UNICEF Recruitment for Internship Position to Support Social Protection


Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Recruitment for Internship Position to Support Social Protection.

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman’s suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1950, UNICEF’s mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words “international” and “emergency” were dropped from the organization’s name, making it simply the United Nations Children’s Fund, retaining the original acronym, “UNICEF” .

Job Description

  • Company: UNICEF
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time.

Tasks to be completed

The intern will undertake the following activities:

• Provide inputs to review and strengthen the M&E framework for the Linkages initiative
• Support in data collection from the districts involved in the testing phase
• Contribute to the report laying out the findings from the testing phase of the initiative
• Help organize the national stakeholders’ workshops to discuss findings and next steps
• Help to develop and produce advocacy and dissemination materials based on evidence and recommendations
• Support dissemination activities as required.

Expected Deliverables

• Inputs to the M&E Framework for the Linkages Initiative
• Inputs given to the M&E report
• Support provided in preparing and holding the national stakeholders workshop
• Advocacy and dissemination materials designed

Supervision and Reporting Arrangement

• The intern will be coached and closely supervised by the Social Protection Specialist at the UNICEF Accra Office.
• S/he will work in close collaboration with Social Protection, Policy and Evaluation and Child Protection teams.
• At the end of the internship intern and supervisor must complete the respective internship evaluation forms


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

• Proof of enrolment in an undergraduate or advanced programme
• Reference letter from school confirming student requires internship. OR
• Up-to date university transcript or Statement of result/certificate evidencing completion of first degree within the last two years (if applicable).
• Expected field of study should be Social Sciences, particularly Sociology, Development Studies, Economics, Social Protection, Social Services or something similar
• Developing country work experience is considered an asset.
• Previous experience with conducting monitoring and evaluation, doing advocacy and organising events will be considered an asset.
• Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline 12 December 2019.

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