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Climate and Environment Intern, UNICEF Regional Office


Climate and Environment Intern UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia

Job no: 540532
Position type: Internship
Location: Nepal
Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)
School/Unit: Regional Services Div (SAR), Kathmandu
Department/Office: Reg Serv – Prog Section, Kathmandu
Categories: Education


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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, Advocate.

How can you make a difference?

  • Coordinating with UNICEF Country offices in South Asia to research, consolidating data and information and conduct a mapping exercise of climate policies to date to determine the level of child and youth inclusivity in diverse sectors.
  • Conduct an analysis and policy note detailing results of the mapping focus on key sectors (i.e. WASH, Education, Health).
  • Providing technical support to the Climate Change and Environmental Degradation Unit for planning and programming.
  • Support the development of investment cases on building climate and environment action with children and young people.
  • Support the development of knowledge products on climate, energy, environment, and disaster risk reduction as required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Strong communication skills, written English skills, and ability to write clearly, succinctly and for a variety of audiences

Knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and computer skills such as SharePoint

Knowledge of and interest in South Asia news is an asset

Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to distil lengthy and often complex content into brief summaries

Prior experience with climate, energy, environment and disaster risk reduction in developing country contexts would be a considerable asset

Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother or sister) working in any UNICEF office; and

Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.

Education:Climate and Environment Intern UNICEF Regional Office

Enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years in business, economics, development and/or environmental sciences and related fields.  

Language proficiency:

Fluent in English, spoken and written

Working Conditions

The intern will be remote based and work from home. The intern will work and report to the supervisor of this internship, the Climate Change and Environment Degradation Advisor in ROSA. The intern is not expected to travel during the assignment. The intern will be expected to participate in UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a regular basis.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.

Advertised: May 18 2021 Nepal Standard Time
Application close: May 31 2021 Nepal Standard Time

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