Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
And we never give up:
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. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.
We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification - the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.
UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
How can you make a difference?
Rationale and context of the assignment:
The Administration Unit provides a range of administrative support to UNICEF office which includes but not limited to asset management, local and international travel, repairs and maintenance of premises, facilities, of vehicle fleet and its management, office security and organizing conferences and workshops. The office has a total workforce of 132 staff (international professionals and national staff).
This has rendered the Administration Unit understaffed in the immediate short term and unable to efficiently fulfill their mandate.
Administrative support is fundamental to the success of UNICEF operations and as such UNICEF Zimbabwe is looking to hire a paid intern for a period of 6 months to assist and support in the filling in the identified capacity gap.
Scope of work and objectives:
UNICEF Zimbabwe requires an enthusiastic, hard-working, determined Administrative Intern to ensure that administrative support is reliable, actionable and of a high standard and quality.
Under the guidance of Administrative Associate, the Intern will assist in the following tasks:
Duration: This will be a full time internship, the duration will be for 6 months from May 2nd – October 10, 2019 (full-time).
Conditions of Intern:
UNICEF will provide all necessary administrative and logistical support according to guidelines for supporting Interns.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have: