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The internship is full-time (35 hrs) and working hours are flexible and set-up in mutual discussion with the supervisor considering existing study commitments. Interns will be linked to the ECW Secretariat and M&E team in Geneva.
Application due date- 10 November 2023
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, EDUCATION
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children and youth entitled to an education in emergencies, we would like to hear from you.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the first global multilateral fund dedicated to supporting education for children and youth in countries affected by wars, disasters and crises. It was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 by a broad coalition of international aid agencies and public and private donors to usher in faster and more sustainable education responses in crises settings. ECW inspires political commitment to financing education in humanitarian contexts, catalyzes financial resources, facilitates joint programming between humanitarian and development actors, empowers local partners and seeks to strengthen quality and accountability.
ECW is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure that provides strategic guidance and oversight to its investments. ECW’s day-to-day activities are carried out by a Secretariat under the direction of the ECW Director.
ECW is establishing a roster of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) interns. The ECW Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students/graduates the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in international development work in education under the direct supervision of the M&E team at the ECW Secretariat.
How can you make a difference?
Purpose of the internship:
Under the guidance of the Director of ECW and the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, the intern(s) provides technical and operational assistance to various processes in researching, collecting, analyzing, and presenting data and analysis while learning about organizational processes to support the implementation of the ECW workplan.
Specifically, the interns will be given a portfolio of ECW-supported programmes based on geographical locations and interests. They shall process and analyze annual/final reports of those programmes and existing datasets to support the production of ECW’s 2022 annual results report (see previous publication: https://www.educationcannotwait.org/annual-report-2021/ ) Interns may also support other initiatives led by the M&E team related to monitoring, evaluation, learning and knowledge sharing.
- Collecting, quality assuring, analyzing and synthesizing information across ECW grants to support program development, design, and preparation of the annual results report.
- Assisting in cost-effectiveness analysis and other financial analyses to calculate value-for-money of ECW investments.
- Assisting in education outcome change analysis of ECW investments.
- Performing data quality checks in ECW-supported grantees reports and final databases.
- Follow-up with ECW grantees on their results reporting when necessary.
- Draft sections of the ECW annual results report on ECW strategic objectives and/or Education outcomes.
- Supporting preparation of communication material including drafting learning briefs, blogs, and other relevant written material.
- Conducting background research, literature review and mapping and analysis of reports and evaluations in education in emergencies on a global and/or country/crisis level.
- Conducting program reviews or mapping through the ECW’s grants database to help synthesize information for learning and knowledge sharing.
- Supporting the development and management of databases and/or tracking tools to improve the M&E team’s ability to monitor the sharing and use of relevant knowledge products.
- Contributing to strengthening the overall ECW information management system.
- Assisting the M&E team with any other duties.
The Monitoring and Evaluation team is looking for 5 interns with complementary profiles to support the production of ECW 2023 annual results report and support in other M&E related tasks:
- Candidates with solid analytics skills (knowledge of Excel is compulsory) to assist the quantitative analysis of the reports and strengthen ECW databases.
- Candidates with analysis, synthesis, and technical writing skills on Education in Emergencies topics.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
- Be enrolled in a master’s degree programme or have graduated from a bachelor or master’s degree within the past three years.
- Have an academic background in any of the following:
- Education, international humanitarian/development and/or social sciences.
- Quantitative and or qualitative data analysis skills: data analysis, impact evaluation, applied statistics (using STATA, Excel, Power Query).
- Have academic or professional experience in any of the following:
- Synthesis information and drafting global level reports in English, preferably in education in emergency matters.
- Analytics skills (solid experience using Excel is required, candidates with experience using the STATA software are encouraged to apply).
- Be proficient in English (speaking, writing & reading) up to the highest standard.
- Proficiency in French and/or Spanish is a plus
- Have no immediate relatives (e.g., father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office or in the ECW Secretariat.
- Are not disqualified under the UNICEF Child Safeguarding Personnel Standards (DHR/STANDARDS/2019/001), or as amended.
Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to read ECW last annual report and understand ECW overall strategic and education objectives.
ECW is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all national, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
Due to the COVID pandemic we expect remote online work to be the standard. Office space is available in New York and Geneva based on discussion. Applicants who are in the USA or Switzerland at the time of application (for the US with a valid OPT/CPT if international student) are personally responsible for arranging any visa or immigration requirements, covering the entire period of their internship.
The monthly amount of internship stipend is the amount that is lower of the following two amounts:
USD 1,700 per month in the following offices: New York, Geneva, and Copenhagen; or 70% of the monthly salary of the GS level 3 step 1 in all other the duty stations.
ECW follows UNICEF’s rules and regulations in human resources management. Applicants are encouraged to read the FAQs on the UNICEF Internship program – which apply also to ECW – available at these links:
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships
(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
(3)Drive to achieve results for impact
(4)Innovates and embraces change
(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity
(6)Thinks and acts strategically
(7)Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.