Research Intern

ChildSafeNet

ChildSafeNet is a non-profit non-governmental organization, established with a mission to make digital technology safer for children and young people. ChildSafeNet works with children, young people, parents, schools, colleges, government, the media, the private sector, NGOs and international organizations. We work to raise awareness on safer use of the Internet and digital devices to protect children and young people from Internet…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Lalitpur
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    Type of Appointment Internship
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary 10000 / Monthly
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    Job Level : Entry Level
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    Job Experience : Not Required
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Dec 23, 2021

Job Description

Duration: Three to Six Months

Background

ChildSafeNet is a non-profit non-governmental organization, established with a mission to make digital technology safer for children and young people. ChildSafeNet works with children, young people, parents, schools, colleges, government, the media, the private sector, NGOs and international organizations. We work to raise awareness on safer use of the internet and digital devices to protect children and young people from internet addiction, online sexual abuse and exploitation, cyber-bullying, phishing, gaming addiction and to promote digital literacy.

Purpose

The Research Intern will work as a member of the ChildSafeNet research team to conduct research studies on online safety of children and young people. Responsibilities of the intern includes providing assistance in systematically documenting literature related to protection of children and young people in the digital age.

Description of Duties

  • Search, collect and systematically document relevant literature, such as, case studies, newspaper & journal articles, research reports, policies, government directives, white papers, working papers, national/international legal documents, technical guides and speeches
  • Prepare a record file for the literature collected
  • Tabulate the findings in the prescribed format
  • Keep record of incidents of online abuse and exploitation against children and young people
  • Participate in trainings, meetings, workshops, seminars and field visits, as necessary
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualification & Experience

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in social work, sociology, journalism or anthropology
  • Experience in conducting desktop and field research in a methodical manner
  • Knowledge of literature search database
  • Knowledge on children and young people’s online behaviour and risks, desirable
  • Knowledge on ethical considerations related to research with children and young people on sensitive issues
  • Good knowledge of digital technology and use of office computer applications, including working with databases
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English and Nepali

Personal Attributes

  • A strong commitment to protection of children and young people
  • Willingness to learn and keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of cyber safety for children and young people
  • Ability to think analytically, strategically and critically, and outside-of-the box
  • Creativity, flexibility and attention to detail
  • Sound planning and organizational (including self-management and time-management) skills
  • Excellent timely communication manner – online, telephone and face to face
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organisational boundaries
  • Ability to take own initiatives but also to work as a part of the team in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to plan assigned work, respond to tight deadlines and multi-task
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and informants
  • Sensitivity to gender, ethnicity and children and young people in difficult circumstances

How to Apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit applications with a statement on how they can contribute to this role, a curriculum vitae, and a recent photograph to info@childsafenet.org, by 31 December 2021, with “Research Intern as the subject. The successful candidate MUST be available to commence work within two weeks of receiving the internship offer. The internship is conditional upon receipt of two references and a successful background check.

Equal Opportunity

ChildSafeNet is an equal opportunity organization. This vacancy is open for all, regardless of the applicants’ gender, ethnicity and socio-economic backgrounds.

Child Safeguarding

ChildSafeNet is committed to protection of children and young people from abuse and exploitation. The intern’s work may include direct contact with children and young people, in-person or online. Everyone associated with the organization needs to abide by ChildSafeNet’s child safeguarding and anti-harassment policies.