Internship to support the Planning Monitoring and Evaluation in Guyana and Suriname (based in Guyana)

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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 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, hope

UNICEF Guyana and Suriname | UNICEF Guyana & Suriname

How can you make a difference? 

Planning Monitoring & Evaluation at UNICEF Guyana and Suriname is an essential function to assess if progress is made in achieving the expected results of programs and projects for children in Suriname and Guyana, identify bottlenecks in implementation and make necessary adjustments, promote accountability of results and support continuous learning and improvement including the generation of high-quality evidence and learnings to inform the pathway to scale.

UNICEF Guyana and Suriname works with a wide range of actors and partners, including children and their families, ministries, local governments, parliamentarians, non-governmental organizations, the media, public private sector regional and international organizations working with children. The planning Monitoring and Evaluation focuses on the updates of the situation of children and women in the country, report about child rights, evaluations, and studies. Under the supervision of the PM&E Specialist, the intern will be engaged in the process of desk research, preparing documents, and finding information and data to support updates of the situation analysis as well as coordination work related to specific program interventions. In addition to these tasks, ad hoc tasks might be requested to support the general work of the PM&E. Benefits to Intern as part of the PM&E at UNICEF office in Suriname and Guyana is that the interns will be introduced to work across other programs of the organization. The interns will learn about and participate in program planning, coordination and monitoring, policy, and program discussions. The intern will get a better sense of how UNICEF office operates as one office in two countries (Guyana and Suriname).

Specifically, the intern:

• Shall support the development the M&E framework to monitor and evaluate specific program interventions which will include on sight field monitoring, collection of data
• Support key evidence generation efforts such as the Situation analysis for children with disabilities and the Out of School Study in Guyana
• Support to secondary data analyses across program and M&E support to partners
• Shall prepare key data to visualize the needs of children and the main areas of interventions needed to ensure that their rights are fulfilled including in migrant communities
• Shall also support other initiatives led by PM&E related to monitoring, evaluation, learning and knowledge sharing
In addition to above, the intern shall also support UNICEF work related to communications including creating Human Interest Stories


Under the guidance of the Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Specialist, the intern(s) will provide support and operational assistance to various processes in researching, collecting, analysing, and presenting data as well as field monitoring of specific program intervention and analysis while learning about PME processes to support the implementation of the workplan advancing the rights of children.

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

• Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program or have graduated within the past two years in Law, Public Policy, Political or Social Science
• Good command of application of software such as, Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
• Strong research and analytical skills and ability to synthesize concepts and material into clear and concise thoughts
• Strong writing skills and ability to present complex information in a concise and understandable manner
• Knowledge SPSS, Stata, R or any other data analysis software is an advantage
• Ability to work well as part of a team
• Language Proficiency – Good working proficiency in English (written and spoken)

Other requirements and Eligibility

Selected Interns must be at least 18 years old and should submit: – Verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree program or is a recent graduate (2 years after degree completion is considered as recent). It should also state the expected graduation date. – One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address. – The intern should use his/her personal computer during the length of the internship.

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.

[add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]

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.



[Remove below text if not a child safeguarding elevated risk role]

[If applicable] This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is:a role with direct contact with children, works directly with children, is a safeguarding response role.Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including additional criminal background checks) applies.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitably qualified candidates living with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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: 03 Jul 2024 SA Western Standard Time
Deadline: 10 Jul 2024 SA Western Standard Time

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