Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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, protection
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential - to the benefit of a better world.
The Middle East and North Africa Regional Office (MENARO) is a hub for information, technical expertise, oversight and coordination for UNICEF Country Offices. It also supports these offices in their efforts to raise much-needed resources. Specialist advisers based in Amman, Jordan help develop programmes in health and nutrition, child protection, adolescent development, education, water and sanitation, social policy and emergency preparedness. They also provide technical oversight and support for financial management, communication, planning, and programme monitoring and evaluation.
Across the region, we are working closely with governments, civil society partners, research institutions, private sector and other UN agencies to build strong child protection systems to prevent and mitigate harm for children and to ensure that if and when they are harmed they get the needed care and protection to recover. We provide technical and financial support to reforming national polices and laws to align them with international standards, strengthen service delivery systems, support monitoring systems and data generation for evidence-based interventions, leverage funds and expertise and raise awareness on protection issues among both children themselves and other key duty bearers such as governments and care-givers.
Under the supervision of the CP Specialist in the Child Protection Section, the primary purpose of this internship is to strengthen UNICEF’s work in the MENA region on knowledge management across the region and the work of the regional office.
How can you make a difference?
It is anticipated that other activities could be incorporated into the internship work plan based on the interest and agreement of the Intern. This could include engagement and support to the Jordan Country Office programming, to research on child marriage in humanitarian settings, or other areas of work within the regional Child Protection team.
To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will:
Expected background and Experience
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.