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ADVERT – for an Intern to support the Youth Engagement program at UNICEF Maldives Country Office.
Background and rationale:
Maldives has made considerable progress in improving access to education with gender parity (at primary and lower secondary level) over the last decades. However, nationwide, 25 per cent of males and 30 per cent of females (aged 15–24 years) are not in employment, education, or training, compared to 33 per cent of males and 35 per cent of females in the atolls. Challenges include the lack of career guidance and work-readiness programmes, and insufficient resource allocation for developing labour market-relevant skills, including technical and vocational training and skills for a green and blue economy. To address the situation of adolescent skills and employability, UNICEF Maldives Country Office is in the process of formulating Adolescent Skills and Employability (ASE) programs in collaboration with Government and Civil Society partners. To implement the skills and employability initiatives, UNICEF Maldives Country Office wishes to work with young people and provide opportunities for young people to contribute to design the interventions. Further, UNICEF wishes to provide internship opportunities for young people to gain work experience to enhance their employability and work readiness.
Purpose of the internship:
Duty Station: UNICEF Maldives Country Office, Male’. Maldives.
Supervisor: Mazeena Jameel, Education Specialist.
Major tasks to be undertaken by the intern and deliverables
Deliverables: Monthly report on key achievements of the tasks, key learnings and the interns’ self assessment of the evolving competencies.
Competencies the intern is expected to develop under the guidance of the supervisor.
|Appreciation of drive for results||
|Works collaboratively with others||
Appraisal of the intern
Appraisal of the intern will be done monthly on a regular basis and at the end of the internship (final evaluation)
Successful interns will be awarded an official recognition of completion of the internship (as per organizational policy).
Estimated duration of the internship: Six months from start date.
Official travel involved: Official travels to the field will be undertaken with the ASE team as required.
Payment: A monthly stipend of MVR 8140 will be paid upon submission of the monthly report.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
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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.
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UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable [Insert candidates from targeted underrepresented group]are encouraged to apply.
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