Internship: Migration Unit, Director's Office, NYHQ, Requisition # 527271(03 Positions in NY and Geneva)

UNICEF - New York, NY

Full-time | Part-time | Internship
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The UNICEF Migration Team based in the Programme Division is recruiting three interns to support across different programmatic areas. All interns will work with the team towards implementing UNICEF Six Point Agenda on Children on the Move and support the Headquarters’ functions on coordination, knowledge management, policy and programming guidance and partnerships.

Specifically, the first intern (Geneva-based) will support the Senior Advisor Migration on engaging with the UN Migration Network, on managing partnerships with IOM and UNHCR and on working on the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration. The intern will support the Senior Advisor by providing background research, analysis and writing on demand, developing briefing documents and talking points, which will support UNICEF in partnership building within the UN Migration Network and with key partners. A particular thematic focus will be on access to healthcare for children on the move.

The second intern (New York-based) will support the programmatic response for refugee and migrant children along the Central America – Mexico - U.S. migratory route. The intern will be working to support the technical assistance and training projects of UNICEF in its initiative on migration in the Americas, along with policy analysis and written briefs related to the protection needs and systems for children and families from Central America and Mexico.

The third intern (New York-based) will support the Policy Specialist Migration on global coordination of UNICEF action across HQ, regional and country offices and global knowledge management. This includes enabling staff globally to find the right information at the right time through the maintenance of the UNICEF Knowledge Domain on Children on the Move, curating new data, reports and programming insights. In addition, the intern will support the Migration Team by providing background research, analysis and writing on programmatic and policy best practises – covering topics such as inclusion of migrant and displaced children inti national health, education and child protection systems.

Main duties and responsibilities:
Within the delegated authority and the given organisational set-up, the incumbents may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties:

For the first intern:
Support the Senior Advisor in engaging with IOM and UNHCR, as well as strengthen partnerships with WHO and other Geneva-based organisations. This may include developing briefing notes, accompanying to meetings and taking minutes.
Support the Senior Advisor in engaging with Member States and with the UN Migration Network on the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration.
Provide particular support to UNICEF’s engagement on ensuring access to health care for children on the Move, including by supporting the Senior Advisor to engage in international health policy discussions, and liaising with UNICEF colleagues in the Health Sector.
Liaising with other members of the team to participating in internal meetings as required.
Providing support on additional tasks as required.

For the second intern:
Support the development of a technical report on Program Solutions for Refugee and Migrant Children in consultation with the Programme Specialist, consultant writer, and a Reference Group of relevant stakeholders; Help to coordinate calls and/or meetings, collect and organize stakeholder feedback for inclusion in the report. Assist with research, writing and editing portions of the report.
Support the convening of technical workshops focused on capacity building of appropriate care programs for unaccompanied children. Manage workshop administrative and logistical details, agenda and participant lists, briefing packets, workshop presenters, related correspondence and follow-up materials.
Assist with background research briefs on identified priority areas, selecting and analysing the most relevant information, to inform the drafting of policy briefs on identified priority themes.
Conduct research to identify and coordinate existing service resources available for uprooted children and families to support greater cross-regional coordination of services.
Liaise with other members of the team to participating in internal meetings as required.
Provide support on additional tasks as required.

For the third intern:
Supporting the knowledge exchange of UNICEF globally on children on the move through the maintenance of the Document Repository.
Provide support to colleagues across Country and Regional Offices, as well as HQ in navigating and using the Knowledge Domain.
Preparing background research briefs on identified priority areas, selecting and analysing the most relevant information, to inform the drafting of policy briefs on identified priority themes.
Identifying opportunities for knowledge sharing and facilitating cross-linkages on migration, through the course of the research.
Liaising with other members of the team to participating in internal meetings as required.
Providing support on additional tasks as required.

Benefits to Intern:
Exposure to UNICEF’s work on children on the move, guidance through weekly meetings with the supervisor and participation in learning opportunities. Receiving training on editing, maintaining and troubleshooting Knowledge Domains.

The intern will also be provided with a stipend of 1500 USD per month if full-time. If recruited from outside New York City or Geneva, a one-time lump sum to contribute towards travel cost may be granted (based on availability of funding).

Location: The internship will be based in UNICEF HQ and it is not expected that the intern will travel during the assignment period.

Duration: This will be a part time internship and the duration will be for 3 to 6 months (maximum allowable 26 weeks)

In accordance to UNICEF’s guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend (based on the number of working days). There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

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 his/her work. If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the relevant UNICEF forms on conditions regarding service as an intern.

Living Conditions and Working Environment:
S/he will work with hiring section and report to the supervisor of this internship. S/he is not expected to travel out of this duty station during the assignment. A flexible workspace will be provided. The intern will be expected to participate in Section's meetings, as well as other UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a regular basis.

Qualifications: (Education, Language, etc):
Currently enrolled in a university or a graduate school, or those who graduated within the last two years. A specialisation in migration studies is a strong advantage.
Experience and/or knowledge on in migration and displacement is a strong advantage.
Strong research and writing skills required.
Flexibility to work as part of a dynamic team and high degree of team spirit required.
Available for work in the office, either Geneva or New York-based, for 6 months.

In addition, for the first intern (Geneva-based):
Familiarity with the Global Compact on Migration and the UN Migration Network is an advantage.
Experience and/or knowledge in the area of public health, including on migrants and refugee access to health care is a strong advantage.

In addition, for the second intern (NY-based):
Experience in information management, and/or policy work is an asset.
Excellent knowledge of MS Office is required. Experience working with maintaining Sharepoints/Websites is a strong advantage, and a willingness to learn a minimum requirement.

In addition, for the third intern (NY-based):
Expertise on the region and the US immigration landscape is a strong advantage.
Spanish is a strong advantage.
Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Other languages, especially Spanish, are an asset.

Other Requirements:
Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate school and has completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an undergraduate degree (if the candidate is 18 years old, this replaces the two-year bachelor’s completion requirement); or, Graduate Degree Program (i.e., Master’s, PhD). It should also state the expected graduation date. Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance
Copy of Identification Card (ID)
One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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.

Opening Date Tue Oct 22 2019 08:00:00 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) Eastern Daylight Time
Closing Date Tue Nov 05 2019 22:55:00 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)