Education Intern, Beijing, China, 6 months (onsite)

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    negotiable / YEAR
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    1 month ago
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    Administration, Education
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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, a champion

Education is UNICEF China’s key program area in the Country Program 2021-2025, aiming to ensure that more disadvantaged and vulnerable children in China are adequately prepared to start school and are learning and acquiring skills in an inclusive, healthy, and safe environment. The program will employ a combination of upstream work to inform and shape policies, guidelines, and curriculum, with downstream work to support the uptake of national policies and reforms, and to co-create scalable models, building the skills of teachers and students, improve school and kindergarten environments, and demonstrate child-friendly teaching and learning, and promote alternative learning pathways for out-of-school adolescents.

How can you make a difference?

You will have opportunities to contribute to UNICEF China’s work in preschool education. Main activities include:

  • Assisting in the knowledge management for the Early Childhood Education and Development team in the Education Section, including but not limited to literature review and analysis, presentation preparation, editing and compiling documents, document translation, etc.;
  • Providing technical and management support to UNICEF early childhood education projects, including kindergarten teacher training capacity building project in 24 counties, inclusive preschool education project, social-emotional learning course development for kindergarten principles and the school-family collaboration, play-based learning, etc;
  • Other duties as assigned, including administrative tasks when required.

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

  • Be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate (above 18 years old) or postgraduate, preferably majored in education, psychology, or related fields;
  • Have strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records, or, if not available, a reference letter from an academic supervisor;
  • Have no immediate relatives working in any UNICEF offices;
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
  • UNICEF’s core competency framework.

View UNICEF core competency framework from here.

  • Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to selected candidates who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.

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