 months of relevant professional experience
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Required competencies:

  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity and enthusiasm
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to quickly understand instructions, ask for clarification when needed, adapt and work independently to produce results on time
  • Ability to learn fast and respond positively to feedback
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Attention to details
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

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.

 

How to Apply

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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