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Internship Recruitment (26 weeks) – Anticipatory Action Intern, Istanbul, Turkey – UNICEF jobs

  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: UNICEF
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline:  2024-03-10

For every child, Hope

The Office of Emergency Programme (EMOPS) provides strategic and coordinated support to Country Offices preparing for and responding to humanitarian crises, in collaboration with Regional Offices, to ensure that they have the right capacities to respond effectively and deliver on its Core Commitments to Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs). EMOPS leads efforts to ensure that UNICEF’s role in complex emergencies and natural disasters is clearly defined, that the organization is properly equipped to fulfil that role, and that all levels of the organization are prepared to deliver our mandate.

The Risk Analysis and Preparedness Section in EMOPS (RAPS) main purpose is to support UNICEF in being ready to meet the CCCs in humanitarian emergencies and thus to contribute to UNICEF’s general ability to assess and adapt to a multitude of risks. RAPS’ aim is to help UNICEF be best prepared and impactful in saving and protecting lives, and in reducing children’s vulnerability around the world. Anticipatory Action (AA) is a set of pre-planned and pre-financed interventions taken prior to the onset of a crisis and based on a set of pre-defined triggers. RAPS is seeking an intern to support its work in Anticipatory Action (AA).

How can you make a difference?

Main duties and responsibilities:

The intern, under the supervision of the Emergency Specialist (Anticipatory Action), will be responsible for:

  • Support Emergency Specialist (Anticipatory Action) for implementing the AA activities according to the work plan.
  • Support for arranging capacity building events, sessions or webinars on AA.
  • Support for creating content for UNICEF website and SharePoint on AA.
  • Review and research different websites of agencies such as OCHA, WFP, FAO, IFRC, AA hub to get up to date information on AA.
  • Draft notes and minutes of meetings and training sessions/webinars.

Benefits to Intern:

The intern would be able to:

  • Gain knowledge and experience about AA.
  • Build understanding of the linkages of risk analysis, emergency preparedness and AA.
  • Gain access to various professional networks within UNICEF (Young UNICEF, for example)

Minimum Requirements: (Standard for ALL internship advertisement):

•      Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate school and has completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an undergraduate degree (if the candidate is 18 years old, this replaces the two-year bachelor’s completion requirement); or, Graduate Degree Program (i.e., Master’s, PhD).  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

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

  • Enrolled as a student (or recent graduate; see above) in a graduate degree programme in Disaster Management, Climate Since, Environmental Studies or any other relevant subject.
  • At least 1-2 years previous work experience in a relevant field.
  • Experience using Excel and Power Point for data analysis and visualization.
  • Experience of qualitative writing.
  • Experience of organizing meetings, sessions, webinars.
  • Fluent in English (written and oral); intermediate knowledge of any additional UN languages (French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian) is an asset.

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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates 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.

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