The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fun – UNICEF is an agency that falls under the United Nations.
UNICEF began operations 11 December 1946 soon after WW2: mostly to assist mothers and children affected by the war.
Its Headquarters are at New York in The United States Of America and currently headed by Catherine M. Russell. The main Activity of UNICEF is providing humanitarian and development aid to Children and women worldwide.
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UNICEF has Internship vacancies available for various Regions and all youths are encouraged to apply for the positions available that suit their qualifications.
UNICEF is looking for dedicated, energetic, ambitious, youths with leadership qualities to apply for the different roles that have arisen with in their organisation.
International Professional (IP) staff are recruited internationally and serve in all duty stations globally. They hold leadership, managerial or specialist functions which require technical expertise. Senior staff or Director-level positions are also part of this category.
International professionals are normally required to have an advanced university degree in a field relevant to UNICEF’s work. Within the IP category there are different levels, each with a required minimum number of years of relevant professional work experience.
National Officer (NO) staff are nationals of the country where their duty station is located, and they perform functions of a technical and professional nature. Broadly speaking, the requirements for the NO staff category are similar to those of International Professional (IP) staff, with a more pronounced emphasis on in-depth knowledge of the local setting, institutions and partners.
National Officers are normally required to have an advanced university degree in a field relevant to UNICEF’s work. Within the NO category there are different levels, each with a required minimum number of years of relevant professional work experience.
General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited and provide administrative and support services across all areas of the organization in both headquarters and field duty stations.
Completion of a secondary education is required while a first level university degree is an asset. Within the GS category there are different levels, each with a required minimum number of years of relevant professional work experience.
Consultant and Individual Contractors
Consultants and Individual Contractors are engaged by UNICEF for their expertise in a specific field. They provide specialized services for a range of time-bound projects and initiatives.
Consultants are recognized as an authority or specialist in a specific field, engaged by UNICEF in an advisory or consultative capacity. Individual contractors provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task.
The qualifications, competencies, expertise and experience required for these roles are based on the Terms of Reference of the specific vacancy and are indicated in the vacancy announcement.
When applying for consultancy or individual contractor positions, you are required to provide your daily or monthly rate, as indicated in the announcement. Rates are expected to be all-inclusive, covering your fee for the assignment and additional employment-related costs such as travel and medical insurance.
Contracts are limited to a maximum cumulative duration of 11.5 months in a 12-month period and up to a maximum cumulative duration of 46 months in a 48-month period. Once the maximum cumulative contract duration of 46 months has been reached, a mandatory 12-month break must be observed.
UNICEF is currently enrolling Internship vacancies in the respective areas:
- Sri Lanka
- Burundi x3
- Nigeria x 2
- High School qualifications.
- Relevant Degree in the Field Chosen.
- Good Verbal and Written skills.
- Flexible work Schedule including weekends and overtime.
Position Level: Internship.
Work Location: Different Locations
Remuneration: TBA to the successful candidate
Due Date: Various