UNICEF recruits 01 Intern, WASH
Internship, WASH, Basrah, Iraq (open to Iraqi National only)
Job no: 521591
Work type: Internship
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.
Purpose of the internship:
UNICEF field office Basra is aiming to engage young university students with its activities. The purpose of the engagement is to prepare future human resources assets in specializations of the field office work including but not limited to water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, education, health, nutrition, child protections, communications, social policy. After completing the internship period, candidates are assumed to have gained the following skills in the humanitarian and development field of work:
Under the supervision of programme officer, the intern will undertake the following tasks:
Attending meetings with governmental directorates alongside the UNICEF officers and write meetings minutes. And follow up actions points based on the programme officerâ€™s directions and guidelines.
Under direct supervision, directions and guidance of programme officers to Conduct field assessments and data collections using tools prepared by the programme officers, data inputs excel and / or access databases on daily bases.
Under direct supervision of programme officers to conduct community group discussion and collection the voice of beneficiary about certain services to be discussed by the programme officers and delivered by both officers and field facilitators.
Participate in hygiene promotion activities, prepare activities reports and assist the programme officer in conducting KAP surveys.
Assist the programme officer in certain and limited quality assurance activities including following up the progress of implementation of project rehabilitation and report on daily bases to programme officers.
Duration: 10 weeks (tentatively from 1st of July to 30th of Aug 2019)
Location: Basra and ThiQar
Be enrolled at a university in Iraq at the undergraduate or graduate level in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, environmental and chemical engineering), Social since or related field is required.
Fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.
Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures and working environments;
Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others)
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: 21 Apr 2019 Arabic Standard Time
Applications close: 29 Apr 2019 11:55 PM Arabic Standard Time