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UNICEF Nutrition Internship (Various Locations – Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar) – Apply now for an exciting internship opportunity.
Contract Type: Internship
Duty Station: Islamabad
UNICEF operates in some of the most challenging regions globally, striving to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children, protecting their lives, upholding their rights, and nurturing their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, they tirelessly work for every child, regardless of their location, ensuring a brighter future for all.
And they persevere relentlessly.
For each and every child, Nutrition is paramount!
Role of UNICEF Nutrition Internship
Under the direction of the Chief of Nutrition and the immediate control of Nutrition Specialists and Officers at the relevant UNICEF Country and Field Offices, the UNICEF Nutrition Intern will perform a crucial role. The duties that the intern will perform include:
Implementation of Maternal and Adolescent Nutrition Strategies:
Assisting in the implementation of strategies related to maternal and adolescent nutrition.
Documenting Promising Practices/Lessons:
Supporting the documentation of promising practices and lessons.
Conducting Relevant Research:
Engaging in research on topics relevant to UNICEF Pakistan Country Office Nutrition Program priorities, such as maternal nutrition, adolescent nutrition, early childhood development, and more.
Drafting and Editing:
Assisting the program team with drafting and editing reports, presentations, official communications, speeches, and articles.
Coordinating with Partners and Stakeholders:
Supporting the nutrition team in coordinating with partners and stakeholders.
Providing Logistical Support:
Offering logistical support for activities like organizing and reporting conferences, events, and training courses.
Qualifications and Requirements for UNICEF Nutrition Internship
To qualify for UNICEF Nutrition Internship, you should meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree program or have graduated within the past two years in Human Nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or other health-related science field.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Outstanding academic accomplishment as shown by most current university or institution data.
- Must be willing to provide proof of medical insurance that covers their stay at the duty station.
- Any prior experience related to Nutrition, Public Health, or Health Intervention will be preferred
- Proficiency in at least one of the three official languages of UNICEF: English, French, or Spanish. You must be able to communicate effectively in the office’s working language.
- Not be disqualified by the UNICEF Child Safeguarding Personnel Standards (DHR/STANDARDS/2019/001), as amended, and have NO immediate relatives (e.g., parents, siblings, brothers, or sisters) working in any UNICEF office, as well as no other relatives in the line of authority to whom the intern will report.
Core Values and Competencies
UNICEF competencies required for this post are:
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships
- Demonstrates Self-awareness and Ethical Awareness
- Drive to Achieve Results for Impact
- Innovates and Embraces Change
- Manages Ambiguity and Complexity
- Thinks and Acts Strategically
- Works Collaboratively with Others
They put candidates through tests during the hiring process using the competence framework. Learn about their competency framework and its many levels here: competency framework.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Because UNICEF is committed to helping the most underprivileged children in the world, the diversity of their global staff must reflect the variety of those children. No matter their color or ethnicity, age, handicap, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, country, socioeconomic status, or any other personal feature, the UNICEF family is dedicated to include everyone.
Benefits and Policies of UNICEF Nutrition Internship
They provide their employees with a wide range of perks, including as paid parental leave, nursing breaks, and appropriate accommodations for those with disabilities. Flexible work schedules are strongly advised by UNICEF.
UNICEF Nutrition Internship is dedicated to encouraging the safety and protection of all children. All selected candidates will thus be subjected to extensive reference and background checks, and they will be expected to uphold these standards and principles.
Verification of academic qualifications and job history will be part of background checks. It could be necessary to request more information from chosen applicants so that a background check can be done.
UNICEF’s proactive commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential for ensuring the greatest results for children. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Additionally, vaccine requirements for UNICEF Nutrition Internship, such as those against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid), may apply to appointments.
- Governmental workers who are being considered for a post with UNICEF Nutrition Internship typically have to resign from their government in order to take the role.
The employment process will only continue with individuals who have been shortlisted after being contacted.
31 Jul 2023 is the deadline for apply.
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