Internship: Education

UN Children's Fund, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Education ManagementFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th May, 2019

Job Description

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:

UNICEF Eastern and Southern African Regional Office’s (ESARO) Education Section is guided by the Strategic Plan Goal Area 2: “Every child learns”. The Education Section supports Country Offices to promote early childhood education (ECE), education quality, adolescent girls’ education and education in emergencies, as well as the inclusion of children with disabilities in education. The Regional Office supports country offices through direct technical support, quality assurance and oversight, data management and analysis, generation and dissemination of research and tools, as well as partnership building.

How can you make a difference:

Support the organization of the the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) meeting and the ESA/ESP capacity development workshop/training (in collaboration with the Education Specialist, Gender).

Support the dissemination of the “Time to Teach” research that is being run in eight ESAR countries and prepare for the regional dissemination event for the research and any other dissemination (in collaboration with the Education Specialist, Quality).

Support the development and roll-out of a communication strategy around the ten ESARO Education Think Pieces (in collaboration with the Education Specialist, Quality).
Support the development of the adolescent skills and employability country models/cases, particularly in the design, lay-out and data fact-checking (in collaboration with the Skills Consultant).
Provide overall support to the Section and Regional Education Advisor as necessary.

The intern would through practical application and coaching, develop skills in:

  • Knowledge management and use to impact practice
  • Networking and building partnerships
  • Research, data and analysis
  • Education technical areas
  • Communications and advocacy.

Furthermore, specific online courses would be completed.

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

  • Completed or enrolled in an advanced university degree in social science, education, economics, philosophy or another related field.
  • Excellent written and oral English is required, and French of Portuguese is an added bonus for our region.
  • Excellent day-to-day computer literacy, with knowledge of data analysis IT tools.
  • Experience of working in complex bureaucracies and multicultural environments would be an advantage.
  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to contribute to a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Orientation to innovate and see impact in innovations.
  • Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner.


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