Internship – Public and Private Partnerships, UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok, Job No #572347

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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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them


How can you make a difference?

The Public and Private Partnerships team of UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking a qualified intern to support the team in programmatic and partnership-building work. The mandate of the team is to promote respect and support for children’s rights by the private sector partners and public sector partners. Within UNICEF Thailand, the team sits with the Front Office and reports to the Representative with matrix reporting to the Deputy Representative.

The intern is expected to contribute to initiatives that can promote child rights among business stakeholders such as Family-Friendly Policies and Practices in workplaces, youth employability, child rights in the digital environment, and others. The intern will also contribute to the development of partnership strategies with the private sector and public partner/donors by conducting research and producing preliminary analysis related to child rights and business and international development cooperation in Thailand. The intern will play an important role in ensuring the smooth operations of the team by supporting tasks such as event organization, meeting coordination, proofreading, translation, drafting documents, taking notes, etc.

Through this internship, the intern will gain knowledge and experience in promoting business and children’s rights in the private sector and the international development community. The intern will also gain transferrable skills for working in a United Nations organization. The Public-Private Partnerships and Advocacy specialist will provide the necessary supervision and guidance. The Corporate Alliances Officer will also provide support and guidance on the daily tasks assigned.

 

Work Assignment:

•     Support preparation and organization of a study launch event on paid parental leave with external partners. Detailed tasks may include scheduling, preparing invitation letters and following up, proofreading, and translating concept notes, drafting minutes and event reports, preparing follow-up messages, etc.

•     Research news, events, intelligence, and resources related to corporate sustainability, business and human rights, and international development cooperation to assist the team’s trend analysis and strategy development.

•     Draft high-quality written pieces both in Thai and English such as meeting notes, summary emails, concept notes, letters, etc. and provide translation support (Thai ⇆ English).

•     Support the ideation of creative communication content (photos, videos, human interest stories, social media posts, both in Thai and English) related to Child Rights and Business-related activities and liaise with the Communication section.

•     Participate in weekly meetings with the team and other key meetings in the office, produce concise meeting notes, and follow up on agreed action points.

•     Maintain and enhance the knowledge management system of the team

•     Maintain and regularly update the team’s partner directory

•     Delivering any other tasks where the support from the intern is deemed necessary and appropriate.

•     Upon discussion and agreement, the Intern may also assist the Public Partnerships Specialist in a research project mapping potential international donors for UNICEF Thailand’s interventions in the Southern Border Provinces.

Duration of Contract:  6 months – The internship can be on a full-time or a part-time basis but full-time is preferred for this internship.

 

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

•     Preferably be a final-year student in an undergraduate or graduate school degree programme or be a recent graduate (within the past two years) with an advanced/undergraduate degree in International Development, Communication, Political Science, Business, Human Rights, or any other related field.

•     Fluency in Thai and English, with good writing and speaking skills, is required.

•     Interest and willingness to learn more about child rights, the SDGs, corporate sustainability, business and human rights, and UNICEF’s goals and mission.

•     Be well organized and structured, with good attention to detail, and able to work collaboratively in a multicultural setting.

•     Proficiency in using video editing and graphic design tools is an asset.

 

Conditions of Intern:

•    Expenses: Stipend according to UNICEF’s guideline is applicable.

•    Modality: It is preferable for the intern to work in person in the office at least once a week. For the remaining working days, the intern may work remotely respecting Bangkok working hours. The intern may be required to join certain meetings and events at the UNICEF Thailand office and in Bangkok, so it is preferable for the intern to be based in Thailand in an area accessible to Bangkok. In case interns need to travel, interns are responsible for making arrangements on their own.

•    Leave: Interns may take up to 2.5 days per month off work for any reason, including medical reasons. The stipend will be reduced for any absences beyond this quota.

•    Health/Medical insurance: UNICEF accepts no responsibility for costs or fatality arising from illness or accidents incurred during the internship whether on or off UNICEF premises.  The intern must carry adequate and regular medical insurance.  The intern will be required to provide with a proof of medical insurance prior to commence work.

•    Confidentiality: The intern is required to respect the confidentiality of information that s/he collect or is exposed to at UNICEF. No reports or papers may be published based on information obtained from UNICEF without the explicit written authorization by the Head of Office or Division Director.

•    Impartiality: The intern is required to respect the impartiality and independence required of UNICEF and will not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to UNICEF.

•    Employment Prospects: There is no expectance of employment at the end of the internship.

 

How to apply:

Interested individuals are requested to submit the following documents no later than 9 June 2024.

•     Application letter

•     CV

•     Two letters of recommendation by the former employer and/or university

•     A copy of transcript

 

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. 

Advertised: 27 May 2024 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 09 Jun 2024 SE Asia Standard Time

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