Partnerships and Advocacy

UN Children's Fund, Japan

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th December, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. 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 fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, hope.

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

Purpose of the assignment

The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF’s position as a partner of choice for children’s right among governments and public actors around the world. The intern will acquire direct practical experience in PPD Tokyo’s work and the United Nations system by supporting the offices’ advocacy and communication tasks to strengthen the visibility of Japan/UNICEF partnerships under general guidance of the supervisor (Partnerships and Advocacy Specialist).

Specific tasks:

Under the supervision of the Partnerships and Advocacy Specialist , PPD Tokyo, the intern will

  • Assist the Team’s efforts to enhance donor visibility and UNICEF’s advocacy messages by gathering and organising information for key counterparts and media;
  • Update and improve the Tokyo office’s web site and social media accounts as necessary;
  • Assist the team in translating UNICEF messages, press releases and other publications;
  • Provide any other technical and operational assistance as appropriate and required by the Team.
  • Duration of assignment: Between January - August 2020 (more than 2 months, up to 6 months)

Qualifications of successful candidates:

  • Currently enrolled in a university or a graduate school or those who graduated from schools within two years. Professional experiences are desirable;
  • Available to work in the office at least 3-4 days per week. During the busy period, the intern is expected to work more than 4 days per week;
  • A high level of proficiency in both written and oral languages of English and Japanese is required (For English, we expect the candidates to have scores around TOEIC 800, TOEFL (P) 570, (C)229, (I)89);
  • Interested in international development and humanitarian work, especially in the field of child rights, child protection, education, health, nutrition, WASH and so on;
  • Good communication skills are required;
  • Good teamwork skills and ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work with MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Working knowledge on illustrator, Photoshop and HTML is an asset;
  • Experience in public relations and/or event management is an asset.


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