Digital Health Internship – Knowledge Management, Health MNCAH section, Programme Group, NYHQ

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UNICEF Global


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, good Health

UNICEF envisions a world where the health and well-being of every child is improved through digitally enabled health systems. To this end, UNICEF is working with governments, donors and partners to improve the planning and implementation of digital health systems to accelerate primary health care. The digital transformation of health systems has the potential to revolutionize patient care and healthcare outcomes on a global scale. Strengthened capacity of the health workforce, the adoption of standards-based technologies, as well as the implementation of data-driven decision-making processes are key to transformation. This comprehensive approach can directly enhance efficiency, accuracy and accessibility of health services, while also facilitating better communication and coordination among healthcare professionals.

How can you make a difference? 

The intern will provide technical assistance across a range of areas that will support UNICEF’s digital health and information systems work, including:

  • Support information and knowledge management activities through maintenance of key online platforms and tracking tools.
  • Support the writing of business cases on new emerging topics and evidence-based digital health programming through data collection/analysis, research, and document reviews. 
  • Support quarterly analysis of UNICEF’s investments in digital health across country offices and health programmes, including immunization, MNCAH, and adolescent mental health. 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will… 

  •  Be enrolled in an undergraduate university degree or higher in public health, international development or health policy, or have graduated within the past 2 years •
  • Have basic knowledge of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health issues and of health programs in low and middle-income countries. 
  • Have a specific interest in and knowledge of digital health technologies. 
  • Possess excellent English proficiency. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. 
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills. 

To following supporting documents are required to apply:

  • Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school.  It should also state the expected graduation date. Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion. 
  • Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance 
  • Copy of Identification Card (ID) 
  • One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address
  • Certification of valid health insurance coverage for the whole internship duration 

Benefits to Intern

The objective of the internship is to give the intern a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. S/he will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, the intern will be exposed to high-profile meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of UNICEF, especially in the field of Primary Health Care and digital health. Initially the intern will take on the amount of responsibility s/he can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is theirs to develop.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:  

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

There is no expectancy of employment at the end of this internship.

Advertised: 11 Apr 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 26 Apr 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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